Curriculum | Psychology for Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)

1 UNIT: I         


· Describe the history, scope and methods of psychology · History and origin of science of psychology
· Definition and Scope of psychology
· Relevance to nursing
· Methods of Psychology
· Lecture Discussion

  • Horizontal method
  • Students interactive session
2 Hrs
2 UNIT: II        

Biology of behavior

· Explain the biology of Human behaviour · Body mind relationship modulation process in health and illness
· Genetics and behaviour : Nervous System, Neurons and synapse
· Association Cortex, Rt. And Lt. Hemispheres
Psychology ofSensations
· Muscular and glandular controls of behaviour
· Nature of behavior of an organism/Integrated responses
  • Lecture Discussion
  • Horizontal method
  • Students interactive session
3 UNIT: III      
Cognitive Processes
· Describe various cognitive processes and their applications · Attention : Types, determinants, Duration & Degree, Alterations
· Perception : Meaning, Principles, factors affecting, Errors
· Learning : Nature, Types, learner and learning, Factors infludecing, Laws and Theories,
process, transfer, study habits
· Memory : Meaning, Types, Nature, Factors influencing, Development Theories and
methods of Memorizing and Forgetting
Thinking: Types and levels, Stages of development, Relationship with language and
communication Intelligence: Meaning,
Classification, Uses, Theories Aptitude; Concept, Types,
Individual differences and Variability
· Psychometric assessments of cognitive processes
· Alterations in cognitive processes
· Applications
· Lecture Discussion
· Psychometric assessment
· Practice sessions
20 Hrs.





Motivation and Emotional Processes
· Describe motivation, emotions, stress, attitudes and their influence on behaviour · Motivation ; Meaning, Concepts, Types, Theories, Motives and behaviour, Conflicts and
frustration, conflict resolution
· Emotion & Stress
– Emotion: Definition, components, Changes in emotions, theories,
emotional adjustments, emotions in health and illness
– Stress: Stressors, cycle, effect, adaptation & coping
· Attitude : Meaning, nature, development, factors affecting
– Behaviour and attitudes
– Attitudinal change
· Psychometric assessments of emotions and attitudes
· Alterations in emotions
· Applications
  • Lecture Discussion
  • Role plays
  •  Case discussion
  •  Demonstration
  • Unconventional method
  • Cooperative learning









8 Hrs
5. UNIT: V
· Explain the concepts of personality and its influence on behavior · Definitions, Topography, Types, Theories
· Psychometric assessments of personality
· Alterations in personality
· Applications
· Lecture Discussion
· Demonstration
· Counseling.

  • Horizontal
  • Cooperative learning
7 Hrs

Developmental Psychology

· Describe the psychology of people during the life cycle
  • Psychology of people at different ages from infancy to old age
  •  Psychology of vulnerable individuals- challenged, women, sick, etc.,
  • Psychology of groups


· Lecture Discussion
· Case Discussion

  • Vertical method
  • Cooperative learning
7 Hrs

Mental Hygiene and Mental Health

  • Describe the characteristics of Mentally Healthy person Explain Ego defence  mechanisms
· Concepts of mental hygiene and mental health
· Characteristics of mentally healthy person
· Warning signs of poor mental health
· Promotive and preventive mental health- strategies and services
· Ego defence mechanisms and implications
· Personal and social adjustments
· Guidance and Counseling
· Role of Nurse
· Lecture Discussion
· Case Discussion
· Role play
· Demonstration

  • Student interactive session


8 Hrs