Psychology for Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)

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1 UNIT: I         

Introduction

  • History and origin of science of psychology
  • Definition and Scope of psychology
  • Relevance to nursing
  • Methods of Psychology

 

 

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2 Hrs
2 UNIT: II        

Biology of behavior

  • Body mind relationship modulation process in health and illness
  • Genetics and behaviour: Nervous System, Neurons and synapse
  • Association Cortex, Rt. And Lt. HemispheresPsychology ofSensations
  • Muscular and glandular controls of behaviour
  • Nature of behavior of an organism/Integrated responses
 

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4Hrs

 

3 UNIT: III      

Cognitive Processes

  • 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 andcommunication
  • Intelligence: Meaning, Classification, Uses, Theories Aptitude; Concept, Types Individual differences and Variability
  • Psychometric assessments of cognitive processes
  • Alterations in cognitive processes
  • Applications
 

 

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20 Hrs.

 

 

 

 

4 UNIT: IV

Motivation and Emotional Processes

  • 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
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8 Hrs
5. UNIT: V

Personality

  • Definitions, Topography, Types, Theories
  • Psychometric assessments of personality
  • Alterations in personality
  • Applications
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7 Hrs
6. UNIT: VI

Developmental Psychology

  • Psychology of people at different ages from infancy to old age
  • Psychology of vulnerable individuals- challenged, women, sick, etc.
  • Psychology of groups
 

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7 Hrs
7. UNIT: VII

Mental Hygiene and Mental Health

· 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

 

 

 

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8 Hrs