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UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR

 

No.       159       /Acad-II                                                                     Dated:  27  / 11 /2000.

 

 

NOTIFICATION.

 

 

            It is notified for the General information of all concerned that the Academic Council in its meeting held on 10.01.1998 and 15.01.1998, and the Syndicate dated 14.03.1998, approved the revised Curriculum of subject of Psychology for B.A/B.Sc. which has been implemented from the past session by all the constituent/affiliated Colleges of University of Peshawar.

 

            A copy of the said Syllabus is again send herewith.

 

 

Sd/xxx xxx xxx,

Deputy Registrar (Acad),

University of Peshawar

No.     8549 – 79     /Acad-II,

Copy to: -

1.                  The Chairperson, Department of Psychology, University of Peshawar.

2.                  All Principals of Constituent/Affiliated Colleges, University of Peshawar.

3.                  The Controller of Examinations B.A/B.Sc., University of Peshawar.

4.                  P.S. to Vice-Chancellor, University of Peshawar.

5.                  P.S. to Registrar, University of Peshawar.

 

 

Sd/xxx xxx xxx,

Deputy Registrar (Acad),

University of Peshawar


 

 

 

REVISED CURRICULUM OF

PSYCHOLOGY FOR B.A / B.SC.

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by the Syndicate, University of Peshawar

 

Provided by the

 

 

 

University of Peshawar

September


 

REVISED CURRICULUM OF PSYCHOLOGY FOR B.A/B.SC.

 

PAPER – A

 

BASIC CONCEPTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

1.         INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOTY

 

a.                   Use and Application of Psychology in the world today (with special reference to Pakistan).

b.                  Brief historical background and Schools of Psychology.

 

2.         METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   Observations (Naturalistic and Field Study)

b.                  Case-History

Brief historical background and Schools of Psychology

c.                   Experimentation (with Special emphasis on variables and basic research design)

d.                  Survey

e.                   Interview

 

3.         NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ENDOCRINE

 

a.                   Importance of Nervous System in the study of behavior

b.                  Endocrine glands

 

4.         SENSATION, PERCEPTION, AND ATTENTIN

 

a.                   Sensations.

i.                     Characteristics

ii.                   Vision: Structure and functions of the eye

iii.                  Audition: Structure and Functions of the ear

 

b.         Factors in perceptions

            i.          Subjective, Objective, and Social

            ii.          Kinds of perception: Spatial, Temporal, and Auditory

 

c.         Attention

            i.          Definition

            ii.          Conditions of attention (Subjective and Objective)

iv.                 Span and fluctuation in attention

 

5.         MOTIVES

 

a.                   Definition

b.                  Classification

i.                     Biogenic Motives (Air, Hunger, Thirst, Defecation and Urination, Fatigue and Sleep, Pain, Temperature regulations, maternal behavior, and Sex).

ii.                   Socio-genic Motives (Play and manipulation exploration and curiosity affiliation achievement, competition and cooperation, social approval, and self-actualization).

c.                   Measuring strength of Motives (General activity, obstruction, and method choice)

 

6.         EMOTION

 

a.                   Definition and Nature

Physiological changes during emotions

b.                  Cardio-visceral, Glandular, G.S.R. and Pupilliometrics

c.                   Theories of Emotions

i.                     James-Lange theory

ii.                   Cannon-Bard theory

iii.                  Schachter-Singer theory

 

7.         LEARNING

 

            a.         Definition and types

                        i.          Classical and instrumental conditioning

                        ii.          Trial and Error

iii.         Modeling

iv.                 Insight

v.                   Imprinting

 

8.         MEMORY AND FORGETING

 

a.                   Definition and Nature

b.                  Memory processes (Retention, Recall, and Recognition)

c.                   Training of Memory

d.                  Forgetting (Definition, Nature and Theories)

 

9.         THINKING

 

a.                   Definition and nature, autistic thinking

b.                  Kinds: (Realistic thinking, creativity and problem solving)

c.                   Tools of thinking: (Imagery, Language, Concepts)

 

10.       PERSONALITY

 

a.                   Definition and nature of Determination of Personality

b.                  Heredity and Environment

c.                   Assessment (Protective and non-protective techniques)

 

NOTE: -          Wherever necessary relevant research findings be quoted with special to Pakistani cultural context.

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

 

Boume, L.E. Jr. & Ekstrand, B.R. Psychology, Its Principles  and Meanings. Hott, Rinehart & Winston.

 

Hall, C.S. & Lindzey, L. (1957). Theories of Personality. New York: Jon Willy and Sons Inc.

 

Hilgard, E.R, Atkinson, R.C and Atkinson, R.L. (1975). Introduction to Psychology. (6th Editin) Oxford & IBH Publishing Co.

 

Lanbert, W.N & Lanbert, W.E. Social Psychology, Englewood Cliffs: N.J. Prentice Hall

 

Papalia D. and Old S.W. Psychology. N.Y: McGraw Hill Zimbardo, P.G. (1985). Psychology and life. Stanford University: Harper Collins Publishers.

 

PAPER – B

 

BASIC CONCEPTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

 

1.         FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   Scope and application of Psychological tests.

b.                  Types of tests

Individual, Group, Verbal, and Performance tests

c.                   Characteristics of a Psychological test

Standardization, Objectivity, Reliability, Validity

d.                  Introduction to:

i.                     Ability tests (Stanford Binet, WAIS, WISC)

ii.                   Personality tests (16PF, TAT, and Rorschach)

 

2.         ABNORMAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   The concept of normality and abnormality

b.                  Causes (Biological, and Psychological)

c.                   Psychological Disorders:

A.                 Neuroses:

a.             Anxiety, Hysteria

b.            Phobia

d.                  Obsessive compulsive reactions

B.         Psychoses: Schizophrenia and its types, Depression

            e.         Character disorders:

                        i           Psychopathic Personality

                        ii.          Delinquency

3.         DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   Nature and Scope

b.                  Methods: Longitudinal, Cross-sectional

c.                   Aspects of Development: Psychological, Socio-linguistic & Cognitive

d.                  Phases of Development: Prenatal Penod, Birth, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and Old-age

4.         EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   Nature and Scope

b.                  Methods: Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional

c.                   Teacher’s Characteristics: Teacher’s personality, Communication skill, Expectation and Teachers as a model

d.                  Educational Environment: Classroom atmosphere

e.                   Counseling and Vocational Guidance

 

5.         SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   Nature and Scope

b.                  Group and its kinds

Primary Group, Secondary group, Reference group, In-and-out group

c.                   Attitude

Formation and change, Measurement lacerate Scale obtrusive

d.                  Leadership

Characteristics of a good leader, Authoritarian, Democratic

e.                   Mass Media and communication

Electronic media and Print media

 

6.         INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

a.                   Nature and Scope

b.                  Selection and placement:

Tests and interview

c.                   Working environment

Physical and Psychological

d.                  Job satisfaction and Productivity

 

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

 

Berrien F.K Practical Psychology. New York: Harper and Brooks

Burrtt, HE, Applied Psychology: London: Methuen

D.E. Papalia & S.W Olds, Human Development. New York: MacGraw Hill

Gilmer B.H, V. Applied Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill

Marcuse, F.L. Areas of Psychology. New York: Harper and Brooks

 

 

PAPER – C

 

STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENT

 

1.         STATISTICS

 

a.                   Definition and importance of Statistics in Psychology

b.                  Descriptive Statistics

i.                     Graphic Representation

ii.                   Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, Mode

iii.                  Measures of Variability: Standard deviation

iv.                 Correlation: Pearson’s Product-moment

c.         Inferential Statistics

            i.          z-scores

 

EXPERIMENTS

 

Any one experiment from each of the following groups (9 in all)

 

A.        PSYCHO-PHYSICS

 

i.                     Two-point threshold

ii.                   Mueller-Lyer illusion

 

B.        LEARNING – I

 

i.                     Maze learning

ii.                   Transfer of training

 

C.        LEARNING – II

 

i.                     Massed Vs Distributed learning

ii.                   Whole Vs part learning

iii.                  Meaningful Vs Nonsense learning

 

D.        MEMORY

 

i.                     Memory: Function of Recitation

ii.                   Memory: Method of Social Reproduction

iii.                  Memory: Function of Time (Saving method)

 

E.         SENSATION AND PERCEPTION

 

i.                     Color Zones of Retina

ii.                   Blind Spot

iii.                  After images

 

F.         ATTENTION

 

i.                     Span of attention

ii.                   Fluctuation in Attention

 

G.        THINKING

 

i.                     Problem solving

ii.                   Concept formation

 

H.        ADMINISTRATION OF TEST

 

i.                     Word-Association Test

ii.                   Block Design (Koh’s Block design)

iii.                  Draw-a-Person test

 

I.          SOCIAL EXPERIMENT

 

i.                     Rumor (Method of Serial reproduction)

ii.                   Attitude (Survey of Study of Habits and Attitudes (SSHA) Dr. Z.A. Ansari, National Institute of Psychology, Islamabad)

iii.                  Observation of behavior

 

BOOKS RECOMMENDED

 

Collins & Drever, A First Laboratory Guideline in Psychology. New York: Harper & Row

 

Garrett, H.E. (1967). Statistics in Psychology and Education, London :pmg,ams. Greem & Co.

 

Guilford, J.P. & Fruchter, B. (1987). Fundamental Statistics in Psychology and Education. New York. McGraw Hill Book Company

 

Postman, L. & Egan, J.P Experimental Psychology. New York: Harper & Row

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