STELLA MARIS COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI-600 086.

 

            Post graduate Elective offered by the Department of Psychology for

M.A / M.Sc.  Degree Programmes

 

Syllabus

(Effective from the academic year 2011-2012)

 

PERSONAL DISTINCTIVENESS

 

CODE: SW/PE/PD24                                                                                     CREDITS : 4

                                                                                                                          L T P : 4 1 0

                                                                                    TOTAL TEACHING HOURS : 65

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  • To enable students to discover themselves and others.
  • To enable students to enhance their social skills.
  • To prepare students to handle challenges of life.
  • To enable students to shape individual identity.

 

Unit     1                                                                                                                                       

            Self Discovery

            Self-concept

            Self-image, Self-esteem

            Emotional intelligence- basic emotional competencies

            Motive & drives

            Values

 

Unit     2                                                                                                        

            Understanding others

            Social perception meaning and definition

Basic principles of social perception

            Social intelligence

Social awareness

Social facility

  

Unit     3                                                                                                         

           Interpersonal communication

           Definition and different levels of communication

           Types of communication

           Elements of communication

           Listening/ responding

           Group dynamics

 

 

 

 

Unit     4                                                                                                        

            Interpersonal Dynamics

            Transactions

            Life scripting

Life positions

Ego States          

            Psychological games

 

Unit     5                                                                                                                  Adjustment

           Adjustment- concept of adjustment and maladjustment

           Conflict

           Frustration

           Stress

           Coping strategies

                    

BOOKS FOR REFERENCE

Baron. A. Robert, Byrne. Donn. Social Psychology. New Delhi: Prentice Hall. 2004.

Baron. A. Robert. Psychology. 2nd edition. New Delhi: Prentice Hall. 2009.

Berne, Eric. Games People Play, The Psychology of Human Relationships. London: Penguin books. 2007.

Goleman, Daniel, Abearian. R. Emotional Intelligence. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. 2006.

Goleman. Daniel. Social Intelligence. London: Random House. 2007.

 

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION

 

Total Marks: 100                                              Duration : 3 Hours

 

Section A : 10 x 2 = 20 Marks (All 10 questions to be answered in 50 words each)

Section B : 5 x 8 = 40 Marks (5 out of 8 questions to be answered in 250 words each)

Section C : 2 x 20 = 40 Marks (2 out of 4 questions to be answered in 1000 words each)