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Braj Bhushan
IIT Kanpur

 

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This course is designed for better understanding of the self and others. It will help you understand the how and why of thinking, feeling, and action. This introductory psychology course will cover the major psychological constructs and principles, primarily focusing on the perceptual processes, learning, memory, emotions, genetic and environmental determinants of behavior and personality. In the last week it will also demonstrate some lab sessions whereby the relevant construct and phenomena can be empirically tested. 

 

 
Week

Topics

1.

Why Psychology? 
Major milestones in psychology 
Major milestones in psychology
Major areas of psychology
Major methods used in psychology
Redefining boundaries of the discipline

2.

Perception

3.

Learning

4.

Memory 

5.

Emotion

6.

Genetic and Environmental bases of behaviour

7.

Personality

8.

Lab session: Perception

Feldman, R.S. (2004). Understanding Psychology. Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi



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