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The Department of Psychology delves into the study of human behaviour and mental processes. Faculty and researchers explore diverse topics, including cognition, emotions, and social interactions. Through a combination of theoretical understanding and empirical research, the department aims to contribute insights into mental health, human development, and behaviour, shaping future professionals in psychology and advancing knowledge in the field.

Psychology is a multifaceted domain encompassing the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. Researchers investigate cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of individuals, exploring how they interact with their environment. This field includes clinical psychology, counselling, developmental psychology, and neuroscience. By employing diverse methodologies, including experiments and observations, psychology seeks to understand, explain, and predict human behaviour. Its applications span therapy, education, business, and more, contributing valuable insights to enhance individual well-being and societal understanding.

Course Duration

  • M.A. Psychology (H) ‒ 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • M.A. Psychology (H) ‒ 2 years
    Graduation (minimum 50%)

Fees:

M.A. Psychology (H) ‒ 2 years: - First Year : 1, 00, 000

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M.A. Psychology (H) ‒ 2 years

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology

Studying psychology contributes to personal growth, academic achievement, and the development of skills that are valuable in both professional and personal life. It encompasses a broad range of topics related to human behaviour, mental processes, and emotions. Following are the expected learning outcomes:

  • Understanding Human Behaviour: Students gain insights into the factors that influence human behaviour, including biological, psychological, and social determinants. This knowledge helps in understanding why individuals think, feel, and act the way they do.
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Psychology encourages the development of critical thinking skills, allowing students to evaluate information, analyse research findings, and apply evidence-based reasoning to various situations.
  • Research Skills: Students learn research methods and statistical techniques used in psychology to conduct experiments, surveys, and observational studies. This fosters the ability to critically assess research literature and contribute to the field.
  • Empathy and Interpersonal Skills: Studying psychology enhances empathy and interpersonal skills, as students explore topics related to relationships, communication, and understanding diverse perspectives.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Psychology students learn to identify and analyze problems in different contexts, proposing solutions based on a thorough understanding of human behaviour and cognition.
  • Cultural Awareness: Psychology emphasizes cultural sensitivity and the impact of culture on behaviour. This awareness helps students navigate diverse social environments and work effectively with people from various backgrounds.

Studying psychology offers a wide range of benefits, encompassing personal, academic, and professional aspects. This includes:

Versatility in Career Opportunities: A degree in psychology opens doors to diverse career paths. Graduates can pursue careers in counseling, clinical psychology, human resources, education, marketing, research, and various other fields.

Effective Communication Skills: Psychology students often develop strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This is valuable in conveying ideas, expressing empathy, and establishing rapport with others.

Enhanced Empathy and Interpersonal Skills: Studying psychology leads to an increased understanding of others, promoting empathy and improved interpersonal skills. This is crucial in various personal and professional settings.

Preparation for Advanced Degrees: A degree in psychology serves as a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in psychology or related fields, such as clinical psychology, counselling, or neuroscience.

Contributions to Mental Health: Psychologists play a vital role in promoting mental health and well-being. Studying psychology allows individuals to contribute to the understanding and treatment of mental health issues, reducing stigma and promoting positive mental health practices.

The faculty of the Department of Psychology at Amity University Mohali consists of academic professionals with expertise in various subfields of psychology. The faculty members play a crucial role in educating students, conducting research, and contributing to the academic and professional development of the field. They teach courses, conduct research, and contribute to the academic community.

List of faculty members:

  • Dr. Sushil Rohiwal
  • Dr. Shikha Sarna Chawla
  • Dr. Samita Sharma
  • Dr. Supriya Sharma
  • Dr. Noor Glory
  • Ms. Richa Sharma
  • Ms. Chandani Pandey
  • Ms. Tenzin Dolma
  • Ms. Samarika Dalal
  • Ms. Mohua Dasgupta

Studying psychology opens up a diverse range of career prospects, as the knowledge and skills acquired are applicable in various fields. Here are some common career paths for individuals with a degree in psychology:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Advertising and Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Academic Researcher/Professor
  • Human Services Manager

Programme Structure, Syllabi, Outline of Tests, and Course of Reading as follows

M.A. (Hons) Psychology - 2 years