COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Psychology for Effective Living
Course Code: 
15HUM239
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Psychology for Effective Living' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Self-Awareness & Self-Motivation

Self analysis through SWOT, Johari Window, Maslow’s hierarchy of motivation, importance of self esteem and enhancement of self esteem.

Unit 2

The Nature and Coping of Stress

Conflict, Relationship issues, PTSD. Stress – stressors – eustress - distress, coping with stress, stress management techniques.

Unit 3

Application of Health Psychology

Health compromising behaviours, substance abuse and addiction.

  • V. D. Swaminathan & K. V. Kaliappan “Psychology for effective living - An introduction to Health
  • Psychology. 2nd edition Robert J. Gatchel, Andrew Baum & David S. Krantz, McGraw Hill.
  • S. Sunder, ‘Textbook of Rehabilitation’, 2nd edition, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi. 2002.
  • Weiben & Lloyd, ‘Psychology applied to Modern Life’, Thompson Learning, Asia Ltd.2004.