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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.

Text Books

  1. V. D. Swaminathan & K. V. Kaliappan “Psychology for effective living – An introduction to Health
  2. 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.

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