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Course Detail

Course Name Psychology for Effective Living
Course Code 19HUM239
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To help students acquire the basic knowledge of behavior and effective living
  • To create an awareness of the hazards of health compromising behaviours
  • To develop and strengthen the tools required to handle the adversities of life

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understand the basic concepts of Behavioral Psychology
  • CO2: Demonstrate self reflective skills through activities
  • CO3: Apply the knowledge of psychology to relieve stress
  • CO4: Analyse the adverse effects of health compromising behaviours.
  • CO5: Evaluate and use guided techniques to overcome and cope with stress related problems.

CO – PO Mapping

PO/CO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 1 1
CO2 2 3 3 3
CO3 3 3 2 1 3 2
CO4 2 2 3 1
CO5 1 2 1 1

Textbook / References


  • 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.

Reference Book(s)

  • S. Sunder, ‘Textbook of Rehabilitation’, 2nd edition, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi. 2002.
  • Weiben & Lloyd, ‘Psychology applied to Modern Life’, Thompson Learning, Asia Ltd.2004.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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