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Course Detail

Course Name Psychology for Engineers
Course Code 19HUM240
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Psychology of Adolescents: Adolescence and its characteristics.

Unit 2

Learning, Memory & Study Skills: Definitions, types, principles of reinforcement, techniques for improving study skills, Mnemonics.

Unit 3

Attention & Perception: Definition, types of attention, perception.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • To strengthen the fundamental knowledge of human behavior
  • To strengthen the ability to understand the basic nature and behavior of humans in organizations as a whole
  • To connect the concepts of psychology to personal and professional life

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understand the fundamental processes underlying human behavior such as learning, motivation, individual differences, intelligence and personality.
  • CO2: Apply the principles of psychology in day- to- day life for a better understanding of oneself and others.
  • CO3: Apply the knowledge of Psychology to improve study skills and learning methods
  • CO4: Apply the concepts of defense mechanisms to safeguard against abusive relationships and to nurture healthy relationships.

CO – PO Mapping

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

Textbook / References


  • S. K. Mangal, ”General Psychology”, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.2007
  • Baron A. Robert, ”Psychology”, Prentice Hall of India. New Delhi 2001

Reference Book(s)

  • Elizabeth B. Hurlock, Developmental Psychology – A life span approach, 6th edition.
  • Feldman, Understanding Psychology, McGraw Hill, 2000.
  • Clifford Morgan, Richard King, John Scholper, ”Introduction to Psychology”, Tata Mcgraw Hill, Pvt 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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