I. Motivation: Instincts, Needs – types of needs – Physiologi-cal; social and Psychological needs; Maslow’s theory of Hi-erarchy of needs, Role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in learning.

II. Human Abilities: Intelligence – Origin of Intelligence tests, concept of I.Q., Extremes of Intelligence distribution: – Gifted and challenged; Emotional Intelligence; Aptitudes; Creative thinking.

III. Social behavior: Inter personal attraction – proximity, physi-cal appearance, similarity, complimentality. Impression for-mation and management. Pro- social behaviour – Empathy, altruism

IV. Groups and Leaderships: Classification of Groups, Group Dynamics – Social facilitation, loafing and inhibition. Characteristics of a leader. Emergence of a leader;

V. Communication Skills: Communication process; verbal and non-verbal communication skills – Interpersonal com-munication – Transactional Analysis approach.

VI. Personality: Meaning and definition of personality; Healthy personality Development; self perception, self confidence, goal setting, decision –making. Ego-defence mechanisms, Personality assessment: Self report measures and projec -tive techniques.

VII. Issues in contemporary society : Competition, test anxi-ety, conflicts and frustrations, aggression, depression, sui-cidal tendencies. Drug addiction.

VIII. Health Psychology : Psychology of well-being; Stress man-agement: Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga, Thought stopping, Rational emotive therapy.

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