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.