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Diploma in Psychology

Diploma in psychology

General Psychology reviews the scientific principles related to human behavior and mental processes. Topics include the scientific method, neuroscience, learning, memory, and thinking, emotions, motivation, and health, life span development, personality, psychological disorders, and therapies, and social psychology.

Developmental Psychology considers human growth from conception to “death. This course covers the physical,” “cognitive, and psycho-social process of human” development. It is designed to give a general overview of the developmental processes.

Applied Organisational Behaviour teaches students individual and group behavior in organizations. Students develop an understanding of how organizations can be managed more effectively. Course content includes
motivation, group dynamics, conflict resolution, goal setting and rewards, job design, work stress, power/politics, and organizational change and development.

Educational Psychology reviews psychological principles relevant to effective teaching and learning. Stage theories will be used to address issues of pupil variability. The course will enable students to design and use objectives. Units on instruction will include behavioral, information processing, humanistic and cognitive theories. Finally, measurement and evaluation, as well as classroom management, will be addressed.

Social Psychology provides scientifically based constructs used in understanding social phenomena and their impact on the individual. Identification of the social and psychological variables that give human behavior a predictable base is stressed. Topics considered include human nature, psychological development, sex role identification love, affiliation, aggression, image management, attitudes, opinion manipulation, morality,
leadership, group dynamics, attribution and construct theory. This is a writing credit course with International/Intercultural content. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing.

Abnormal Psychology concentrates on the explanation of psychological abnormality including symptomatic patterns, causation, and treatment approaches of psychological disorders. This course discusses several types of psychological disturbances and maladaptive behaviors as well as the various diagnostic categories and criteria, terminology, and therapeutic approaches associated with each.

Course Content

Modules covered under Diploma in Psychology
Duration: 1 year

Course No. Modules 
PSY 2012 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
DEP 2004 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
MAN3240 APPLIED ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
EDP 2002 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOP 2002 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
CLP 2140 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
CPS 2000 CONCEPT BOOK
RPS 2001  SUPERVISED RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT 1 (Based on Developmental Psychology)
RPS 2002 SUPERVISED RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT 2 (Based on Abnormal Psychology)

Brochure: Diploma in psychology approved by TVEC, Sri Lanka

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