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Department of Psychology

As one of the newestdepartments to be part of Santhigiri College (2020), the Department of Psychology has a promising future. With an innovative course structure rooted in theoretical knowledge and practical exposure, the department has laid its initial steps with the 3-year Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree programme affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.The department aims at providing students with high academic standards in psychology, ensuring optimal learning environment and using adequate pedagogic methods that promote essential qualities of a mental health professional. This is achieved throughseminars, experiential methodologies, laboratory training, conferences, workshops, field-based studies, film-based discussions and interactions with field experts.The vision of the department is not only to shape ethical and qualified mental health professionals, but also create awareness about mental health and related issues of the society.


Objectives

  • Enable students to be sensitive towards the psychological wellbeing and needs of people.
  • Attain a strong theoretical foundation in the areas of cognitive psychology, social psychology, biophysiology, neurophysiology and organisational psychology and application of these theories and concepts in appropriate real-life situations.
  • Gather practical knowledge in conducting psychological assessments and experiments essential in the mental health workspace.
  • Attain skills including communication skills, psychological software, working in groups and organising events which ensure the competitive skill set essential for employability and higher education.
  • Ensure skills necessary for psychological counselling and intervention.
  • Display adequate knowledge in the area of psychological research and statistical analysis which enables them to get started with writing academic research papers.
  • Attain professional skills necessary for working as a team to create awareness about mental health and develop an empathetic, ethical mind towards people in need.
  • Attain skills including communication skills, psychological software, working in groups and organising events which ensure the competitive skill set essential for employability and higher education.


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