Selected Topics in Psychology

IIT Kanpur Course , Prof. Braj Bhushan

Lecture 1: Introduction Selected Topics in Psychology

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Selected Topics in Psychology by prof.Braj Bhushan,prof.Ajit Dalal,prof.Alok Bajpai,prof.Girishwar Misra,prof.JBP Sinha,prof.Manas K Mandal,prof.Rakesh K. Gupta,prof.Ramadhar Singh & prof.Vivek Benegal,Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,IIT Kanpur.For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.ac.in

Course Description :

Historical review of psychology in the West:Introduction of this lecture series and the speakers - Psychology: Emerging of a discipline - Beginning, growth and decline of Western psychology in India - The core and context of Indian psychology - The indigenization of psychology in India;Society, Culture and Psychology:Weaving culture into psychology - Culture and Self: Implications for Social Behaviour - Cultural and organizational behaviour - How do similar attitudes determine attraction - Why do similar attitudes determine attraction;Health and Well‐being:A beautiful mind‐ Perspective on brain , mind and it's Challenges - Emotion and well‐being - Mental health and illness - Folk Healing Traditions in India - To sleep or not;Psychological Testing and Assessment:Issues and challenges in psychological assessment - Nontraditional research in behavioural sciences - What a surprise: My results are nonsignificant - Neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience research - Functional MRI in psychology

Neuropsychology:Side bias in human behaviour - Brain microstructural correlates of cognition in Cerebral Palsy - Brain microstructural correlates of cognition in vitamin B12 deficiency - Why do people drink / smoke? Why cant they just stop despite knowing about harm?: The neuroscience of addictive behaviour - Who is at risk and why? The neurogenetics of vulnerability to addiction - The gambler's lament: Behavioural addictions‐ gambling, internet and porn addictions - Art and the brain ‐ how the brain processes art,how the brain creates art ‐ creativity;Can art be used as a strategy to repair the brain;Positioning Psychology in the Modern Context:Technological advances in other areas and their impact on psychology - Positioning the state of psychology in India in the global scenario - Scientific publications in psychology: Trend, Issues and Concerns

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