UNIT – I Psychology, meaning and fields of psychology – scientific methods of Psychology – relevant of Psychology for social work practices.
UNIT – II Life span – physical, social and psychological aspects of development from prenatal period to old age. Motivation and hierarchy of needs.
UNIT – III Learning – meaning – theory of learning – the classical conditioning – operant conditioning cognitive learning – methods of effective learning – nature of memory forgetting – thinking – perception – concept and types – perception and sensation – characteristics of perception laws and perception grouping – errors in perception.
UNIT – IV INTELLINGENCE Concepts and measurements of intelligence – theory of intelligence – mental health. Introduction to concept of mental health and classification of mental illness and retardation – mental deficiency.
UNIT – V PERSONALITY Meaning – determinants of personalities – defense mechanism – theory of personality – measurement of personality. Adjustment – concept of adjustment and maladjustments – stress – frustration and conflict sources of frustration conflicts – nature and types of conflicts.
REFERENCE BOOKS: General psychology – S.K. MANGAL. Development psychology – B. Elizabeth Hurlock.