The Department of Psychology beseeches the active participation, association, and involvement of a multi- disciplinary group of psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation professionals, social scientists, scholars, and researchers who contribute to the field of behavioural sciences in a holistic manner. The Department, through education and research, targets to nurture manifold areas of behavioural sciences and attempts to improve the quality of life of individuals as well as the society. The Department helps students to develop an understanding of the complexity of human behaviour by undertaking critical analysis of biological, intra-psychic, interpersonal, social, political, cultural and economic forces that influence human behaviour. The students and the faculty alike are encouraged to become empathically involved in efforts that lead to greater social justice and the achievement of human kind's full potential.

Courses Offered:

  Program   Duration   Intake  
Dual Degree Psychology (BSc & MSc) 10 semesters 30
M.Sc. Psychology 4 semesters 30
PhD Psychology 6 semesters -

About the Programs :


Dual Degree Psychology (B.Sc & M.Sc)

       This course is introduced keeping in view of the rapidly growing job demands for psychologists in health care, industrial, educational, and mental health sectors. The unique feature of this course is that each core paper is integrated with theoretical views and experiments. Learning is facilitated through classroom activities, laboratory experiments, field experience, and virtual classroom learning. An additional feature of this course is that the latest technologies are employed to facilitate the e-learning components along the principles of round-the-clock accessibility and self-paced learning, in a scalable mode. In addition to the prescribed curriculum, students will be given ample opportunities to enhance their personal and professional competencies through seminars, workshops, conferences, activities of psychology society, and contributions to journal, book, and media clubs periodically. Facilities will be provided to students to undergo personal counselling, career guidance, and placement.

M.Sc. Psychology

       There is a huge gap between the need for psychologists and their availability in the country. Only a limited number of qualified and well trained psychologists are coming out from academic institutions to meet ever increasing challenges in the field of mental health. In this context the Department of Psychology has instituted M.Sc. Programme in Psychology to cater to the rapidly growing demands for psychologists in academic as well as non-academic sectors. This Programme will equip students with advanced training in professional skills and research methods, preparing them for both a career involving psychological research as well as application of psychological techniques in various settings. Thus, the students not only develop their knowledge of psychology as a science, but also learn to apply this knowledge in order to understand practical problems and to develop effective interventions to deal with these problems. The unique feature of this course is that each core paper is integrated with theoretical views and experiments. Learning is facilitated through class room activities, laboratory experiments, field experience, and virtual classroom learning modalities. This course also employs pioneering technologies to facilitate-learning components with 24x7 accessibility and self-paced learning, in a scalable mode. In the second year, the students can choose any one of the twin specialization papers; Clinical and Counseling Psychology or Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Development. Completion of the M.Sc. degree also prepares students for subsequent academic degrees, including M.Phil and Doctoral studies.

Specializations:

  • Clinical and counseling Psychology
  • Organization Behavior and Human Resource Development
  • Educational and career counseling

PhD Psychology

       The PhD Program offered by the Department of Psychology prepares the students for research and applied skills. A student acquires expert-level knowledge in one’s chosen area within psychology, develops research methodological skills, and conducts an original research. The thrust areas of research in the Department are: adolescent health, cross-cultural study of individual differences, humanitarian action, HIV/AIDS in relation to targeted population, reproductive health and sexuality peace and conflicts, disability in the context of human rights. The Department advocates an ecological approach in the understanding and influencing of the various factors that play a vital role in determining the mental health and well-being of individuals as well as society. The Programme involves systematic and cumulative training in psychological research in order to prepare students for careers in practice, research, or academic settings. Our overarching goal is to prepare students to become competent professionals in psychology who may function in a variety of professional settings including academic, research, clinical and community centers. The doctoral Program consists of two semester course work with courses such as: advanced quantitative research methods, advanced qualitative research methods, and statistics for behavioural sciences in the first semester; and contemporary issues in behavioural sciences research, writing scientific research, and a paper related to the area of research, and a paper related to the topic of research in the second semester.

HOD
  • Dr. Romate John
  • Professor & HOD
  • E-mail : romatejohn@cuk.ac.in
  •               romatejohn@gmail.com
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Mamman Joseph
  • Mr. Mamman Joseph
  • Assistant Professor
  • E-mail : mammanjoseph@cuk.ac.in
  •               mammanjosephc@gmail.com
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Dr.Jeyavel
  • Dr. Jeyavel S.
  • Assistant Professor
  • E-mail : sjeyavel@cuk.ac.in
  •               jeyavel05@gmial.com
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Dr. Vijyendra Pandey
  • Dr. Vijyendra Pandey
  • Assistant Professor
  • E-mail : vijyendrapandey@cuk.ac.in
  •               virjup@gmail.com
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Objectives

To shape skilled and qualified psychologists to serve the health, industrial, management, educational and developmental sectors of the society.

To contribute to the existing knowledge bank in psychological sciences with an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.

To enrich human resources through research, training and varieties of knowledge dissemination processes to address various psycho - social and developmental issues prevailing in our society with a special need- based approach to the Hyderabad- Karnataka regions.

To bring subjects like environmental psychology, disaster management, biostatistics, sports psychology, transpersonal psychology, psychology of Arts & literature, Business psychology, indigenous psychology, etc.,as academic subjects into the mainstream.

To develop in-depth knowledge and skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods through laboratory, field and web modes of learning.

Departmental Activities:

The department of Psychology is offering a five year integrated programme in Psychology and a two- year stand-alone Master’s degree and Ph.D programme in Psychology. The department also offers two specializations for the Master’s degree programme in Psychology namely, Clinical & counseling psychology and Human resource development & Organizational Behaviour.

The department has revised the course curriculum with specific components such as ‘Teaching component’, ‘Learning component’ and additional one credit programmes besides the existing orientation on inculcating the knowledge through skill training with laboratory oriented and field oriented experiments integrated with field visits, placement, supervised practicum and internship.

Faculty in the department has been actively involved in conducting research, writing scientific papers, attending seminars and conferences regularly besides imparting quality education to the students. The Department has initiated the process for procuring and installing multi-channel biofeedback system in the Psycho-physiological laboratory and has recommended good text and reference books to the SC/ST book bank and general library.

Following are some of the noted academic related workshops and specific programmes conducted by the department and involved by the faculty during the academic year 2012-13.

Workshops / Refresher Programs / Trainings:
  • Dr. Romate John Conducted one - day study skills training workshop for the PU students in the St. Joseph’s college Gulbarga on 18th October, 2014.
  • Dr. Romate John Organized a two – day workshop on Art Therapy from 21/11/2014 – 22/11/2014. Resource person was Ms. Debby Holtzman, multidisciplinary Art Therapist from, Barcelona University, Spain.
  • Dr. Romate John Organized a two day workshop on Transactional Analysis in the department of psychology on 30/01/2015 and 31/01/2015. The resource person invited was Smt. Susan George, Poornam Holistic Centre, Chennai.
  • Dr. Romate John Organized a two-day workshop on Solution Focused Counseling” in the department of Psychology on 13/02/2015 – 14/02/2015. The invited resource person was Jaseem K
  • Dr. Romate John Organized a three –day workshop on Clinical and Therapeutic Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming in the Department of Psychology from 12/03/2015 – 14/03/2015. The invited resource person was Prof. Clement D’Souza, Mangalore.
  • Pandey, V., & George, K.J. (2014). Changing perceptions of fairness: Group Identity, locus of merit and need, and preferences for norms of allocation, International Journal of Social Sciences, III (I). ISSN 1804- 980X
Publications:
  • 1. Romate John (2014) Positive psychological strengths in orphan and non-orphan adolescents. International journal of education in emerging Indian society .Vol.1, No.1, Pages: 77-83, ISSN: 2394-434 X
  • 2. Rashmi R and Romate John (2014) The use of expressive arts as effective interventions for HIV infected children. International journal of physical and social sciences- IJPSS; ISSN: 2249-5894, volume 4, issue 3, 2014, p.no 406-422.
  • 3. Henry S. and Romate John (2014) Association between aggression and positive psychological strengths in adolescents. Journal of Socio-Economic conditions in Karnataka: An overview, ISBN: 978-81-921806-7-0:-, 2014 p.no-201-213
  • 4. Chitralatha and Romate John (2014) Relationship between family adjustments and positive psychological strengths among defense personnel. Journal of Socio-Economic conditions in Karnataka: An overview, ISBN: 978-81-921806-7-0:-, 2014 p.no-225-240.
  • 5. Henry S. and Romate John (2014) Peace behaviour and positive psychological strength among adolescents. Journal of Socio-Economic conditions in Karnataka: An overview, ISBN: 978-81-921806-7-0:-, 2014 p.no-214-224.
  • 6. Chitralatha and Romate John (2014) Positive psychological strengths and its relation to subjective well-being and job satisfaction among Indian Defence personnel. Journal of Socio-Economic conditions in Karnataka: An overview, ISBN: 978-81-921806-7-0:-, 2014 p.no-241-234.
  • 7. Rashmi R and Romate John (2014) Job satisfaction and its Indicators among women employees. International journal of education in emerging Indian society.Vol.1, No.1, P: 84-87, ISSN: 2394-434 X.
  • 8. Romate John (2014) Constructive thinking, job satisfaction and burnout in HIV/AIDS Counselors working at ICTCs. International journal of education in emerging Indian society .Vol.1, No.1, Pages: 89-95,ISSN:2394-434 X
  • 9. Jeyavel, S & Kadhiravan, S; (2014). “Impact of Family Environment on Adolescents’ Goal Orientation”. International Journal of Management and Social Science Review, Aug 2014, 1(2), 204-208.
  • 10. Kumar, K. & Jeyavel, S; (2014). “Stress appraisal in relation to performance of the students: An explorative study”. GYAN BHAV Journal of Teacher Education, Aug 2014, 3(5), 1-6.
  • 11. Jeyavel, S. & Kadhiravan, S; (2015). “Family environment & Goal orientation: Predictors of Self regulated learning among adolescents”. International Journal for Research and Development, Vol.2 (5), 60-64.
  • 12. Jeyavel, S. & Kadhiravan, S; (2015). “Enhancing Self-regulated learning among adolescents”. Indian Journal of Scholarly Researches, June 2015, 4(6), 452-455.
  • 13. Mamman Joseph; (2014). “Occupational stress among Nationalised and Non-Nationalised bank employees” Galexy International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 127-134.
Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Symposia / Talks:
Dr. Romate John

  • 1. Presented a theme paper titled “Comparison of Egan’s and Ivey Ive’s intentional counseling models” on regional seminar on current practices in school guidance programme organized by the Regional institute of education (NCERT), Mysore from 9th to 10th October, 2014.
  • 2. Presented a paper titled “Do peer pressures influence Teen’s health behavior’ on a two-day national seminar on Mental health and well- being: Implications for school education, organized by the department of education, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 22 nd to 24 th December,2014.
  • 3. Presented a paper titled “Positive psychological attributes among children in institution –reared and family–reared children “on a two-day national seminar on Positive psychology organized by the department of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad on 22nd January, 2015.
  • 4. Presented a poster titled “Disaster management “ on a national level KSTA conference on science and technology for disaster management organized by the School of earth sciences, Central University of Karnataka on 23 rd January, 2015
  • 5. Presented a paper titled “Indicators of stress and burnout in ICTC Counsellors “on a National conference on stress organized by the Maharani’s Science College, Bangalore from 12th to 13th February 2015.
  • 6. Presented a paper titled “Do peer pressures influence Teen’s health behavior’ on a two-day national seminar on mental health and well-being: Implications for school education, organized by the department of education, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 22 nd to 24th December, 2014.
  • 7. Presented a paper titled “psychosocial support in emergency settings” on a national level conference on emerging trends in earth science by the School of earth sciences, Central University of Karnataka on 30-31 th March, 2015
  • 8. Presented paper titled “Management of at risk behavior of adolescents in India: A review “on a two-day national seminar on Mental health and well-being: Implications for school education, organized by the department of education, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 22nd to 24th December, 2014.
Dr. Jeyavel S
  • 1. Participated in Three week Refresher Program (RC-285) in “Research Methodology for Social Sciences” organized by Academic Staff College, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla during 2nd March to 21st March 2015 at Academic Staff College, HP University, Shimla.
  • 2. Participated in Official TA 101 course with Susan George, PhD, on 30th Jan & 31st Jan 2015 at Department of Psychology, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, organized by International Transactional Analysis Association & Dept of Psychology, CUK.
  • 3. Participated in National workshop on “Structural Equation Modeling through AMOS” organized by the Department of Psychology, Periyar University, Salem, held from 31/07/2014 to 02/08/2014.
  • 4. Conducted a workshop on “Study Skills” for PUC first year students at St. Mary’s PU College, Gulbarga on 04th Feb 2015.
Mr. Mamman Joseph
  • 1. Participated in three days introductory workshop on “Computer applications in Experiments Building for Psychology” at Department of Psychology, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga from 18th to 20th March 2015.
  • 2. Participated in Official TA 101 course with Susan George, PhD, on 30th Jan & 31st Jan 2015 at Department of Psychology, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, organized by International Transactional Analysis Association & Dept of Psychology, CUK.
  • 3. Presented a paper titled “Personality and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among HIV/AIDS Patients” in 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) held in Paris, from 8-13 of July in 2014 at Palais des Congress, 2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris, FRANCE.
  • 4. Conducted “Career counselling” for PUC second year students at St.Joseph Higher Secondary school, Kalaburagi on 28th Jan 2015.
  • 5. Dr.Vijyendra Pandey; “Perceived Fairness of Given Allocation In India: The Role of Context, Authority Preference, Justice Rules, and Allocator/ Recipient Role” presented at 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology –ICAP 2014, held at Paris, France on 8-13 July, 2014Dr.
Dr. Vijyendra Pandey
  • 1. “Religion , Health and well- being: A study on Hindu Pilgrims” presented in a symposium titled as – Towards an integrative model of health and well- being: Insights from India, at 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology –ICAP 2014, held at Paris, France on 8-13 July, 2014.
  • 2. Has chaired a session “ State policies DIV03- OC07” at 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology –ICAP 2014, held at Paris, France on 8-13 July, 2014.
  • 3. Participated in “Six Days Workshop on “ Computer Applications on Experimental Psychology” Organized by University of Mumbai from 14th to 19th July, 2014.
  • 4. Participated in three weeks Refresher program at Academic staff college, Kerala University from 9/1/15 to 29/1/15.
  • 5. Participated in six days introductory workshop on “Computer applications in Experiments Building for Psychology” at Department of Psychology, Mumbai University from 14th to 19th July 2014.
  • 6. Presented a paper titled “Perceived Fairness of Given Allocation in India: The Role of Context, Authority Preference, Justice Rules, and Allocator/ Recipient Role” in 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) held in Paris, from 8-13 of July in 2014 at Palais des Congress, 2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris, FRANCE.
  • 7. Presented a paper titled “Religion, Health and Well-being: A study on Hindu pilgrims” in 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) held in Paris, from 8-13 of July in 2014 at Palais des Congress, 2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris, FRANCE.
  • 8. Chaired a session “DIV-03-OC-07-State Policies II” on 11th July 15 in in 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) held in Paris, from 8-13 of July in 2014 at Palais des Congress, 2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris, FRANCE.

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