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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology was established in 1929. Eminent Psychologists and philosophers of national and international fame such as Prof. N. N. Sengupta, Prof. E. Ahmad Shah, Prof. Kali Prasad, Prof. Raj Narain, Prof. H. S. Asthana have been associated with the Department. It was the first department in Uttar Pradesh to have offered U. G. and P. G. courses in Psychology. The focus of the departmental teaching and research in the beginning had been primarily on social and Experimental Psychology. From thereon it grew to cover various contemporary areas like Peace and Conflict Resolution, Women Studies, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Development, Child Development, Clinical Psychology and Counseling for psychopathology and problems of everyday living.

The U. G. C. recognized the outstanding performance of the Department by awarding DRS-Phase I in 1996, DRS-Phase II in 2001 and DRS-Phase III in 2006. The focus of the current DRS-Phase III is on Positive Psychology. The department is actively engaged in pursuing researches in the areas of stress, health and well being, happiness, relationships in family at work, personality growth and organizational change. From time to time, the department has been organizing workshops, seminars, conferences and symposiums to provide benefits to the masses. At present, the department under the ageis of NACO, is working as a nodal centre for HIV-AIDV counseling. It regularly organizes twelve days training programmes for HIV counseling in various medical and Social settings.

Department of Psychology
University of Lucknow
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


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