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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

True to the origin of the very discipline of Psychology from the roots of Philosophy, the Department of Psychology emerged from the Department of Philosophy in the University of Madras in the year 1943. Dr. G. D. Boaz, M.A., D.Phil (Oxon) was the Founder-Head of the Department.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A Applied Psychology
=> M.Sc Human Resource Development Psychology
=> M.Phil Professional Psychology
=> M.Phil Psychology
=> Post Graduate Diploma in Learning Disabilities
=> Post Graduate Diploma in Organizational Development and Management of Change
=> Ph.D Programme

Research Projects :

The Department of Psychology ever since its inception has been actively helping different segments of society through various research projects funded by Government, Non-Government and private agencies. The list of research projects carried out in the last two decades are presented below.

=> UGC Major Research Project on, "Personality Development Programme for Student Youth towards Nation Building", 1997.
=> UGC Major Research Project on "Enhancing the Personal, Social and Academic Performance of High School students through Life Skills Training", 1998.
=> "Psycho physiological Correlation of Injury Proneness among Sportsmen" funded by the UGC - 1990
=> "Adjustment Correlates of Working and Non-working Pregnant Women" funded by the UGC - 1997
=> " Indian Approaches in Promotion of Health" funded by UGC - 2006.
=> "Knowledge attitude and Practice related to Coronary Heart Diseases" funded by UGC - 2004.
=> "A Study of Cognitive Functioning in Individuals living in High Natural Radio activity areas" funded by UGC - 2005.
=> A study on "Psychological Adoption" of children funded by UGC during 2003 funded by UGC.
=> "Development of a Behavioral Predictor Inventory for entry level assessment - Validation and Standardization" funded by Career India during 2004.
=> "Life Skills Training for Promotion of Health among Adolescents" funded by TANSAC during the year 2008.
=> "Life Skills Training for the students of Corporation Schools" sponsored by Corporation of Chennai during the year 2009.
=> "Influence of Certain Psychological Variables on Occupational Stress and Well being among Women Police" funded by BPR&D, during 2008-2010.
=> "Impact of Perceived Parental Expectation, Perceived Competence and Academic Pressure on Psychological Well-Being of Students during Adolescence", funded by UGC during 2009-2011.


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