1st Semester Applied Psychology Notes

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Unit-8

Describe the scope, branches, and significance of psychology in nursing.

  • Meaning of Psychology 1SSues
  • Development of psychology – Scope, branches, and methods of psychology
  • Relationship with other subjects
  • Significance of psychology in nursing
  • Applied psychology to solve everyday

Unit-9

Biological basis of behavior Introduction.

  • Body-mind relationship
  • Genetics and behavior
  • Inheritance of behavior.
  • Brain and behavior
  • Psychology and sensation- sensory
    process -normal and abnormal

Unit-10

Mental health and mental hygiene

  • Concept of mental health and mental hygiene
  • Characteristic of a mentally healthy person
  • Warning signs of poor mental health
  • Promotive and preventive mental
  • health strategies and Services
  • Defense mechanism and its implication
  • Frustration and conflict- types of
  • conflicts and measurements to Overcome
  • Role of Nurse in reducing frustration
  • and conflict and enhancing coping

Unit -11

Developmental psychology

  • Psychological needs of various groups
  • in health and sickness- Infancy,
  • childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age
  • Introduction to child psychology and
  • role of a nurse in meeting the
  • psychological needs of children
  • Psychology of vulnerable individuals
  • challenged, women, sick, etc.
  • Role of the nurse with vulnerable group

Unit-12

Personality

  • Meaning, the definition of personality
  • Classification of personality
  • Measurement and evaluation of
  • personality-Introduction
  • Alteration in personality
  • Role of nurse in identification of
  • individual personality and
  • improvement in altered personality

Unit-13

Cognitive process

  • Attention- definition, types, determinants, duration, degree and
  • alteration in attention
  • Perception – Meaning of Perception, principles, factor affecting perception,
  • Intelligence – Meaning of intelligence Effect of heredity and environment in
  • intelligence, classification, Introduction to measurement of
  • intelligence tests – Mental deficiencies
  • Learning -Definition of learning, types of learning, Factors influencing
  • learning – Learning process, Habit formation
  • Memory-meaning and nature of memory, factors influencing memory,
  • methods to improve memory, forgetting
  • Thinking- types, level, reasoning and problem-solving.
  • Aptitude- concept, types, individual differences and variability
  • Psychometric assessment of cognitive processes-Introduction
  • Alteration in cognitive processes

Unit-14

Motivation and emotional processes

  • Motivation- meaning, concept, types, theories of motivation, motivation
  • cycle, biological and special motives Emotions – Meaning of emotions,
  • development of emotions, alteration of emotion, emotions in sickness
  • handling emotions in self and other Stress and adaptation- stress, stressor,
  • cycle, effect, adaptation and coping Attitudes – Meaning of attitudes,
  • nature, factor affecting attitude, attitudinal change, Role of attitude in
  • health and sickness Psychometric assessment of emotions
  • and attitude-Introduction Role of nurse in caring for the emotionally sick client

Unit-15

Psychological Assessment and tests introduction

Types, development, characteristics, principles, uses, interpretation
Role of nurse in Psychological assessment

Unit-16

Application of soft skill

  • Concept of soft skill Types of soft skills are visual, aural and
  • communication skill The way of communication
  • Building relationships with clients and society
  • Interpersonal Relationships (PR):
  • Definition, Types, and Purposes, Interpersonal skills, Barriers,
  • Strategies to overcome barriers
  • Survival strategies- managing time, coping with stress, resilience, work-life
  • balance Applying soft skills to the workplace and society Use of soft skills in nursing

Unit-17

Self-empowerment

  • Dimensions of self-empowerment Self-empowerment development
  • Importance of women’s empowerment in society
  • Professional etiquette and personal grooming
  • Role of nurse in empowering other
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