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Clinical psychology is a broad branch of psychology that focuses on diagnosing and treating emotional, mental, and behavioural disorders. Few of the more common disorders that may be treated include learning disabilities, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. The clinical psychologist meets with clients to recognise problems— behavioural, mental and emotional —in their lives. Through tests, interviews, and observation, the psychologist will identify any potential or existing disorders. Then, along with the client, they devise a programme of treatment as per the client’s requirements. Psychologists keep an eye on the client’s progress regularly to make sure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to regulate it if needed.

Required skillset for the course

To be a clinical psychologist, you should choose any stream in your 12th grade. Most of the schools have started including Psychology in their prospectus, and the magnificence of the subject lies in the fact that you can study Psychology with any stream as the fifth subject. It is recommended to take Psychology in school to have a basic understanding of the subject; but, it’s not a compulsion.

Graduation (BA/ BSc)

Get a bachelor’s degree in psychology from a UGC-recognised institute. A graduate degree will assist build base in psychology. You will study all the subjects of psychology, which will assist you to identify your interest. Certain subjects which are taught here include Clinical psychology, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior, etc. Usually, the subjects are more theoretical, but the one on Statistics comprises a numerical application. The students interested in the field of Research need to have comprehensive knowledge of the subject. During the three years, you will get an exposure to the basic components of Psychology. Workshops are carried out every year on different topics which range from Hypnosis to dream analysis. This differs from college to college.

BA Psychology is perfect for students who have a leaning towards Arts and Social Sciences and are eager to take up an in-depth study of psychology.

What is the difference between BSc Psychology and BA Psychology?

While BSc in Psychology is a Science degree, BA Psychology is an Arts degree. Apart from this, there is not much difference between the two courses as the core subjects usually remain the same. BA Psychology manages the counselling aspects of Psychology and is application-based. A student with a BA degree in Psychology is more likely to find a job as a guidance counsellor with different organisations whereas, BSc in Psychology deals with the clinical aspect of Psychology and a student has to learn research and statistics methodologies besides other subjects related to Psychology. B.Sc. Psychology is suited for students who have an interest in reasoning and Mathematics.

BA Psychology: Eligibility

There is just one eligibility criterion for this course. The student should have cleared their senior secondary examination with a minimum of 50per cent marks. The institute should be associated with a renowned board.

BA Psychology: Admission Procedure

Admission to BA Psychology degree starts after the results of intermediate exams are announced. The admission procedure for regular college is usually through a cut off list which is issued by the concerned university. The procedure for admission is discussed below:

  • Cut off Percentage/CGPA Announcement
  • Admission Formalities start
  • Universities release Application Form (Online/Offline)

Universities providing undergraduate courses, usually, declare the beginning of the application procedure in May and June. After the first phase is over where interested candidates fill the application forms, universities declare cut-offs required for admission to the program.

There are few universities as well which apart from considering the marks scored in 10+2, also carry out entrance test for admission to the BA Psychology programme.

Semester I

Sl. No.

B.Sc Psychology

1

Introduction to Psychology

2

Attention and Perception

3

Intelligence and Creativity

4

Motivation

5

Emotions

6

Stress and Well-Being

7

States of Consciousness

 

Semester II

Sl. No.

BSc Psychology

1

Learning

2

Memory

3

Cognition

4

Nature and Methods of Physiological Psychology

5

Nervous System: Structure and Function

6

Endocrine System

Semester III

Sl. No.

BSc Psychology

1

Nature of Psychological Research

2

Steps in Psychological Research

3

Hypothesis

4

Problem and Variables

5

Experimental and Non-experimental Research

6

Observation, Interview Methods

7

Qualitative Analysis

8

Application of Measure of Central Tendencies and Variability

9

Quantitative Analysis

10

The Normal Curve

11

Non-parametric and Parametric Statistics

Semester IV

Sl. No.

BSc Psychology

1

Life Cycle Approach to Development

2

Social and Cultural Context in Human Development

3

Culture and Human Development

4

Cognitive Development

5

Development Concerns during Adolescence, early youth, and adulthood.

6

Emotional and Social Development

7

Problems of aging

8

Issues and Problems of Human Development in the Indian Context

Semester V

Sl. No.

B.Sc Psychology Subjects of Study

1

Social Perception and cognition

2

Attitudes

3

Prejudice and Discrimination

4

Group and Leadership

5

Cultural psychology

6

Inter-group conflict

7

Personality

8

Empirical theories in personality

9

Self in psychoanalysis

10

Theoretical and methodological issues in self and personality

11

Gena Theory of Personality

 

Semester VI

Sl. No.

B.Sc Psychology Subjects of Study

1

Environment and Behaviour

2

Psychological Approaches to Environment

3

Ecology and Development

4

Demography

5

Environment Assessment

6

Environmental wisdom:

7

Social Support and Community Psychology

8

Social Ecology and Community Psychology

9

Community Participation and Social Change

10

Diversity and Multiculturalism

11

Parameters of Assessment, Psychological Scaling; Methods of Scaling

12

Nature and Scope of Human Assessment

13

Principles of Psychological Test Construction

14

Types of Psychological Tests

15

Assessment of Psychopathological Behavior

 

BA Psychology Syllabus - Module 1.1 (Theory)

Part I (Paper I)

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

A

Basic Psychological Processes

 

1. Introduction – Nature, Definition, Methods, Scope, Branches of Psychology

2. Sensory Processes and Perception -

a.) Sensation – Attributes, Modality, Characteristics of Sensory Processes.

b.) Difference between Sensation and Perception, Determinants of Perception. Gestalt Theory of perception.

c.) Attention – Determinants of Attention. Fluctuation, Oscillation, and Shifts.

3. Emotion – Nature, Basic Emotions, Physiological Correlates of Emotion.

B

Biological Bases of Behaviour

 

4. a) CNS – Brain and Spinal Cord

b) PNS- Nerve Cell and its functions. Receptors and Effectors.

5. Endocrine Glands – Pituitary and Adrenal.

Module 1.2 (Theory)

A

Developmental Psychology

 

1. Introduction – Definition, scope, methods.

2. Child Development – Prenatal development; Postnatal development up to adolescence – physical and social.

3. Heredity and Environment – Influence of Heredity and Environment on Development; Principles of heredity.

B

Educational Psychology

 

4. Introduction: Definition, Scope, and Methods. Relation of Psychology with Education.

5. Learning Theories – Trial and Error. Classical. Operant and Insight.

6. Memory and Forgetting –

7. Intelligence – a) Definition, Nature, Measurement

8. Exceptional Children – Gifted, MR.

 

Module 2.1 (Theory) Part II (Paper-II A)

A

Social Psychology

 

1. Introduction: Nature, scope, and methods

2. Group: Nature of groups; Influence of the group on individual behavior, crowd, and mob behavior

3. Social Interaction: Cooperation; Conformity; Norms, Attitude, and Values.

4. Social issues: Public opinion and Propaganda.

B

Industrial Psychology

 

5. Introduction: Aim, Scope, and Methods.

6. Work and Environment: Illumination, Ventilation, Temperature, Noise. Accidents in Industry: Causes and Prevention.

Module 2.2 (Paper II-B)

A

Practical

Module 2.3 (Paper III-A)

A

Psychopathology

B

Adjustment

Module 2.4 (Paper III-B)

A

Practical

 

Module 3.1 (Theory) Part III (Paper IV-A)

A

Guidance and Counselling I

B

Guidance and Counselling II

Module 3.2 (Paper IV-B)

A

Practical

Career Prospects

The graduates of this course get various chances to work in many different fields in both the private sector and the government sector. They get work in departments like hospitals, educational institutes, corporate organizations, etc. Some of the profiles which are open for them are Social Worker, Sales Representative, Recruiters, Teachers, and clinical psychologist, etc.

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Salary of Psychologist by Experience and Job Title

Category

Experience

Median Salary ( in Rs)

Psychiatrists

1-4 years

2.20-11.74 lakh

Counselling

Less than a year

2.70 lakh

Clinical Psychologists

Less than a year

70,750-1.83 lakh

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Khushboo

2022-02-28 14:38:51

Where are Child psychology colleges in India? How I can be a child psychologist?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

6 days ago

Top Psychology Universities in India 2022AIIMS Delhi - All India Institute of Medical Sciences New. IGNOU Delhi - Indira Gandhi National Open University. JMI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia. MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University. Chr...Top Psychology Universities in India 2022
AIIMS Delhi - All India Institute of Medical Sciences New. IGNOU Delhi - Indira Gandhi National Open University. JMI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia. MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University. Christ University, Bangalore.

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Bharani

2022-02-20 16:24:35

Please refer Ph.D. psychology admission part time in Tamil Nadu.

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

a week ago

Hi, you can take admissions for the same in -
1. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women,
2. Coimbatore Madurai Kamraj university
3, Dr MGR Medical University.

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

65 Clinical Psychology Colleges in India. Please visit link; https://www.shiksha.com/humanities-social-sciences/psychology/colleges/clinical-psychology-colleges-india#:~:text=65 Clinical Psychology Colleges in India.

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Sudheesh Kumar k

2022-02-22 11:31:38

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.Sc. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Kannur University.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Cutoff for M.sc changed every year you have to check college website regularly.

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Sowmya G

2022-02-19 20:55:58

I am searching for aa college which has M.Sc. Clinical nutrition course?

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

2 weeks ago

Hi.
Jaipur National University, MMM College of Health Science, Tamilnadu, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Institute of Health Science, Mumbai offers M.Sc. Clinical nutrition
Thanks.

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Radhakrishnan

2021-12-27 12:35:31

Is the entrance exam result for M.Phil Clinical Phycology 2021 declared?

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

3 weeks ago

Hi. Yes, it is already declared. Thanks.

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Devanshu Nath

2022-01-11 11:15:01

What is the scope of having a Masters in clinical psychology and an advanced Diploma in counselling psychology in India?

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Sunita Singh

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

Clinical Psychology deals with the psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, hallucination, etc. The field in India is in its growing phase. Scope of Clinical PsychologyWhen you talk about the scope of Clinical Psychology in India, it is very important to understand the required educati...Clinical Psychology deals with the psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, hallucination, etc. The field in India is in its growing phase. Scope of Clinical Psychology
When you talk about the scope of Clinical Psychology in India, it is very important to understand the required education for the field. After Masters in Psychology you can do Mphill. Medical Psychologist. Mental Health Social Worker. Neuropsychologist. Private Psychologist. Psychotherapist. Rehabilitation Psychologist. School Psychologist. Special Education Teacher. Substance Abuse Counsellor. My friend also completed M.A. In Clinical Psychology from LPU and she is now working in Fortis Hospital as a psychologist. She deals with patients who are suffering from Anxiety disorder, mental disorders, etc. She is also working as a Freelancer Counselor. I hope this helps.

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Puneet Singh

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Dear Devanshu, A Clinical Psychologist works in the logical field of medication, spends significant time in the finding and treatment of emotional well-being ailments. Clinical Psychology is the biggest claim to fame in the field of Psychology. A Clinical Psychologist works with patients on psych...Dear Devanshu, A Clinical Psychologist works in the logical field of medication, spends significant time in the finding and treatment of emotional well-being ailments. Clinical Psychology is the biggest claim to fame in the field of Psychology. A Clinical Psychologist works with patients on psychological wellness issues, both enthusiasm, and conduct. A solid feeling of empathy for helping other people beat hindrances that plague their psychological prosperity drives numerous to a profession in Clinical Psychology. Here is a rundown of jobs in clinical psychology:
Behavioural Health Psychologist. Child Psychologist. Clinical Case Manager. Clinical Psychology College Professor. Clinical Social Worker. Counselling Psychologist
Medical Psychologist. Mental Health Social Worker. Neuropsychologist. Private Psychologist. Psychotherapist. Rehabilitation Psychologist. School Psychologist. Special Education Teacher. Substance Abuse Counsellor. My friend also completed M.A. In Clinical Psychology from LPU and she is now working in Fortis Hospital as a psychologist. She deals with patients who are suffering from Anxiety disorder, mental disorders, etc. She is also working as a Freelancer Counselor. I hope this helps
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Abeer Mukhtar Marouf

2022-01-13 14:10:00

I need a university of college for M.A. Psychology with distance learning or online. Please suggest some.

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Top Universities Providing Distance B.A. In Psychology
Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU
Delhi University
Chandigarh University
Jaipur National University
Annamalai University
Sikkim Manipal University
Osmania University of Mumbai.

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