Department of Human Communication

Department of Human Communication

S.No Name Degree Specialization
1 Dr. Madhulika Bajpai (Teacher-In-Charge) M.Phil, Ph.D. Psychology

Understanding human psyche and exploring various facets and nuances about human behaviour is one of the most engaging journeys that can be undertaken in the discipline of Psychology. As various media indicates that knowledge and application of Psychology and its principles is the need of hour. From childhood till the twilight years of life and everything in between comes under the realms of Psychology.

Psychology can aid understanding, provide insights and even provide solutions to many of the grave concerns that afflict human beings. It is also a window to an inner world, which can expand and enrich the experience of the outer world. With its very innovative and indigenous means of discovery and learning, it can help students to evolve as an individual, student, professional and of course a better human being as well.

The subjects taught in the past have helped in imparting knowledge in the fields of “Human Communication”, “Women, Science and Society”, “Organizational Behaviour”, “Principles and Functions of Management” and “Integrating, Mind, Body and Heart”. Recently, papers like, “General Psychology”, “Youth Psychology”, “Psychology at Work”, “Psychology of Health and Well-being”, “Psychology and Media” provide knowledge which have direct and easy applications in real life. These have prepared our students for the ever-evolving world of communication and human development. They also enabled students to carve a professional niche for themselves and have helped the alumni to score highly at the management tests and perform impressively in their respective careers.

The course curriculum is taught with the help of lectures, group discussions, experiential exercises, group projects, presentations, workshops and seminars. The unique course structure not only help in academic excellence but also prepare students for vocational expertise that will further enhance one’s employability and most importantly, enables personal growth.

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Dr. Madhulika Bajpai

M.A.,M.Phil,Ph.D

Assistant Professor

madhulika.bajpai@bcas.du.ac.in

Curriculum Vitae

Syllabus

Semester II:

GE-PSY-08: PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

UNIT 1

Mental Health: Concept of Mental Health; Importance of Mental Health, Reducing the stigma of Mental Illness; Mental Health Issues in Adolescence and Young Adults: Bullying, Academic Grades, Body Image, Relational Issues, Sexual Orientation

UNIT 2

The Dark Clouds: Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide: Basic Understanding and Preventive Treatment Measures

UNIT 3

Mental Health Disorders and Diagnosis: Overview of Important Psychological Disorders (Schizophrenia, OCD, Developmental Disorders- Autism, Learning Disabilities); Understanding Diagnostic Standards

UNIT 4

Mental Health Intervention: Recognizing the signs that someone may need support; Knowing what to do and what not to do when a person reaches out for help; Psychological First Aid, Guiding the person towards appropriate professional help: Medical Aid, Counseling, Therapy, Guidance, Mentoring; Peer Mentoring: Concept and Skills; Understanding Care Giver’s burden

REFERENCES

Butcher, J.N., Hooly, J. M, Mineka, S., & Dwivedi, C.B (2017). Abnormal Psychology. New Delhi: Pearson. Muir-Cochrane, E., Barkway, P. & Nizette, D. (2018). Pocketbook of Mental Health (3rd Edition). Australia: Elsevier. Snider, Leslie and WHO (2011).Psychological First Aid: Guide for Field Workers. Retrieved from http://www.aaptuk.org/downloads/Psychological_first_aid_Guide_for_field_workers.pdf World Health Organization. (2003). Investing in mental health. World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/42823

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Dhillon, M. & Babu, N. (2008). Perceived stress amongst parents of children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disability. Psychological Studies, 53(3&4), 309-313. Nock, M.K., Borges, G., & Ono, Y. (2012). Suicide: Global Perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Semester IV:

GE-PSY-07: YOUTH PSYCHOLOGY

Unit 1:

Introduction: Defining youth; Youth across cultures; Formulation of youth identity; Concerns of youth in Indian context.

Unit 2:

Youth development and Relationships: Relationship with family members and friends; Romantic relationships; Youth culture: Influence of globalization.

Unit 3:

Today’s Youth: Issues and challenges: Youth and risk behaviours; Employment and education.

Unit 4:

Developing Youth: Positive youth development; Building resources: Hope, Optimism and Resilience.

Readings:

Agochia, D. (2010). Life competencies for Adolescents: Training Manual for Facilitators, Teachers and Parents. New Delhi: Sage Publication.

Baron, R.A., Byrne, D. &Bhardwaj.G (2010). Social Psychology (12th Ed).New Delhi: Pearson Berk, L. E. (2010).Child Development (9th Ed.). New Delhi: Prentice Hall.

Brown, B. B., R. Larson, & T. S. Saraswathi. (2002).The world's youth: Adolescence in eight regions of the globe. New York: Cambridge University Press. (Chapters 1 & 2). Carr, A. (2004), Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strength, Brunner Routledge Connidis, I. A. (2010).Family ties and aging.Sage.( Chapters 8 &10)

Society & Activities

Department of Human Communication organized a workshop on "Environmental Health Sensitisation" in collaboration with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) & Welcome Trust DBT/India Alliance on April, 10th, 2017. Following speakers shared their expertise, raised concerns and share sustainable solutions for much needed environmental conservation: 1. Dr. Gagandeep Ahluwalia (Indoor air pollution) 2. Mr. Kishore Madhipatla (Outdoor air pollution) 3. Ms. Samayita Ghosh (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)) 4. Dr. Shubhojit Dey (Electronic waste and its management) Participants were also adddressed by Mr. Santosh George who runs an NGO called, "WePlant". The mission of this NGO is to tackle malnutrition and hunger by collecting seeds from various organizations and educational institutions and planting them across public spaces in NCR so that it can readily be accessible to all for free. All the participants were given certificates.

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