Psychology Free Notes Download – B.Sc. Nursing

Unit I

Introduction

History and origin of science of psychology
Definitions & Scope of Psychology
Relevance to nursing
Methods of Psychology

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Unit II

Biology of behaviour

Body mind relationship modulation process in health and illness
Genetics and behaviour: Heredity and environment’ Brain and behaviour: Nervous
system, Neurons and synapse,
Association with cortex, Rt and Lt Hemispheres
Psychology of Sensations
Muscular and glandular controls of behaviour
Nature of behaviour of an organism/Integrated response

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Unit III

Cognitive processes

Attention: Types, determinants, Duration & degree, alterations
Perception: Meaning, Principles, factors affecting, Errors,
Learning: Nature, Types, learner and learning, factors influencing, laws and theories,
process, transfer, study habits
Memory: Meaning, Types, Nature, factors influencing, Development Theories and
methods of memorizing and Forgetting
Thinking: Types and levels, stages of development, Relationship with language and
communication
Intelligence: Meaning, classification, uses, theories
Aptitude: Concept, types Individual differences and variability
Psychometric assessment of cognitive processes
Alterations in cognitive processes
Applications

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Unit IV

Motivation and Emotional Processes

Motivation: Meaning, concepts, Types, Theories, Motives and behaviour, Conflicts
and frustration, conflict resolution
Emotions & stress
Emotion: Definition, components, Changes in emotions, theories, emotional
adjustments, emotions in health and illness
Stress: stressors, cycle, effect, adaptation & coping
Attitude: Meaning, nature, development, factors affecting,
Behaviour and attitudes
Attitudinal change
Psychometric assessments of emotions and attitudes
Alterations in emotions
Application

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Unit V

Personality

Definitions, topography, types, theories
Psychometric assessments of personality
Alterations in personality
Applications

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Unit VI

Development Psychology

Psychology of people at different ages from infancy to old age
Psychology of vulnerable individuals – challenged, woken, sick, etc.
Psychology of groups

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Unit VII

Metal hygiene and mental Health

Concepts of mental hygiene and mental health
Characteristics of mentally healthy person
Warning signs of poor mental health
Promotive and preventive mental health strategies and services
Ego Defense mechanisms and implications
Personal and social adjustments
Guidance and counseling
Role of nurse

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Unit VIII

Psychological assessment & tests

Types, development, Characteristics, Principles, Uses, Interpretations and role of
nurse in psychological assessment

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