The M.A.(Psychology) degree programme is being offered by the School of Social Sciences of IGNOU.Psychology is the field of study that deals with human and animal behaviour. Psychology as an area of knowledge has found its application in various fields like health, industries, sports, military, forensic and so on. This is also one of the reasons why the subject attracts a large number of people who want to understand not only human behaviour in general, but also enhance their self awareness. Psychology can be termed as both arts and science because it employs scientific methods to study human beings.
The main essence of psychology is individual differences and the factors like genetics and environment (including culture) that make individuals different. It also focuses on the behaviour of individuals in different social settings. One of the main aspects of psychology that makes it different from other social science subject is psychological measurement. Various standardized tests and scales are developed in Psychology that can be used to measure psychological entities. Such tests can be used to measure intelligence, personality, attitude, aptitude, adjustment, self concept and so on.
Offering psychology in distance mode is a challenge due to its applied nature. At IGNOU, the Discipline of Psychology strives to offer programmes in psychology that includes components like practicum, internship and project so that the learners benefit with hands on practice and experience enhanced learning.
Keeping the above in view and the commitment of IGNOU to providing quality education at low costs to those who have for some reason or the other missed opportunities for further studies, the present programme caters to varied clientele, such as fresh graduate students as well as those who want to enter the employment arena and those already employed but do not possess the Masters’ Degree in Psychology. The aim of this programme is to give the learners a sound base in psychology and human behaviour through an indepth investigation into a broad range of psychological techniques and skills as applied to diverse settings.
Phone numbers for Psychology Programmes: 011- 29572707, 011-29572721,011-29572761,011-29572781,011-29572757