Eversince the inception of the Government Tagore Arts College in Pondicherry, the academic needs of the students were taken care of through different departments by offering traditional and job-oriented course in various subjects all these years but for the discipline psychology even though was offered at Higher Secondary Level in the Union Territory had no place at Tagore Arts College until 1995. it was only in the year 1995 that the demand and scope for psychology was felt and realized which resulted in the opening of the new Department of Psychology, the first of its kind in Pondicherry , which has attracted and continues to attract enormous number of students every year on par with other subjects offered by the college.

At the outset, Department of Psychology started functioning along with the Department of Philosophy headed by Dr. K. Narayanan the then professor of philosophy. The first faculty of the department namely Mrs. Sangeetha Das was recruited in the year 1995 and later on two more of the present lecturers viz., Mr. V. Ramaprabou and Mr. R. Parivall were appointed in the year 1996. Keeping in view of the need and demand for the subject as well the workload covering the syllabus of three years an additional faculty namely Mrs. Rosalind prabha was oppointed in the year 1999. as such the Department eventhough young with eight years standing and just with the faculty strength of four lectures has successfully accomplished its tasks after the retirement of Dr. K . Narayanan under the leadership of Dr. A. Durairangam(the present HOD of the Dept. of Psychology) till May 2003.

The department of Psychology became unique and obtained its seprate identity as an independent Department of the college form May 2003 when Dr. M. Balachandran joined the college and took charge of the headship of Psychology.

PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY

The Department has a laboratry of nearly 50 instruments and test, in order to take care of the needs of the students of all three year of the course. Though small in number these labortory tools are suited to modify the preceptual understanding of the concepts and theories in psychology, as per the syllabus. Details of the equipments in the psychology laboratory are given below..


SHELF-I

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PSYCHOLOGICAL iNSTRUMENTS

1

Division of attention board with counter(Electronic)

2

Aesthesiometer with brass head

3

Tachistoscope-fall type with cards(Electrical)

4

Tachistoscope-fall type with cards

5

Weshlers Adults Performance Scale

6

Stop Clok

7

Blind Goggles

8

Mylers Briggs Type indicator self scorable test(Specimen)

9

Thematic Apperception Test

10

Senior Appreciation Test

11

Achievement value and Anxiety inventory

12

Ravens Standard Progressive Matrices with Mannual

13

Coloured Progressive Matrices with Mannual

14

Kent Rosanoff Word Association Test

15

Personal Values Questionnaire

16

Levels of Aspiration (Performance type)

17

Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire

18

Paired Associate Learning
SHELF-II

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            pSYCHOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS

    1.

 Weight Discrimination Box

    2.

 Size and Weight Test

    3.

 Mirror Drawing Apparatus

    4.

 Mullur Lyer Apparatus

    5.

 Human maze with error counter

    6.

 Stop watch-3/stop clock-1

    7.

 Concept formation

    8.

 Card Sorting Tray with cards

    9.

 MBTI-Manual

  10.

 Different Aptitude Test

  11.

 Clerical Skill Series

  12.

 16 PF-Questionnaire

SHELF-III

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           pSYCHOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS

    1.

 Tweezers Dexterity Board Pins

    2.

 Test of Color Preference

    3.

 Bhatias Battery of Tests

    4.

 Alexanders Pass-a-long Test

    5.

 Social Achievement Motivation Test

    6.

 Kundus introversion, Extraversion Inventory with Manual

    7.

 Non-Verbal Test (Specimen)

    8.

  Minnesota paper Form Board-Manual with Key

    9.

 Kundus Neurotic Personality Inventory with Manual

  10.

 Reversible Perspectives

  11.

 Values test

  12.

 Adjustment Inventory for College Students

  13.

 Set in Memory (Auditory and Visual)

  14.

 Retro-active Inhibition

  15.

 You can choose your own life Manual & Workbook

FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Paper-I Introduction to Psychology

Paper-II General Psychology

Allied-I Biological Bases of Behaviour

Second Semester
Paper-III Social Psychology

Allied-II Physiological Psychology

Practical-I Experimental Psychology

SECOND YEAR
Third Semester
Paper-IV Human Development

Paper-V Social Behaviour

Allied-III Elementary Statistics

Fourth Semester
Paper-VI Developmental Psychology

Allied-IV Psychological Statisticsy

Practical-II Psychological Test Administration

THIRD YEAR
Fifth Semester
Paper-VII Psychopathology

Paper-VIII Organisational Behaviour

Paper-IX Educational Psychology

Paper-X Psychological Research

Practical III Computer Assisted Testing and Field Study

Sixth Semester
Paper-XI Abnormal Psychology

Paper-XII Human Resources Development

Paper-XIII Counselling Psychology

Paper-XIV Psychology and Social issues

Practical-IV Project Work