The discipline of Psychology provides in depth understanding of various aspects of human behaviour and personality. Psychologists are constantly evolving new approaches and techniques to adapt to the changing needs of contemporary society. The subject provides exposure to its diverse ﬁelds such as Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Understanding Psychological Disorders, Health Psychology, Bio Psychology and Developmental Psychology. The study of Psychology opens avenues for Careers in Counselling, Clinical and Organizational settings, teaching and research. It also helps to prepare for careers in Civil Services, HRM, Social Work, Advertising and Media.
The department which has a history of over ﬁve decades is well-equipped with state-of-art laboratories, latest psychological tests and equipment. It has an active Psychology Association which organizes several academic and co- curricular activities including Conferences and a Departmental magazine “PsyTrack”. The department is also the ﬁrst in the University to have a ‘Psychology Resource Centre’ which is actively involved in working towards positive self- development, mental health enhancement, etc. The Counselling Centre is also being run in the department for students, teaching and non-teaching staﬀ. The dedicated faculty uses latest teaching methods such as multimedia preparations, role-play and experimental training. Our faculty also actively participates in academic pursuits such as publication of research papers, attending conferences and supervising doctoral work. In keeping with the demands of the contemporary world and the emphasis on skills, the department regularly organizes skill development and value engagement programs.
The Psychology association organized various activities in the session 2019-2020. On 6th April 2019, a talk on ‘Exploring the Vulnerabilities if the LGBTQIA+ Community in India’ was organized. On 11th April 2019, farewell for the outgoing batch was organized, and on 6th September, 2019, the inaugural function and fresher’s welcome for the ﬁrst-year psychology students was held. On 26th August 2019, movie screening and analysis workshop under the title ‘A Transformation from Loneliness to Solitude’ by Mr. Sourav Sarkar was organized. On August 28, 2019, a workshop for ﬁnal year students titled ‘Perceptive Leader’ was conducted by Mr. V. Shri Hari. The FiGh Value Engagement Program on “Values enhancing Well-Being” was organised from 16th August to 30th September, 2019 for ﬁrst year undergraduate Psychology students. On October 1st, 2019, World Mental Health Day was organized. The highlight of the day was a panel discussion on the theme ‘Promoting Eudaimonia: A State of Happiness and Satisfaction’. Two events were organized by the Positive Psychology Center (under PRC): one day workshop on Self-Positive on 7th June, 2019 and ‘Positive Conversations: Inspiring Youth Series’ on 31st October, 2019. Finally, to commemorate the completion of 50 years of the department, Golden Jubilee celebrations were organized on 5th March, 2020. The program consisted of sharing of experiences by retired teachers, alumni, cultural programs and interactive session. In the second part of the day students from across all the colleges of University of Delhi participated in three inter-college competitions, namely, slam poetry, debate, and quiz.