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School of Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Ph.D

Adamas University has introduced psychology with its recent development in the area of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, psychopathology and other new domains of psychological development. Our student has practical exposure of clinics, hospital industry and lab from the very first day.  Here students have very good internship programs every year along with employability training which helps the student to enhance career both in academics as well as in corporate. Student will not just read psychology but they do, feel and experiment psychology. Students have scope of learning  Psychology with other disciplines in which an understanding of human behaviour is important—such as Anthropology, Architecture, Biology and Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Criminology, Design, Education, Law, Linguistics, Forensic science, Management,  Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies. It also has overlap with other discipline like sociology, history, economics, political science, statistics etc. Thus, Adamas University has introduced Psychology with variety of subjects for diverse career enhancements.

Areas of Research in Psychology

  • Organizational Psychology; Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology is both the study of behaviour in organizational and work settings and the application of the methods, facts, and principles of psychology to individuals and groups in organizational and work settings. I/O psychologists are versatile behavioural scientists specializing in human behaviour in the workplace. I/O psychologists recognize the interdependence of individuals, organizations, and society, and they recognize the impact of factors such as increasing government influences, growing consumer awareness, skill shortages, and the changing nature of the workforce. I/O psychologists facilitate responses to issues and problems involving people at work by serving as advisors and catalysts for business, industry, labour, public, academic, community, and health organizations.
  • Job Satisfaction, Stress in organization. Job Evaluation, Team/ Group behaviour, Organizational culture, Life management, Positive Psychology, Competency management, managing people in organization, Leadership, etc.  
  • Why people hurt themselves, social and political psychology, and weird stuff
  • Understanding how neuropsychological functioning, particularly impulse control, contributes to criminal risk and rehabilitation
  • Memory and narrative development in children, eyewitness testimony, forensic interviewing strategies to support children’s recall and reporting of their experiences, eyewitness testimony in children with developmental disabilities
  • Experimental behaviour analysis
  • Cognition/perception/memory; impression formation, stereotypes, social identity
  • Violence, aggression, family, child maltreatment, partner violence, interpersonal violence
  • Values and personality, cross-cultural psychology, research methods and statistics, well-being and health in cultural context, collective ritual
  • Social psychology, social cognition and close relationship processes, evolutionary psychology
  • Youth forensic clinical psychology, offender rehabilitation, and children and youth clinical psychology
  • Memory, false memories, imagination, psychology and the law
  • The effects of emotional context on cognitive processes; the neuropsychological bases of cognition-emotion interactions; hemispheric specialization for the processing of emotional information
  • Behavioural psychology, reinforcement processes and comparative cognition
  • Gender, media, sexuality, bodies and pre-teen/teen girls
  • Cognitive psychology, human memory, memory functioning in normal ageing
  • Adolescent stress and coping, cross-cultural comparisons of adolescent adjustment, adolescent depression, positive youth development, statistical moderation and mediation
  • Child Cognition (intersection between language, Theory of Mind and executive function) and Animal Cognition (especially perspective-taking, number sense, and object concepts)
  • Causal attributions and folk psychology, fatalism, biases and risk judgments
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Developmental psychology, infant cognition, social cognitive development in early childhood, early communication, theory of mind, prosocial behaviour
  • Environmental and cross-cultural psychology, development aspects of human values, psychological time, longitudinal methods
  • Memory development in children, autobiographical memory and psychopathology/wellbeing,
  • interviewing children in clinical context, clinical child psychology
  • Drug abuse, drugs and behaviour, cocaine, ecstasy
  • Vision science, face and object recognition, prosopagnosia
  • Acculturation, Intercultural relations, cross-cultural psychology
  • Neuropsychology, cognitive neuropsychology, language and cognition

You will do practical lab work in all of your courses and participate in significant research conducted at the School that is later presented at national/international conferences or published in scientific journals. You will have the chance to learn from scholars who are some of the most skilled teachers in the University, many of whom are top international researchers in their fields.

We have excellent facilities, with laboratories in many of our specialty areas: cognitive, social, developmental, physiological, industrial and organisational, cross-cultural, clinical, criminal justice, and psychological measurement. The School has its own test library, while the central University library has an extensive collection of psychology books and journals.

  1. Post Graduate degree in Psychology with minimum 55% of marks from a recognized University or equivalent.

  2. Qualified in Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT).

Admission to the course will take place in terms of the Admission Notification issued by the University every year before the commencement of the academic session. Selection for admission to the course will be based on the eligibility criteria, performance in the admission test and also on the policy of reservation, if any, as indicated in the admission notification

The prospectus has information for students enrolling in Psychology:

  • Bachelor Science/Arts Psychology
  • Master of Science/Arts Organizational Behaviour
  • Master of Science/Arts Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Science/Arts Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Science/Arts in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Master of Science/Arts  in Psychology
  • PhD. in  Psychology

The good news is that there is a huge range of career options in Psychology, and reasonably-good-to-excellent employment prospects in all major subfields.

Of course, you might not end up with the particular career you currently plan on – your plans may change along the way for any number of reasons – but without a career plan you will probably not end up having any career as a psychologist, at all.

These days national and multinational companies are appointing Organizational psychologist in corporate jobs. Thus huge scope of jobs are there in this area. Your job in organization may be in these aspects;

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • leading the delivery and analysis of P&G’s employee survey
  • presenting survey results to senior executives
  • partnering on the design, research, and analysis of special HR Research & Analytics projects for senior leadership
  • partnering on the development of P&G's next generation animated and adaptive testing solutions
  • providing support to the development and implementation of human resources systems
  • analyzing data, using advanced statistical methods and applications (e.g., IRT, SEM, HLM), to evaluate, measure, predict and report organization and business results
  • providing guidance and expert advice to management and other groups to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency
  • partnering internally with HR, Legal, and line management as a domain expert
  • developing new and maintaining existing academic, vendor, and professional relationships
  • representing P&G to customers, the public, the field, and other external sources

Psychology careers (often, but not always) involve the delivery of mental health services directly to individuals in need of them; this is the kind of career where one is a mental healthcare practitioner. This is a very broad category that includes any occupation in which the psychologist interacts with clients for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental health issues (in most careers as a clinical psychologist), or to help clients deal with challenges of daily living (in most careers as a counseling psychologist). If you are a college or university psychology student, there is a good chance that this is the type of career you imagined for yourself when you decided to study psychology.

For those with careers in academic institutions, there can also be a great variety of other aspects of the occupation. Many psychology professors do a lot of consulting in their area of expertise, and most also do a considerable amount of administrative work within their department, faculty, and university or college.