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Academic Programs

The department is offering the following programs:

• BS Applied Psychology

• MS Health Psychology

• Ph.D Applied Psychology

The department is offering the following programs:

• BS Applied Psychology

• MS Health Psychology

• Ph.D Applied Psychology

BS Applied Psychology (4-Year) Degree Program

Objectives of the program :
1. To help students become aware of the history and scope of modern scientific Psychology.

2. To ensure that students develop a scientific approach to the subject of Psychology.

3. To make students conversant with the biological, biochemical and genetic basis of behavior.

4. To make students familiar with different perspectives and methods of study in Psychology.

5. To help students learn about Psychology as an applied discipline and its different subspecialties

6. To equip students with research skills and provide them opportunities of undertaking research projects.

7. To help students to participate in class presentations, seminars, and conferences related to Psychology.

8. To arrange opportunities for students to conduct fieldwork, practicals and internship at hospitals and other organizations in order to have hands-on experience of the applications of Psychology.

9. To prepare students for MS Program in Psychology.

Eligibility :
The students who have passed F.A./ A- level examinations with Psychology in first division will be eligible for BS Applied Psychology (4-Year) Degree Program. The students who have passed F.Sc in pre-medical are also eligible (25% seats are reserved for pre-medical).

Courses of Study
Semester-I
1. Introduction to Psychology I

Semester-II
1. Introduction to Psychology-II

Semester-III
1. Schools of Psychology
2. Developmental Psychology
3. Personality Theories

Semester-IV
1. Applied Statistics-I
2. Social Psychology

Semester-V
1. Psychopathology-I
2. Applied Statistics-II
3. Psychological Testing-I
4. Experimental Psychology

Semester-VI
1. Psychopathology-II
2. Behavioral Neuroscience
3. Quantitative Research Methodology
4. Psychological Testing II

Semester-VII
1. Clinical Psychology
2. Qualitative Research Methodology
3. Cognitive Psychology
4. Positive Psychology
5. Thesis / Internship

MS Health Psychology (2-Year) Degree Program

MS will be a professional degree program pertaining to a specific area of specialization.

All courses to be taught will pertain to the area of specialization that the student will choose to pursue. LCWU may offer as many areas of specialization as the resources allow. Currently Health Psychology is being offered as an area of specialization. The theory papers will pertain to that area alone, and this applies to the papers of Research Methodology, Statistics as well as Assessment.

In the final semester, every student will be assigned a supervisor/ who will monitor her academic activities pertaining to research work.
Courses of Study
SEMESTER–I

Course Code

 Course Title

Credit Hours

Psy-501

Introduction to Health Psychology I

3(3+0)

Psy-502

Counseling in Health Psychology I

3(3+0)

Psy-503

Assessment Techniques

3(3+0)

Psy-504

Practicum Material Development

1(1+0)

Psy-505

Preventive Medicine and Health Education

2(2+0)

 

 

Total 12

SEMESTER–II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Psy-506

Introduction to Health Psychology II

3(3+0)

Psy- 507

Counseling in Health Psychology II

3(3+0)

Psy-508

Statistics

3(3+0)

Psy-509

Research Methodology

3(3+0)

 

 

Total 12

 SEMESTER–III & IV

Course code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Psy- 510

Internship

6

Psy-511

Thesis

6

 

 

Total 12

Ph.D Applied Psychology

The department of Applied Psychology launched the PhD program in 2011. The program has been designed and approved by ABRS and fulfills all the requirements as per HEC Guidelines. The mission of the department of Applied Psychology is to prepare students to understand and contribute to human development not only in the indigenous culture but across contexts and cultures as well.  Our faculty conducts research using multifaceted strategies.  We draw on our experiences in practice to help guide the work that we undertake. Currently the following research groups are actively working.

Research Groups:
Gender and Health
Gender and Geriatrics
Gerontology
Scale Development and Validation
Eating Behaviors
Sleep Problems
Fear and Phobias
Disaster Management
Earth quake survivors
Infertility
The department has an active PhD cell with 15 full time enrolled scholars and is about to launch the counselling cell in the near future.
Program Goals:
The goals of our program are to produce graduates:
•    who understand adaptive and maladaptive human functioning across the lifespan;
•    who are prepared to function as multi-faceted and multi-skilled professionals in a wide range of roles.
•    who have attained awareness, knowledge, skills, and attitudes to work effectively with, and conduct research about, the lives of individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly in urban settings;
•    who have developed a high level of ethical sensitivity and behavior in their professional roles as researchers and practitioners; and
•    who are knowledgeable about the research process and the creation of new knowledge.
Admission to PhD Program starts in August immediately after the MS result is announced every year. The eligibility criterion is MS or M.Phil degree in psychology with a minimum CGPA of 3 subject to clearance of GAT Subject as per HEC policy. The maximum duration to complete the PhD along with two semester course work (18 Credit hrs.) is 4 years.
For any further information contact
Dr Amina Muazzam
PhD Coordinator
phdcoordinator.psy@lcwu.edu.pk

Courses of study
SEMESTER- I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit hours

PhD Psy 701

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

3

PhD Psy 702

Gender, Health and Geriatrics

3

PhD Psy 703

Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis

3

 

 

Total: 9

SEMESTER-II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit hours

PhD Psy 704

Psychometrics: Translation, Adaptation and Development of Instrument

3

PhD Psy 705

Scientific Report Writing and  Publication

3

PhD Psy 706

Seminar Presentation

3

 

 

Total: 9