Introduction to models of Psychosocial Research

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreNA2

Semester and Year Offered: Semester3

Course Coordinator and Team: Rachana Johri

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Pre-requisites: Completion of theoretical courses in last 2 semesters.

Aim: To prepare students to develop a research proposal using a psychosocial framework

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course students should be able to

  1. provide a rationale for psychosocial orientation to research.
  2. distinguish between the epistemological orientations of various psychosocial thinkers
  3. develop a tentative research proposal

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Early psychosocial thinking. Erikson

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Draft research proposal 20%
  • Presentation of final research proposal 60%
  • Participation in discussion 20%

Reading List:

  • Bondi, L. (2014) Understanding feelings: Engaging with unconscious communication embodied knowledge. Emotion, space and society,10,44-54.
  • E. H. Erikson () Foundations in Observation.
  • Hollway et al (2004) Changing the Subject.
  • Laub, Dori. Bearing Witness.