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Course Number and Psychology (BH-322)

Credit Hours: 3
Pre-Requisite BH-312 Sociology
Instructor (s):
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
If Elective: Depth Core/ N/A
Breadth Core:

Course Schedule: Lecture: 3 hours/week

Office hours: 2 hours/week

Course Assessment: Assignments: 4

Quizzes: 4
Lab work: Nil
Exams: Mid-semester and Final

Grading Policy: Quizzes: 10%

Assignments/Course project: 10%
Lab work: N/A
Mid-Semester: 30%
End-Semester: 50%

Text Book: Fernald, L.D., & Fernald, P.S. (2005), Introduction to Psychology, USA: WMC Brown

Reference Book(s): 1. Cohen, R.J., & Swerdlik, M.E. (2005) Psychological Testing & Assessment (6 ed.),
New York: McGraw-Hill.
2. Synder, C.R., & Lopez, S.J. (2007) Positive Psychology, USA, Sage Publications.

Course Objective: This course offers students an engaging introduction to the essential topics in
psychology. Throughout this study of human behavior and the mind, you will gain
insight into the history of the field of psychology, as well as explore current theories and
issues in areas such as cognition, motivation, and wellness.

Course Learning
CLO Statement PLO Bloom
CLO-1: To be able to build basic understanding of Psychology and answer PLO-6 A2
its impact in professional engineering practice.
CLO-2: To be able to practice the acquired understanding of psychology in PLO-12 A2
improving learning effectively.

Topics covered in the Introduction to Psychology 9 Hrs.

course and level of Psychology in the Workplace 9 Hrs.
coverage: Learning and Behavioral Analysis 9 Hrs.
Psychological Adjustment and Mental Health 9 Hrs.
Cultural Psychology 9 Hrs.

Program learning TOPICS CLO PLO

outcomes and how they Biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception. What is CLO-1 PLO-6
are covered by specific psychology? Nature, scope and application with special reference
course outcomes: to Pakistan
Methods of psychology & Different schools of psychology CLO-1 PLO-6
Intelligence and artificial intelligence CLO-1 PLO-6
Practical applications to the workplace at the individual and CLO-2 PLO-
organizational level. (Case Study) 12
organizational culture and development, employee motivation and CLO-1 PLO-6
Team dynamics, work satisfaction, CLO-1 PLO-6
Organizational influences on work behavior. Special emphasis is CLO-1 PLO-6
placed upon organizational behavior in contemporary societies.
(Case Study)
Major theories of learning CLO-1 PLO-6
Introduction to classical and operant conditioning, including CLO-1 PLO-6
reinforcement, punishment, habituation, shaping, desensitization,
spontaneous recovery and extinction.
Contemporary learning models such as cognitive learning CLO-1 PLO-6
including cognitive maps, discovery and insight.
Personality and its assessment CLO-1 PLO-6
Understanding maladjusted behavior, challenges & problems in CLO-2 PLO-
adaptability. (Case Study) 12
Theories of stress-and-coping, mental health CLO-1 PLO-6
Positive emotional states and processes. CLO-1 PLO-6
Stress management, anger management and performance CLO-1 PLO-6
Culture, sub-culture and ethnic group CLO-1 PLO-6
Membership affect behavior in a variety of ways. CLO-1 PLO-6
The influence of culture upon basic psychological processes such CLO-2 PLO-
as cognition, the conceptualization of self, as well as 12
developmental processes.

Mapping of CLOs with PLOs and Bloom’s Taxonomy Cognitive Levels:

PLO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
CLO-1 A2
CLO-2 A2

Mapping of CLOs with Assessment Methods:

CLOs/Assessment CLO-1 CLO-2
Quizzes: √ √
Mid-Semester: √ √
End-Semester: √ √