The Department of Psychology at Avadh is perhaps one of the oldest departments of Psychology in the UP State. It was established at the inception of the College itself. It was run very effectively by the Late Dr Sushila Agarwal fthroughout till her retirement in 1989. Now it is managed by two teachers viz Ms Kavita Agarwal and Dr Manjul Pande Parvez. Kanahya Prasad is the Lab Attendant.
The Department follows the same syllabus as that of Lucknow University for its undergraduate classes in the subject and includes the following papers:-
B.A. - I
Paper I - Basic Psychological Processes.
Paper II - Statistics and Psycho-physics.
B.A. - II
Paper I - Human Development
Paper II - Social Psychology
B.A. - III
Paper I - Psychological Assessment
Paper II - Psychopathology
Paper III- Personality Theories
Besides theory classes, the students also have to conduct tests and experiments and make other measurements in all the tree years of the prescribed course.
The Department currently has approximately the following number of students enrolled in each year:-
B.A. - I (70)
B.A. - II (60)
B.A. - III (30)
Besides teaching, from time to time ,the Department also holds seminars, workshops and invites eminent speakers from the field.The teachers also attend conferences, and seminars etc organised else where and also present papers. Psychology as a science is deeply committed to scientific values like objectivity, skepticism and open mindedness. Keeping this in mind the Department endeavors to impart education in such a way that its students may develop not only a keen intellect and a scientific temper but also take into perspective multiculturalism, SES, Religious orientation etc in understanding human behaviour.