Indian Psychology (100 Hours)

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Core paper for 2nd year MSc Clinical Psychology

 
  • Indian psychology (15 Hours)
  • Central concepts in Indian psychology (15 Hours)
  • Yoga and Holistic Health (40 Hours)
  • Other Indian traditions (15 Hours)
  • Transcendence and transformation (15 Hours)

Unit 1= Indian psychology

  • Unsolved problems of western psychology
  • Limitation of western psychology — religion and spirituality
  • Nature of Indian psychology — Origins — Vedic and non-Vedic
  • Methods of Indian psychology
  • Relation of Indian psychology to Transpersonal psychology and Positive psychology

Unit 2 = Central concepts in Indian psychology

  • Self, Consciousness, Mind, Ego, — Distinctions
  • Concept of human mind and its functions — cognition, affect and conation
  • Concept of personality — Triguna and Panchakosha
  • Concept of motivation — Karma, Purushartha

Unit 3= Yoga and holistic health

  • Introduction — consciousness — nature and stress
  • Patanjali yoga Sutaras (selected verses)
  • Types of yoga — paths of yoga
  • Importance of yoga in physical education and sports
  • Methods of yoga practices for specific stress disorder
  • Therapeutic effects of Asanas
  • Pranayamam and Kriya-yogic diet
  • Pranic healing
  • Practice and its effects on segmentation of thoughts
  • Meditation-meaning — methods.

Unit 4 = Other Indian traditions

  • Jainism
  • Budhism
  • Sufism
  • Bhakti tradition

Unit 5 = Transcendence and transformation — Spiritual leaders of our times

  • Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Ramana Maharshi
  • Sri Aurobindo
  • Shirdi Sai Baba
  • Satya Sai Baba
  • Maharshi Mahesh Yogi
  • Sri Rajaneesh
  • Swami Chinmayananda
  • Mata Amritanandamayi
  • Sri Sri Ravishanker