Psychology of Everyday

By Prof. Braj Bhushan, Prof. Alok Bajpai   |   IIT Kanpur, IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 6737
About the course

This course picks-up threads from the basic observed behavior in everyday life and enters into a dialogue facilitating self-reflection and thus better self-understanding. The emphasis is on what a common man observes and how the knowledge of psychology and psychiatry can be applied to it for better clarity.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Anyone interested in mental health issues
PREREQUISITES  : Pursuing UG/PG in Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, etc. 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Institutions offering MA/MSc/MPhil in clinical/ guidance & counseling/mental health programmes
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Psychology
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 22 Aug 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 22 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: 
  • Introduction to clinical psychology
  • Introduction to psychiatry
  • Understanding behaviour- I 
  • Understanding behaviour- II
  • Revisiting normal-abnormal dilemma- I 
Week 2: 
  • Revisiting normal-abnormal dilemma- II 
  • Revisiting normal-abnormal dilemma- III 
  • Revisiting normal-abnormal dilemma- IV 
  • Issues confronting the young adults- I
  • Issues confronting the young adults- II
Week 3: 
  • Issues confronting the young adults- III
  • Issues confronting the young adults- IV
  • Mental health issues of adults- I
  • Mental health issues of adults- II
  • Mental health issues of adults- III
Week 4: 
  • Mental health issues of adults- IV
  • Mental health issues of child & adolescents- I
  • Mental health issues of child & adolescents - II
  • Mental health issues of child & adolescents - III
  • Mental health issues of child & adolescents - IV

Books and references

1.Braj Bhushan & Alok Bajpai (2018). Psychology of Adjustment. Ane Books Pvt Ltd., Delhi 
2.Wayne Weiten, Dana S Dunn and Elizabeth Yost Hammer (2011). Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century. Wadsworth publishing

Instructor bio

Prof. Braj Bhushan

IIT Kanpur
Prof. Braj Bhushan is a professor of psychology at IIT Kanpur. His research interest lies in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cognitive Factors in Design, Trauma Psychology. He has been awarded with many laurels some being "Our Common Future Fellowship (2010), Volkswagen Stiftung, Germany", "Abstract Award (2008), International Association for Suicide Prevention, 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference of IASP, Hong Kong", "In Search of Excellence' Award (2004), IAAP and NAOP-I", "Young Scientist Award (2002), Indian Science Congress Association", "B.H.U. Merit and Prize Award (1991), Banaras Hindu University".

Prof. Alok Bajpai

IIT Kanpur
Dr. Alok Bajpai has been trained in Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore. He did his DPM, MD and is currently practicing at Kanpur and is also the Psychiatrist with Counselling cell, IIT Kanpur. His research interest are in Physics of Brain, Sleep and EEG.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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