I want to pursue PhD in psychology majorly cognitive psychology. What is the research scope? And how is the research experience in India? I read about lot of negative experiences some PhD student had in India. Can somebody please give insight?
What is the research scope? Precisely Cognition means knowing. Psychologists from this method study cognition which is the psychological act or procedure by which information is learned. Cognitive psychology mostly try to stresses upon the method where human process information is involved. As well elaborates on observing at how to get substantial behaviour that comes in to the person i.e. what behaviorists will call stimuli, and how this conduct leads to reactions. In other words, behaviour can be, fretful in the variables that are arbitrate amongst stimulus or input and response or output.
Cognitive psychologists learn internal events including perception, attention, verbal, memory and rational.
Cognitive psychology involves experimentation. It examines internal mental procedure such as problem solving, memory, and language. As well psychologists are attracted in topics such as statistics processing and commemoration. Further reasoning or cognitive procedure can be usual or natural and non-natural, aware and not aware; therefore, they are examined from dissimilar viewpoints and in different backgrounds, in anesthesia, neurology, way of life, systemic, IT and computer science.
Naturally cognitive psychologists practice the workshop and lab experiment to study performance. This is because the cognitive method is a methodical one. For example, contestants will take share in memorial tests in strictly controlled conditions. However, the generally used lab experiment can be evaluated for lacking natural validity.
Covered research areas include:
Neuropsychology of Cognition, Modeling and Simulations, Social Cognition, Differential Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Cognitive, Psychology Cognitive. Neuroscience
Top colleges for PhD:
-Allahabad University Allahabad UP.
-Amity Institute of Behavioral Health And Applied Science Noida and Lucknow UP
-Banaras Hindu University BHU Varanasi, UP
-Indian Institute of Technology-IIT Gandhinagar
- Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara, Gujarat
Requirement for PhD:
– Masters in Psychology with 55% is required to get admission.
– Student need to appear and clear in the open test for PhD entrance.
– PhD in Cognitive psychology will take 3.5years to 5years depending on the individual student.
The increasingly complex world has helped opportunities for psychology. They can work in the following places like Corporate offices, Hospitals, Schools, NGO etc as:
Psychometric testing & psychological tools, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Rehabilitative Psychology, Health/Sports/Medical Psychology.
And how is research experience in India?
India is a land of multi-culture and multi-lingual, there are 29 states and 7 union territories. Each state has their own system of working. The University Grant Commission jurisdiction all the Universities function. Students are selected on the basis of their merits and the entrance tests performance for commencement of PhD. Students are offered guide on the basis of the topic selected and availability of the guide for conducting PhD. Mostly Professors are loaded with several other commitments related to their department, paper writing, Journals, Seminar/Workshops, Visiting different Universities etc., besides guiding PhD students. Students and Professors have cordial relationships of a Guru & Shishya.
I read about lot of negative experiences some PhD student had in India. Can somebody please give insight?
India is a large country, students and teachers come from different background. People coming from different background has different understanding, way of thinking, have perceived life experience in a different way. Sometime, unfortunately differences may occurs, due to lack of understanding, ego problems or mood swings. Such matters can be solved with professionalism and passions.
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After graduation you have to appear for CSIR-UGC NET for science stream like life science, physical science, etc and UGC-CBSE-NET for rest branches like arts, humanities, social science, etc. after NET you are eligible for lecturer in university and colleges awarded Junior Research Fellowship. Masters students are eligible for NET exams (conducted twice a year) and after clearing NET they are awarded JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) is a fellowship of Rs.25000 given to students to pursue doctoral studies.
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Branches of pure psychology : (1) General Psychology (2) Abnormal Psychology (3) Social Psychology (4) Experimental Psychology (5) Physiological Psychology (6) Parapsychology (7) Geopsychology (8) Developmental Psychology........Branches of Applied Psychology : (1) Educational Psychologi (2) Clinical Psychology (3) Industrial Psychology (4) Legal Psychology (5) Military Psychology (6) Political Psychology