1. Definition and Meaning of Human Behaviour
2. How the Study of Human Behaviour is Necessary for a Social Worker?
3. Basic Assumptions about Human Behaviour
Purposeful and Goal Directed
Human Behaviour is Meaningful
Conscious and Unconscious Motives
Impacts of Early Childhood
Determined and Controlled by Multiplicity of Factors
4. Criteria of Abnormal Behaviour
5. Definition and Description of Personality
6. Psychoanalytic or Personality Theory of Frued
Parts of Mind
• The Conscious Mind
• The Preconscious Mind
• The Unconscious Mind
Constituents of Human Personality
• The Id
• An Ego
• Super Ego
• Reaction Formation
The Psychosexual Stages of Development
• Oral Stage
• Annal Stage
• Phallic Stage
• Latency Stage
• Genital Stage
7. Non-psychoanalytic Theory
8. Comparison between Psychoanalytic and Non-psychoanalytic Theories
9. Social Learning Theory
10. Role of Nature and Nurture in Personality Development
11. Meaning of Human Development
12. Phases of Human Development
13. Characteristics of Human Development
Development Follows a Pattern
Development Proceeds from General to Specific
Development is Continues
Individual Differences in Rate of Development Remain Constant
Development occurs at Different Rates for Different Parts of the Body
Most Traits are Correlated in Development
Development is Predictable
Each Development Phase has Traits Characteristics of it.
Many forms of So-called “Problem Behavior” Are Normal Behavior of the Age in which they occur
Every Individual Normally Passes through Each Major Stage of Development.
Types of Change in Human Development
14. Factors Influencing Human Development
Glands of Internal Secretion
Fresh Air and Sunlight
Injuries and Disease
Position in the Family
15. Learning Difficulties
Subject of Human Growth and Behaviour deserves to be the part of core curriculum of a Social Work course. This course provides the knowledge about different varieties of Human behaviours and also the knowledge of physical growth of human beings. By studying this course students can improve their skills about understanding human mind and behaviour and can enhance the problem-solving and coping capacities of people during practice.
This course aims to provide students about the knowledge of psychological principles affecting individuals, groups and communities. The modern Social Worker tends to view casework as a psycho-therapeutic treatment process, in which the major emphasis is on the casework relationship and direct counseling or therapeutic work with the client.
This course provides the study of various psychological factors which create or contribute to personal distress from individual to community level.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students should be able to:-
1. Analyze theories and technologies in the field of human growth and development and able to evaluate them in terms of their usefulness in achieving Social Work goals.
2. Understand the symptoms of dysfunctional behavior and their effects on the individual and family.
3. Use psychological applications in social work assessment and interventions.
What is human behavior? Human Behavior Definition & Meaning
Difference between Normal and Abnormal Behaviour
Five criteria for Abnormal Behaviour
Freud's Id, Ego, and Superego
Freud's Psychosexual Stages of Development
Albert Bandura - Social Learning Theory
Book Title : Development of Personality and its Theories
Author : B Hiriyappa
Edition : 2012
Publisher : Booktango
Book Title : Theories of Personality
Author : Duane P. Schultz and Sydney Ellen Schultz
Edition : 11th Edition
Publisher : CENGAGE Learning