Engineering Psychology

Paper Code: 
PSY 325(Group C)
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To understand the concepts, nature and principles of industrial psychology.

Unit I: 
Industrial Psychology

Definition of Industrial Psychology; Role of Industrial Psychologist. Roots and history of Industrial Psychology

Unit II: 
Human Engineering

Scope and origin of engineering psychology; work and fatigue; work schedule; methods design; monotony and boredom.  

Unit III: 
Working Condition

Illumination atmospheric condition, noise, music, rest periods.

Unit IV: 
Human Factors in Equipment Design

Man-machine systems, display problems, Control problems, Problems of spatial configuration and arrangement.

Unit V: 
Accidents and Safety

Definition, human and economic costs of accidents causes, situational and individual factors related to accident reduction.

Essential Readings: 
  1. Tiffin J. and McCormic E.J. 1975.Industrial Psychology, Prentice Hall, 6th Ed.
  2. McCormick D.J.  1976. Human Factors Engineering and Design. McGraw Hill 4th Edition.
  3. Glimer. Industrial Psychology.
  4. Ghiseli and Brown. Personnel and Industrial Psychology.
  5. Dunnette, M.D. Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  6. Blum and Naylor. Industrial Psychology. CBS Publishers New Delhi.
  1. Harrel,, T.W. (1976). Industrial Psychology. Roinhar-Ox. B.Co. Calcutta.
  2. Karn, H.W. and Gilmer B.V.H. (1962). (2nd Ed.) Readings in Industry and Business Psychology. McGraw Hill.
  3. Maier, N.R.F. (1970). Psychology in Industry, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co.
  4. Smith, H.C. (1984). Psychology in Business and Industry. Prentice Hall, New Delhi.
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