Dynamics of human adjustment; Stress and trauma: nature and consequences; Problem focused and emotion focused coping; Psycho-neuro-immunology: basic concepts, mechanisms, and applications; Human personality and adjustment: psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic and biological perspectives, terror management theory, assessing personality; The self: basic principles of self perception, self regulation and self presentation; Social thinking and social influence: forming impression of others, prejudice and discrimination, persuasion, conformity and compliance; Interpersonal communication: communication problems, interpersonal conflict, effective communication; Development in adolescence and adulthood: transition of adolescence and adulthood, aging and death; Careers and work: models of career choice and development, coping with occupational hazard; Mental and physical health; Habits, lifestyles and health; Psychological disorders: anxiety, somatoform, dissociative, mood and schizophrenic disorders; Psychotherapy: insight
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