Resource Person :
Dr. Kamlesh Tiwari, Principal Psychologist, Bureau of Psychology, Allahabad, U. P.
Stress is lack of adjustment with the society lack of decision making also result in stress. He said that Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. In order to identify the true sources of stress, one needs to look closely at one’s habits, attitudes and excuses. Managing stress is all about taking charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule and the way you deal with problems. It may seem that there is nothing you can do about stress, but in fact the simple realization that you are in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change. You can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose, it’s helpful to think of the four A’s-Avoid Alter, Adapt or Accept. Since everyone has a unique response to stress, there is no “one size that fits all”, solution to manage it. No single method works for everyone or in very
situation, so one may experiment with different techniques and strategies. We must focus or what make us feel calm and in control. Being unsuccessful is a major reason for stress, but one must try to find out the reason for being successful.
Dr. Chandana Dey, Associate Prof. & Department In-charge said that while dealing with stressful situations, one may avoid the stressor or alter the stressor. One can change ones reaction by adapting to the stressor or accepting the stress. Not all stress can be avoided but a number of stressors in your life can be eliminated. A person must know his limits and learn to say no. Taking on more than one can handle will surely lead to stress. We must avoid people who stress us out. We can do this by limiting the amount of time we spend with that person or end the relationship. One must always remain satisfied with oneself. We must do all our work with pleasure and dedication. Assistant Professors of the department Dr. Nalini Misra and Miss. Bushra Alvera also expressed their views on the topic. The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which teachers and students took part.
Personality Development among Students
Resource Person :
Dr. Reena Agarwal, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Lucknow
Dr. Reena discussed that each individual of the society is unique in his habits, disposition, and sentiments. Personality impressions develop only when these differences are significant. Personality is determined by how an individual influences other persons in his group, whether he is impressive or repulsive, has dominating or submissive traits. These impressions are
created by physical appearance, clothing, conversation style, etiquettes, etc. Selection of applicants in various professional courses and jobs are done on the basis of this concept of personality. Personality of an individual is determined by hereditary and environmental factors. Personality is the sum total of all those qualities that a person possesses genetically or socially. All the abilities of a person are organized and integrated into a whole and this makes the personality of a person distinct from others. She also stressed on the development of life skills among students. Personality is the integration of those systems of habits that represent an individual’s characteristic adjustment to his environment. Thus we can say that all those characteristics which are needed for adjustment in the society determine the personality of an individual. From the beginning of child’s life, he learns many activities by observing the behaviour of others. These activities become a part of his personality. The model which the child observes also plays an important role in social learning. Child imitates the model and develops his personality. While observing a model, children identify themselves with the model if they like the model. If they do not like the behaviour of the model, they do not copy it. Reinforcement plays an important role in shaping the personality. For example, aggressive boys who are rewarded for their behaviour in the society, learn aggression. If learned activities are practiced by the observed, only then it will last long. A person can also be motivated by reinforcing the model. If a student scoring 90 per cent marks is given a cash prize and the other students will also be motivated to do that. The behavior and personality of an individual can be modified by creating good models.
Dr. Chandana Dey, Incharge, Department of Education also expressed her views. She emphasized on the fact that development of personality was like a building which would be able and strong only if the foundation was strong. An impressive personality may be developed only if a person has a strong character, good moral behavior and high values.
Significance of Mental Health in the Area of Education
Resource Person :
Prof. Amita Bajpai, Department of Education, University of Lucknow
Prof. Amita Bajpai emphasized that mental health is a basic human right, and is fundamental to all human and social progress. Education plays a paramount role in building the foun¬dation of the mental health and well-being of youth. The mental, physical and emotional well-being of young people is all essential preconditions for successful learning. Educational settings and professional staff (including teachers and school psychologists) play an important role in overcoming mental difficulties and effective resolution of problems. Equally better mental health leads to better education. Integrating health and mental health promotion in the school policy can lead to efficient improvement in the quality of teaching and education. A school culture with curricular and extracurricular activities which promote pupils’, ability to manage emotions, flexibility, optimism, and the ability to cope with frustration Good mental health helps in building good relations with their peers and environment. The person who possesses sound mental health can be said to be well adjusted in the society. It is needed to achieve more satisfying lives through prevention of anxieties and maladjustments. A good mental health helps a person to realize his educational potentialities fully and to know his limitations as well. A mentally healthy person enjoys work and does everything with pleasure. His attitude towards work becomes positive. Ill mental health can be cured by applying specific therapies and by suggesting ways for rehabilitation for the mentally ailing persons.
Women’s Health Issues with Special Defense to HIV/ AIDS
Resource Person :
Dr. Sangita Pandey, Joint Director, Uttar Pradesh State Aids Control Society
Dr. Sangita Pandey, shared vital information related to HIV/AIDS. She motivated the students to spread the knowledge of aids prevention. In her lecture she dealt in details about the symptoms, precautions and prevention of the disease with the use of informative films. She conveyed her views on the variability of woman suffering from aids. She urged the students
to get their HIV status tested. She informed that the treatment and testing is at integrated council and testing centre (ICTC) at 28 D. she gave the message to the student to take the moral responsibility to spread awareness for the prevention of aids for the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Chandana Dey also highlighted the plight women affected with aids.