CBSE Class 11 Psychology Syllabus 2018 2019

CBSE Class 11 Psychology Syllabus 2018 2019 available in Pdf for free download. The latest syllabus for Class 11 Psychology have been issued by CBSE based on which Grade 11 students will have to prepare for examinations by CBSE, NCERT and KVS in Standard 11. The latest CBSE syllabus has been used to design NCERT book for Class 11 Psychology based on which exams for Grade 11 Psychology will be conducted. Refer to MCQ Questions for Class 11 Psychology with answers and also download more latest study material for all subjects

Psychology Class 11 CBSE Syllabus

Class 11 Psychology students should refer to the following curriculum for NCERT Class 11 Psychology. These CBSE NCERT KVS Syllabus for Grade 11 Psychology will be very useful for preparing for upcoming exams and help you to score good marks

Psychology CBSE Syllabus Class 11

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                                                          24. PSYCHOLOGY (Code No. 037)

Psychology is introduced as an elective subject at the higher secondary stage of school education. As a discipline, psychology specializes in the study of experiences, behaviours, and mental processes of human beings within a socio-cultural historical context. This course purports to introduce the learners to the basic ideas, principles, and methods in Psychology. The emphasis is to create interest and exposure needed by learners to develop their own knowledge base and understanding. The course deals with psychological knowledge and practices which are contextually rooted. It emphasizes the complexity of behavioural processes and discourages simplistic cause-effect thinking. This is pursued by encouraging critical reasoning, allowing students to appreciate the role of cultural factors in behaviour, and illustrating how biology and experiences shape behaviour. It is suggested that the teaching - learning processes should involve students in evolving their own understanding, therefore, teaching of Psychology should be based on the use of case studies, narratives, experiential exercises, analysis of common everyday experiences, etc.


1 To develop appreciation about human mind and behaviour in the context of learners’ immediate society and environment.

2 To develop in learners an appreciation of the nature of psychological knowledge and its application to various aspects of life.

3 To enable learners to become perceptive, socially aware and self-reflective.

4 To facilitate students’ quest for personal growth and effectiveness, and to enable them to become responsive and responsible citizens.

Unit I: What is Psychology?                                                                                                                    16 Periods

1. Introduction

2. What is Psychology?

a) Psychology as a Discipline

b) Psychology as a Natural Science

c) Psychology as a Social Science

3. Understanding Mind and Behaviour

4. Popular Notions about the Discipline of Psychology

5. Evolution of Psychology

6. Development of Psychology in India

7. Branches of Psychology

8. Themes of Research and Applications

9. Psychology and Other Disciplines

10. Psychologists at Work

11. Psychology in Everyday Life

Unit II: Methods of Enquiry in Psychology                                                                                    20 Periods

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Goals of Psychological Enquiry

a) Steps in Conducting Scientific Research

b) Alternative Paradigms of Research

3. Nature of Psychological Data

4. Some Important Methods in Psychology

a) Observational Method

b) Experimental Method

c) Correlational Research

d) Survey Research

e) Psychological Testing

f) Case Study

5. Analysis of Data

a. Quantitative Method

b. Qualitative Method

6. Limitations of Psychological Enquiry

7. Ethical Issues

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