CBSE Class 12 Syllabus for Psychology

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Class 12 Psychology Syllabus

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Year Wise Psychology Syllabus Class 12



Unit I Variations in Psychological Attributes     30 Periods
The topics in this unit are:
1. Introduction
2. Individual Differences in Human Functioning
3. Assessment of Psychological Attributes
4. Intelligence
5. Psychometric Theories of Intelligence, Information Processing Theory: Planning, Attention-arousal and Simultaneous successive Model of Intelligence, Triarchic Theory of Intelligence; Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
6. Individual Differences in Intelligence
7. Culture and Intelligence
8. Emotional Intelligence
9. Special Abilities: Aptitude: Nature and Measurement
10. Creativity

Unit II Self and Personality        32 Periods  
The topics in this unit are:
1. Introduction
2. Self and Personality
3. Concept of Self
4. Cognitive and Behavioural aspects of Self
5. Culture and Self
6. Concept of Personality
7. Major Approaches to the Study of Personality
- Type Approaches
- Trait Approaches
- Psychodynamic Approach and Post Freudian Approaches
- Behavioural Approach
- Cultural Approach
- Humanistic Approach
8. Assessment of Personality
- Self-report Measures
- Projective Techniques
- Behavioural Analysis

Unit III Meeting Life Challenge       23 periods 
The topics in this unit are:
1. Introduction
2. Nature, Types and Sources of Stress
3. Effects of Stress on Psychological Functioning and Health
- Stress and Health
- General Adaptation Syndrome
- Stress and Immune System
- Lifestyle
4. Coping with Stress
- Stress Management Techniques
5. Promoting Positive Health and Well-being
- Life Skills
- Positive Health

Unit IV  Psychological Disorders       30 Periods
The topics in this unit are:
1. Introduction
2. Concepts of Abnormality and Psychological Disorders
- Historical Background
3. Classification of Psychological Disorders
4. Factors Underlying Abnormal Behaviour
5. Major Psychological Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Trauma-and Stressor-Related Disorders
- Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar and Related Disorders
- Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders
- Feeding and Eating Disorders
- Substance Related and Addictive Disorders

Unit V Therapeutic Approaches                25 Periods
The topics in this unit are:
1. Nature and Process of psychotherapy
- Therapeutic relationship
2. Types of Therapies
- Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Humanistic-Existential Therapy
- Alternative Therapies
- Factors contributing to healing in Psychotherapy
- Ethics in Psychotherapy
3. Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill

Unit VI Attitude and Social Cognition   16 Periods
The topics in this unit are:
1. Introduction
2. Explaining Social Behaviour
3. Nature and Components of Attitudes
4. Attitude Formation and Change
- Attitude Formation
- Attitude Change
- Attitude-Behaviour Relationship
5. Prejudice and Discrimination
6. Strategies for Handling Prejudice

Unit VII Social Influence and Group Processes    14 Periods
The topics in this unit are:
1. Introduction
2. Nature and Formation of Groups
3. Type of Groups
4. Influence of Group on Individual Behaviour
- Social Loafing
- Group Polarisation

Practical 30 Marks

A. Development of case profile:
Using appropriate methods like interview, observation & psychological tests.
B. Test administration:
Students are required to administer and interpret five psychological tests related to various psychological attributes like intelligence, aptitude, attitude, personality, etc.
C. In the Practical examination, the student will be required to administer and interpret two psychological tests.
Distribution of Marks:
- Practical File and Case Profile                        10 Marks
- Viva Voce (Case Profile & Two Practicals)       05 Marks
- Two Practicals (5 marks for conduct of practicals and 10 marks for reporting)    15 Marks
      Total                                                                                                                    30 Marks


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