CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 Psychology 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus for class 11 Psychology 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 11 Psychology

COURSE STRUCTURE

One Theory Paper
3 Hours
Marks: 70

UnitsTopicsNo. of periodsMarks
IWhat is Psychology?167
IIMethods of Enquiry in Psychology2010
IIIThe Bases of Human Behavior208
IVHuman Development6
VSensory, Attentional and Perceptual Processes208
VILearning229
VIIHuman Memory20168
VIIIThinking187
IXMotivation and Emotion187
Total17070

COURSE STRUCTURE

Unit I
What is Psychology? (16 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Psychology?
    • Psychology as a Discipline
    • Psychology as a Natural Science
    • 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
    • Steps in Conducting Scientific Research
    • Alternative Paradigms of Research
  3. Nature of Psychological Data
  4. Some Important Methods in Psychology
    • Observational Method
    • Experimental Method
    • Correlational Research
    • Survey Research
    • Psychological Testing
    • Case Study
  5. Analysis of Data
    • Quantitative Method
    • Qualitative Method
  6. Limitations of Psychological Enquiry
  7. Ethical Issues

Unit III
The Bases of Human Behaviour (20 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Evolutionary Perspective
  3. Biological and Cultural Roots
  4. Biological Basis of Behaviour
    • Neurons
  5. Structure and Functions of Nervous System and Endocrine System and their Relationship with Behaviour and Experience
    • The Nervous System
    • The Endocrine System
  6. Heredity: Genes and Behaviour
  7. Cultural Basis: Socio-Cultural Shaping of Behaviour
    • Concept of Culture. Enculturation
  8. Socialization 10.Acculturation

Units IV
Human Development (16 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Meaning of Development
    • Life-Span Perspective on Development
  3. Factors Influencing Development
  4. Context of Development
  5. Overview of Developmental Stages
    • Prenatal Stage
    • Infancy
    • Childhood
    • Challenges of Adolescence
    • Adulthood and Old Age

Unit V
Sensory, Attentional and Perceptual Processes (20 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Knowing the world
  3. Nature and varieties of Stimulus
  4. Sense Modalities
    • Visual Senstation
    • Auditory Sensation
  5. Attentional Processes
    • Selective Attention
    • Sustained Attention
  6. Perceptual Processes
    • Processing Approaches in Perception
  7. The Perceiver
  8. Principles of Perceptual Organisation
  9. Perception of Space, Depth and Distance
    • Monocular Cues and Binocular Cues
  10. Perceptual Constancies
  11. Illusions
  12. Socio-Cultural Influences on Perception

Unit VI
Learning (22 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of Learning
  3. Paradigms of Learning
  4. Classical Conditioning
    • Determinants of Classical Conditioning
  5. Operant/Instrumental Conditioning
    • Determinants of Operant Conditioning
    • Key Learning Processes
  6. Observational Learning
  7. Cognitive Learning
  8. Verbal Learning
  9. Concept Learning
  10. Skill Learning
  11. Transfer of Learning
  12. Factors Facilitating Learning
  13. The Learner: Learning Styles
  14. Learning Disabilities
  15. Applications of Learning Principles

Unit VII
Human Memory (20 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:​​​​​

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of memory
  3. Information Processing Approach: The Stage Model
  4. Memory Systems: Sensory, Short-term and Long-term Memories
  5. Levels of Processing
  6. Types of Long-term Memory
    • Declarative and Procedural; Episodic and Semantic
  7. Knowledge Representation and Organisation in Memory
  8. Memory as a Constructive Process
  9. Nature and Causes of Forgetting
    • Forgetting due to Trace Decay, Interference and Retrieval Failure
  10. Enhancing Memory
    • Mnemonics using Images and Organisation

Unit VIII
Thinking (18 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of Thinking
    • Building Blocks of Thought
  3. The Processes of Thinking
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Reasoning
  6. Decision-making
  7. Nature and Process of Creative Thinking
    • Nature of Creative Thinking
    • Process of Creative Thinking
  8. Developing Creative Thinking
    • Barriers to Creative Thinking
    • Strategies for Creative Thinking
  9. Thought and Language
  10. Development of Language and Language Use

Unit IX
Motivation and Emotion (18 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of Motivation
  3. Types of Motives
    • Biological Motives
    • Psychosocial Motives
  4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  5. Nature of Emotions
  6. Physiological Bases of Emotions
  7. Cognitive Bases of Emotions
  8. Cultural Bases of Emotions
  9. Expression of Emotions
    • Culture and Emotional Expression
    • Culture and Emotional Labelling
  10. Managing Negative Emotions
  11. Enhancing Positive Emotions

Practical (Projects, experiments, small studies, etc.) 30 marks (60 Periods)
The students shall be required to undertake one project and conduct
two experiments.
 The project would involve the use of different methods of enquiry and related skills. Practical would involve conducting experiments and undertaking small studies, exercises, related to the topics covered in the course (e.g. Human development, Learning, Memory, Motivation, Perception, Attention and Thinking).
Practical Examination

  • Practical (Experiments) file (05 Marks)
  • Project file (05 Marks)
  • Viva Voce (Project and experiments) (05 Marks)
  • One experiment: (05 for conduct and 10 for reporting) (15 Marks)

QUESTION PAPER DESIGN

Theory
Time 3 Hours
Max. Marks: 70
Objective Type 1 Marks

Remembering: 5
Understanding: 4
Application: 5
Evaluation: 3
Creating: 0
(1 X 7 = 17)
Very Short Answer 2 Marks
Remembering: 1
Understanding: 2
Application: 1
Evaluation: 0
Creating: 0
(2 X 4 = 8)
Short Answer (SA – I) 3 Marks
Remembering: 0
Understanding: 1
Application: 1
Evaluation: 0
Creating: 1
(3 X 3 = 9)
Short Answer (SA – II) 4 Marks
Remembering: 2
Understanding: 1
Application: 1
Evaluation: 1
Creating: 1
(4 X 6 = 24)
Long Answer 6 Marks
Remembering: 1
Understanding: 1
Application: 0
Evaluation: 0
Creating: 0
(6 X 2 = 12)
II. Practical: 30 Marks

QUESTION WISE BREAK UP

Type of QuestionMarks per questionTotal No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Objective Type11717
Very Short Answer (VSA)248
Short Answer (SA)- I339
Short Answer (SA) – II4624
Long Answer (LA)6212
Total3270

 


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