CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Psychology 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Psychology 2019-20 contains all the topics of this session. myCBSEguide provides you latest Syllabus for Class 12 Psychology. Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. Student can Download full CBSE Syllabus for class 12 in PDF format is now available in myCBSEguide mobile app. The curriculum for March 2020 exams is designed by CBSE, New Delhi as per NCERT textbooks for the session 2019-20.

CBSE Syllabus for class 12 Psychology 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 12 Psychology

One Theory Paper
3 Hours
Marks: 70

UnitsTopicsNo. of periodsMarks
IVariations in Psychological Attributes209
IISelf and Personality2410
IIIMeeting Life Challenges147
IVPsychological Disorders2410
VTherapeutic Approaches207
VIAttitude and Social Cognition208
VIISocial Influence and Group Processes227
VIIIPsychology and Life136
IXDeveloping Psychological Skills136
Total17070

COURSE CONTENT

Unit I
Variations in Psychological Attributes (20 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, Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Triarchic Theory of Intelligence, Planning, Attentionarousal and Simultaneous successive Model of Intelligence
  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 (24 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
    • Behavioural Approach
    • Cultural Approach
    • Humanistic Approach
  8. Assessment of Personality
    • Self-report Measures
    • Projective Techniques
    • Behavioural Analysis

Unit III
Meeting Life Challenges (14 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

Unit IV
Psychological Disorders (24 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 (20 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Nature and Process of psychotherapy
    • Therapeutic relationship
  2. Types of Therapies
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Behaviour Therapy
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Humanistic-existential Therapy
    • Biomedical Therapy
    • Alternative Therapies
  3. Rehabilitation of the Mentally IlI

Unit VI
Attitude and Social Cognition (20 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
  7. Social Cognition
  8. Schemas and Stereotypes
  9. Impression Formation and Explaining
  10. Behaviour of Others through Attributions
    • Impression Formation
    • Attribution of Causality
  11. Behaviour in the Presence of Others
  12. Pro-social Behaviour
    • Factors Affecting Pro-social Behaviour

Unit VII
Social Influence and Group Processes (22 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
  5. Conformity, Compliance and Obedience
  6. Cooperation and Competition
    • Determinants of Cooperation and Competition
  7. Social Identity
  8. Intergroup Conflict: Nature and Causes
  9. Conflict Resolution Strategies

Unit VIII
Psychology and Life (13 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Human-Environment Relationship
    • Different Views of the Human-Environment Relationship
  3. Environmental Effects on Human Behaviour
    • Human Influence on the Environment
    • Noise
    • Pollution
    • Crowding
    • Natural Disasters
  4. Promoting Pro-environmental Behaviour
  5. Psychology and Social Concerns
    • Poverty and Discrimination
    • Aggression, Violence and Peace
    • Mahatma Gandhi on Non-violence
    • Health
    • Impact of Television on Behaviour

Unit IX
Developing Psychological Skills (13 Periods)
The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Developing as an effective Psychologist
  3. General Skills
  4. Observational Skills
  5. Specific Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Psychological Testing Skills
  6. Interviewing Skills
  7. Counselling Skills

Practical (30 Marks)
60 Periods

A. Development of case profile: Using appropriate methods like interview, observation and 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 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 and practical) (05 Marks)
  • Two practicals (5 for conduct and 10 for reporting) (15 Marks)

Prescribed Books:
Psychology, Class XII, Published by NCERT
Note: The above textbook are also available in Hindi medium.


QUESTION PAPER DESIGN

I. Board Examination: Theory
Time: 3 Hours
Max. Marks: 70

Objective Type (1 Mark)
Remembering: 5
Understanding: 4
Application: 5
Evaluation : 3
Creating : 0
(1 X 17 = 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: 1
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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