CBSE - Class 12 - Psychology

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Download CBSE class 12 Psychology study material in PDF format. MyCBSEguide provides solved papers, board question papers, revision notes and NCERT solutions for CBSE class 12 Psychology. The topics included are Variations in Psychological Attributes, Self and Personality, Meeting Life Challenges, Psychological Disorders, Therapeutic Approaches, Attitude and social Cognition, Social influence and group processes, Psychology and Life, Developing Psychological Skills.


Unit-I: Variations in Psychological Attributes

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Individual Differences in Human Functioning

3. Assessment of Psychological Attributes

4. Intelligence

5. Theories of Intelligence

a) Theory of Multiple Intelligences

b) Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

c) Planning, Attention-arousal, and Simultaneous successive

d) Model of Intelligence

6. Individual Differences in Intelligence

a. Variations of Intelligence

7. Culture and Intelligence

8. Emotional Intelligence

9. Special Abilities

a) Aptitude: Nature and Measurement

10. Creativity

Unit-II Self and Personality

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Self and Personality

3. Concept of Self

4. Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Self

a) Self-esteem, Self-efficacy and Self-regulation

5. Culture and Self

6. Concept of Personality

7. Major Approaches to the Study of Personality

a) Type Approaches

b) Trait Approaches

c) Psycho dynamic Approach

d) Behavioural Approach

e) Cultural Approach

f) Humanistic Approach

8. Assessment of Personality

a) Self-report Measures

b) Projective Techniques

c) Behavioural Analysis

Unit-III: Meeting Life Challenges

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Nature, Types and Sources of Stress

3. Effects of Stress on Psychological Functioning and Health

a) Stress and Health

b) General Adaptation Syndrome

c) Stress and Immune System

d) Lifestyle

4. Coping with Stress

(i) Adaptation and Adjustments(From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

a) Stress Management Techniques

5. Promoting Positive Health and Well-being

a) Life Skills

b) Human Strengths and Virtues(From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

Unit-IV: Psychological Disorders

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Concepts of abnormality and psychological Disorders

3. Classification of Psychological Disorders

4. Factors Underlying Abnormal Behaviour

5. Major Psychological Disorders

a) Anxiety Disorders

b) Soma to form Disorders

c) Dissociative Disorders

d) Mood Disorders

e) Schizophrenic Disorders

f) Behavioural and Developmental Disorders

g) Substance-use Disorders

Unit-V: Therapeutic Approaches

The topics in this unit are:

1. Nature and process of psychotherapy

a) Therapeutic relationship

2. Types of therapies

a) Psycho dynamic Therapy

b) Behaviour Therapy

c) Cognitive Therapy

d) Humanistic-existential Therapy

e) Biomedical Therapy

f) Alternative Therapies

h) Zen (From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

i) Counselling (From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

3. Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill


Unit-VI: Attitude And Social Cognition

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Explaining Social Behaviour

3. Nature and Components of Attitudes

4. Attitude Formation and Change

a) Attitude Formation

b) Attitude Change

c) 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

a) Impression Formation

b) Attribution of Causality

11. Behaviour in the Presence of Others

12. Pro-social Behaviour

a) Factors Affecting Pro-social Behaviour

Unit-VII: Social Influence And Group Processes

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

a) Social Loafing

b) Group Polarisation

5. Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

6. Cooperation and Competition

a) Determinants of Cooperation and Competition

7. Social Identity

8. Intergroup Conflict: Nature and Causes

9. Conflict Resolution Strategies

Unit-VIII: Psychology and Life

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Human-Environment Relationship

a) Different Views of the Human-Environment Relationship

3. Environmental Effects on Human Behaviour

a) Human Influence on the Environment

b) Noise

c) Pollution

d) Crowding

e) Natural Disasters

4. Promoting Pro-environmental Behaviour

5. Psychology and Social Concerns

a) Poverty and Discrimination

b) Aggression, Violence, and Peace

c) Mahatma Gandhi on Non-violence :

d) Health

e) Impact of Television on Behaviour

j) Media and Human Values (From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

k) Human Rights (From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

l) Citizenship (From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

m) Promotion of Peace (From the CBSE Supplementary Reading Material)

Unit-IX: Developing Psychological Skills

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction

2. Developing as an effective Psychologist

3. General Skills

a) Intellectual and Personal Skills; Sensitivity to Diversity

4. Observational Skills

5. Specific Skills

a) Communication Skills

b) Psychological Testing Skills

6. Interviewing Skills

7. Counselling Skills

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