CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus 2020-21 (Revised & Reduced By 30%)

Check revised CBSE Class 12th Psychology Syllabus 2020-2021 (reduced by 30%) and prepare for upcoming CBSE 12th Psychology board exam 2021. Here you will also get links to access some other important articles for board exam preparation.

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CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus 2021 (with Important Resources)
CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus 2021 (with Important Resources)

Check revised CBSE Class 12th Psychology Syllabus 2020-21 (reduced by 30%) and prepare for upcoming CBSE 12th Psychology board exam 2021. Here you will also get links to access some other important articles for board exam preparation. Link to download revised CBSE Class 12th Psychology Syllabus 2020-21 is given at the end of this article.

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CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus 2020-21 (Revised & Reduced By 30%):

One Theory Paper (Marks: 70, 3 Hours) 

Units

Topics

No. of periods

Marks

I

Variations in Psychological Attributes

20

12

II

Self and Personality

24

13

III

Meeting Life Challenges

14

10

IV

Psychological Disorders

24

13

V

Therapeutic Approaches

16

7

VI

Attitude and Social Cognition

12

8

VII

Social Influence and Group Processes

8

7

 

Total

118

70

COURSE CONTENT

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: Psychometric Theories of Intelligence, Information Processing Theories, Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Triarchic Theory of Intelligence, Planning, Attention-Arousal 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

20 Periods

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

5. Culture and Self

6. Concept of Personality

7. Major Approaches to the Study of Personality

- Type Approach

- Trait Approach

- Psychodynamic Approach

- Behavioural Approach

- Cultural Approach

- Humanistic Approach

8. Assessment of Personality

- Self-report Measures

- Projective Techniques

- Behavioural Analysis

24 Periods

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

-  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

-  Stress Resistant Personality

-  Life Skills

-  Positive Health

14 periods

Unit IV

Psychological Disorders

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

24 Periods

Unit V

Therapeutic Approaches

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

3. Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill

16 Periods

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

-  Attitude Formation

-  Attitude Change

-  Attitude-Behaviour Relationship

5. Prejudice and Discrimination

6. Strategies for Handling Prejudice

12 Periods

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

-  Social Loafing

-  Group Polarisation

08 Periods

Practical:     30 Marks

A. Test administration:

Students are required to administer and interpret three psychological tests related to various psychological attributes like intelligence, aptitude, attitude, personality, etc.

B. In Practical examination, the student will be required to administer and interpret two psychological tests.

Distribution of Marks:

- Practical File:             10 Marks

- Viva Voce (Practical): 05 Marks

- Two practicals:           15 Marks*

*(5 Marks for conduct of practical and 10 Marks for report writing)

40 Periods

CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus 2020-21 PDF (Revised & Reduced By 30%)

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