Maharashtra Board HSC Psychology Syllabus 2023: Class 12th Psychology syllabus is out on Maharashtra Board’s official website. The latest Psychology syllabus has been made available on the latest syllabus for HSC class 12th 2023 board examinations on their official website.
In this article, we are presenting the syllabus content for Psychology. Towards the end of the article is the link to download the syllabus in pdf.
According to the American Psychology Association, Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Although earlier, psychology was an area within philosophy and emerged from it, it is now a diverse and dynamic scientific discipline.
With Psychology course at higher secondary level, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHE) intends to enable its students to:
- develop appreciation about human behaviour and human mind in the context of learners’ immediate society and environment.
- develop in learners an appreciation of multidisciplinary nature of psychological knowledge and its applications in various aspects of life.
- enable learners to become perceptive, socially aware and self-reflective.
- facilitate students’ quest for personal growth and effectiveness and to enable them to become responsive and responsible citizens.
Maharashtra Board HSC Psychology Syllabus 2023
Definitions of intelligence
History of intelligence testing
Distribution of intelligence quotient in population
Types of intelligence tests
Definitions of Personality
Factors influencing personality
Major approaches to the study of Personality
Assessment of personality
3 Stress Management
Nature of Stress
Sources of Stress
Types of Stress
Stress management techniques
Promoting Positive health and well-being
4 Psychological Disorders and Therapies
Concept of abnormality
Classification of psychological disorders
Major Psychological disorders
Types of therapies
Definition of attitude
Change of attitude
6 Social Influence
Nature of Social influence
Dynamics of Social influence
Influence of group on individual behaviour
7 Psychology and Life
Environmental effects on human behaviour
Promoting pro-environmental behaviour
Psychology and Social Concerns
8 Developing Psychological Skills
Effective Psychological Skills
Practicals : (Based on continuous Evaluation)
Practicals of Psychology is classified among three major aspects : Project, Psychological Testing and Case Studies. There will be continuous evaluation of these practicals by the internal examiner who will essentially be the teacher supervising and monitoring the practical work. He will internally evaluate the student for 20 marks and submit it to the examining authority under his hand and signature.
The student shall be required to undertake one project which would involve the use of different methods of enquiry and related skills.
The student shall be required to conduct five Psychological tests related to the topic covered in the course. Psychological testing would involve using standardised Psychological assessment devices in different domains i.e. intelligence, aptitude, personality, stress, anxiety, depression, attitude, prejudice etc.
The Student shall be required to prepare one case profile. The case profile will include developmental history of the subject using both qualitative (observation, interview, rating etc.) and quantitative approaches.
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