Intelligence and Ability
Aptitude, Achievement and Interest
What is Meant by Personality
Theories of Personality
How Personality is Assessed
Meaning of Development, Growth and Maturation
Infancy - Motor, Cognitive Development, Socio- Emotional Development
Childhood - Motor, Cognitive Development, Socio-emotional Development
Adolescence - Physical Changes, Cognitive Development, Socio-emotional Development; Some Major Concerns
Stress and Stress Management
Meaning of Stress - Its Basic Nature
Common Causes of Stress
Effects of Stress on Health and Performance
Stress Management - Ineffective and Effective Strategies of Handling Stress
Psychological Disorders and Psychotherapy
Meaning of “Abnormal Behaviour”
Characteristics of Some Psychological Disorders
Schizophrenia - meaning; main types; characteristics.
Social Thought and Social Behaviour
Meaning of “Attitude”
Applications of Psychology
Educational (School) Psychology.
Clinical and Counselling Psychology.
- How people determine whether others' behaviour is a result of internal causes or external factors - biases in forming judgments (attribution).
- Explain with examples each of the following biases - the person positivity bias, motivational biases, self-serving bias, the false consensus effect, automatic vigilance, motivated scepticism, counterfactual thinking
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What is meant by bias? With the help of two examples each, explain self-serving bias and counterfactual thinking.
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