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.
- Coping with stress: Ineffective strategies - defence mechanisms - rationalization, projection, reaction formation, regression, repression (each to be briefly explained), displacement, sublimation
- Effective strategies - relaxation training and yoga
- Effective lifestyles: stress cycles – distress and wellness
- Promoting positive health and well-being: Exercise, Diet, Self-Care, Life Skills; Positive thinking and attitude
Explain the following effective strategies of coping with stress.
(i) Relaxation training.
(ii) Any three stages of yoga.
Rafeeq does not want to remember the details of the traumatic incident of a robbery that took place when he was at home. He tries to push the memory of this incident from his conscious mind to unconscious mind.