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Psychology Class 12 CBSE (Commerce) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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100 Variations in Psychological Attributes


-Individual Differences in Human Functioning

-Assessment of Psychological Attributes


-Theories of Intelligence

  • Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
  • Planning, Attention-arousal, and Simultaneoussuccessive Model of Intelligence

-Individual Differences in Intelligence

  • Variations of Intelligence
  • Some Misuses of Intelligence Tests (Box 1.1)

-Culture and Intelligence

-Emotional Intelligence

  • Characteristics of Emotionally Intelligent Persons (Box 1.2)

-Special Abilities

  • Aptitude : Nature and Measurement


200 Self and Personality


-Self and Personality

-Concept of Self

-Cognitive and Behavioural Aspects of Self

  • Self-esteem, Self-efficacy and Self-regulation

-Culture and Self

-Concept of Personality

  • Personality-related Terms (Box 2.1)

-Major Approaches to the Study of Personality

  • Type Approaches
  • Trait Approaches
  • Five-Factor Model of Personality (Box 2.2)
  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Behavioural Approach
  • Cultural Approach
  • Humanistic Approach
  • Who is a Healthy Person? (Box 2.3)

-Assessment of Personality

  • Self-report Measures
  • Projective Techniques
  • Behavioural Analysis
300 Meeting Life Challenges


-Nature, Types and Sources of Stress

  • A Measure of Stressful Life Events (Box 3.1)

-Effects of Stress on Psychological Functioning and Health

  • Examination Anxiety (Box 3.2)
  • Stress and Health
  • General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Stress and Immune System
  • Lifestyle

-Coping with Stress

  • Stress Management Techniques

-Promoting Positive Health and Well-being

  • Life Skills
  • Resilience and Health (Box 3.3)
400 Psychological Disorders


-Concepts of Abnormality and Psychological Disorders

-Classification of Psychological Disorders

-Factors Underlying Abnormal Behaviour

-Major Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Salient Features of Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • and Dissociative Disorders (Box 4.1)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • 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
  • Effects of Alcohol : Some Facts (Box 4.2)
  • Commonly Abused Substances (Box 4.3)
500 Therapeutic Approaches
  • Nature and Process of Psychotherapy 
    • What is meant by Psychotherapy - central
      features of psychodynamic therapies - free
      association, dream analysis, transference
      and countertransference;
    • the principles on which client centred therapy has been developed.
    • Behavioural therapies based on classical and operant conditioning and modelling, psychosocial;
    • Rehabilitation.
    • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Type of Therapies 
    • Steps in the Formulation of a Client’s Problem (Box 5.1)
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Behaviour Therapy
    • Relaxation Procedures (Box 5.2)
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Humanistic-existential Therapy
    • Biomedical Therapy
    • Alternative Therapies
  • Rehabilitation of the Mentally ill 

-Nature and Process of Psychotherapy

  • Therapeutic Relationship

-Type of Therapies

  • Steps in the Formulation of a Client’s Problem (Box 5.1)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Relaxation Procedures (Box 5.2)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Humanistic-existential Therapy
  • Biomedical Therapy
  • Alternative Therapies

-Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill

600 Attitude and Social Cognition


-Explaining Social Behaviour

-Nature and Components of Attitudes

  • A ‘Green Environment’ : The A-B-C Components of an
  • Attitude (Box 6.1)

-Attitude Formation and Change

  • Attitude Formation
  • Attitude Change
  • Telling a Lie for Twenty Dollars (Box 6.2)
  • Attitude-Behaviour Relationship

-Prejudice and Discrimination

-Strategies for Handling Prejudice

-Social Cognition

-Schemas and Stereotypes

-Impression Formation and Explaining Behaviour of Others through Attributions

  • Impression Formation
  • Attribution of Causality

-Behaviour in the Presence of Others

-Pro-social Behaviour

  • Factors Affecting Pro-social Behaviour
700 Social Influence and Group Processes


-Nature and Formation of Groups

  • Groupthink (Box 7.1)

-Type of Groups

  • The Minimal Group Paradigm Experiments (Box 7.2)

-Influence of Group on Individual Behaviour

  • Social Loafing
  • Group Polarisation

-Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

  • The Autokinetic Effect (Box 7.3)
  • Group Pressure and Conformity : The Asch Experiment (Box 7.4)

-Cooperation and Competition

  • Sherif’s Summer Camp Experiments (Box 7.5)
  • Determinants of Cooperation and Competition

-Social Identity

-Intergroup Conflict : Nature and Causes

-Conflict Resolution Strategies

800 Psychology and Life


-Human-Environment Relationship

  • Different Views of the Human-Environment Relationship
  • The Bishnois and the Chipko Movement (Box 8.1)

-Environmental Effects on Human Behaviour

  • Human Influence on the Environment
  • Noise
  • Pollution
  • Crowding
  • Natural Disasters

-Promoting Pro-environmental Behaviour

-Psychology and Social Concerns

  • Poverty and Discrimination
  • Aggression, Violence, and Peace
  • Mahatma Gandhi on Non-violence : Why Does
  • Non-violence Work (Box 8.2)
  • Health
  • Impact of Television on Behaviour
900 Developing Psychological Skills


-Developing as an Effective Psychologist

-General Skills

  • Intellectual and Personal Skills; Sensitivity to Diversity :
  • Individual and Cultural Differences (Box 9.1)

-Observational Skills

-Specific Skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Characteristics of Communication (Box 9.2)
  • Some Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills (Box 9.3)
  • Psychological Testing Skills
  • Essentials of Psychological Assessment Skills (Box 9.4)

-Interviewing Skills

  • Types of Interview Questions (Box 9.5)

-Counselling Skills

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