Psychology HSC Science (General) 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board Syllabus 2024-25

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Maharashtra State Board 11th Standard Psychology Syllabus - Free PDF Download

Maharashtra State Board Syllabus 2024-25 11th Standard: The Maharashtra State Board 11th Standard Psychology Syllabus for the examination year 2024-25 has been released by the MSBSHSE, Maharashtra State Board. The board will hold the final examination at the end of the year following the annual assessment scheme, which has led to the release of the syllabus. The 2024-25 Maharashtra State Board 11th Standard Psychology Board Exam will entirely be based on the most recent syllabus. Therefore, students must thoroughly understand the new Maharashtra State Board syllabus to prepare for their annual exam properly.

The detailed Maharashtra State Board 11th Standard Psychology Syllabus for 2024-25 is below.

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Syllabus

1 Story of Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology and Life  
  • History of Psychology as a Science  
    • Study of Conscious  
    • Study of Unconscious  
    • Study of Behaviour  
      • Behaviour
      • Mental processes
      • Scientific method
  • What is Behaviour  
  • Study of Cognition  
  • Psychology in India  
  • Psychology : Indian Perspective  
  • Goals of Psychology  
    • Describe: What is happening?
    • Explanation : Why it is happening?
    • Prediction : What will happen next?
    • Control : How can it be changed?
2 Branches of Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology and Life  
  • Branches of Psychology  
  • Theoretical Branches  
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Child Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Branches  
    • Educational Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Counselling Psychology
    • Criminal Psychology
    • Sports Psychology
    • Industrial Psychology
  • Careers in Psychology  
3 Self
  • Concept of Self  
    • Self as Subject and Self as Object
    • Kinds of Self
    1. Personal Self
    2. Social Self
    3. Familial or Relational Self
    •  Definition of Self
  • Dimensions of Self Concept  
  • Self and the Life Cycle  
  • Gender Identity and Gender Role  
  • Aspects of Self  
    • Self Awareness
    • Self Image
    • Self Efficacy
    • Self – esteem
  • Self Regulation  
  • Carl Rogers Theory of Self  
4 Human Development
  • Concept of Human Development  
  • Characteristics of Development  
  • Growth, Maturation and Development  
  • Developmental Stages  
    • Prenatal Stages  
      • Germinal Stage
      • Embryonic stage
      • Fetal stage
    • Postnatal Stages  
      • Neonatal Stage 
      • Infancy
      • Early Childhood
      • Late Childhood
      • Adolescence
      • Adulthood
      • Late adulthood
      • Old Age 
5 Healthy Me - Normal Me
  • Mental Health and Normal Behaviour  
    • Indicators
    • Well adjusted individuals: My understanding
  • Five Criteria of Well Adjusted Individual  
    • Realistic perception of self and the world
    • Openness to new experiences
    •  Emotional intelligence
      1. Components of Emotional Intelligence
      a. Self awareness
      b. Self-regulation
      c. Self-motivation 
      d. Empathy
      e. Social skills
    • Healthy relationships
    • Self Esteem
  • Realistic Perception of Self and the World  
  • Openness to New Experiences  
  • Emotional Intelligence  
    • Components of Emotional Intelligence
    1. Self awareness
    2. Self-regulation 
    3. Self-motivation
    4. Empathy
    5. Social skills
  • Healthy Relationships  
  • Self Esteem  
  • Maladjustment and Abnormal Behaviour  
    • Abnormal Behaviour  
      • Biological, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives.
      • Principles of classification of psychological disorders with reference to DSM IV.
      • Common features of abnormal behaviour - deviance, distress, dysfunction, danger.
      • Different views of "abnormal" behaviour - the statistical stand - the biological/medical approach - the psychodynamic perspective - the sociocultural dimension; why classification of disorders is necessary - an understanding of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV
    • Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour  
      • Seven perspectives of abnormal behaviour
      1. Biological perspective
      2. Sociocultural perspective
      3. Behavioural perspective
      4. Evolutionary perspective
      5. Humanistic perspective
      6. Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic perspective
      7. Cognitive perspective
      • Two models which explain the causes of abnormal
        behaviour
        1) Stress - Diathesis model
        2) Biopsychosocial model
  • Challenges Faced by Adolescents  
6 Stress
  • Being Well Adjusted - a Dynamic Balance  
  • Meaning of Stress  
    • Definition of stress
    • Strain and Eustress
    • Stress as a process - stressors (negative and positive events)
    • The stages of GAS or the General Adaptation Syndrome (Selye's model).
    • Cognitive appraisal of stress – primary and secondary
  • Types of Stress  
  • Stressors and Their Types  
    •  Internal stressors
    •  External stressors
  • Conflicts of Motives  
    • Approach - Approach conflict
    • Avoidance - Avoidance conflict
    • Approach - Avoidance conflict
    • Double-Approach- Avoidance conflict 
  • Coping with Stress - Strategies  
    • Problem Focused Coping  
    • Emotion Focused Coping  
    • Freud’s Theory of Psychoanalysis  
    • Defense Mechanisms  
7 Nervous System
  • Human Nervous System  
    • Human Nervous system
    • Need of Nervous System
    • Components of Nervous System
    • Neurotransmitters  
  • Neural Tissue  
    • Neuron (Or Nerve Cell) and Its Types  
      • Neuron
      • Types of neurons
      1. Unipolar neurons
      2. Bipolar neurons
      3. Multipolar neurons
      4. Sensory or afferent neurons
      5. Motor or efferent neurons
      6. Association (connecting) neurons
      • Nerve
      • Types of Nerve
      1. Sensory nerves
      2. Motor nerves
      3. Mixed nerves
      • Difference between Neuron and Nerve
  • Neuron (Or Nerve Cell) and Its Types  
    • Synapse  
      • Synapse
      • Types of synapses 
      1. Electrical synapse
      2. Chemical synapse
  • The Human Brain  
    • Brain
    • How are these Tissues protected?
    • How does the Nervous Tissue cause Action?
    • Limbic System  
    • Nutritional Pillars for Better Brain Functioning  
  • Central Nervous System (CNS): Structure of Human Brain  
    • Three main parts:
    1. Cerebrum (cerebrum: brain)
    2. Cerebellum ("little brain")
    3. Medulla Oblongata
    • Three Primary Regions of the Brain:
    1. Forebrain
    2. Midbrain
    3. Hindbrain
  • The Spinal Cord  
    • Spinal Cord 
    • Functions of the spinal cord
  • Glands  
    • Exocrine Glands
    • Endocrine Glands
8 Memory
  • Memory  
    • Basic Processes in Memory  
      •  Encoding /Acquisition
      • Storage
      • Retrieval
    • Stages of Memory  
  • Measurement of Memory  
    • Recall - Free recall and Serial recall 
    • Recognition
    • Relearning
  • Some Phenomena Related to Memory  
    • Flashbulb memory
    • Tip of the tongue phenomenon
  • Forgetting  
  • Causes of Forgetting  
  • Techniques of Improving Memory  
    1. The Keyword Method
    2. Encoding Specificity
    3. Method of Loci
    4. Mnemonic Devices
    5. Practice and rehearsal
    6. Minimizing interference
    7. One can also use POWER method for improving memory - Prepare, Organize, Work, Evaluate,  Rethink.
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