Psychology Mains 2011 important topics as per new change of Paper 2010

Posted: May 16, 2011 in Psychology_11

this is that im posting the important chapter & topics of psychology according to upsc, & change in split of question paper to (6×10) instead of 1 question carrying the whole 60 marks.

But read all the chapters dont leave any topic left behind.

Psychology mains imp chapters & topics

PAPER 1 :
1 chapter :

  • psychology is science or art?
  • psychology relation with other social sciences

2 chapter :

  • diagnostic & prognostic
  • methods research (case study & experiment)
  • interviewing (use of group discussion)
  • experimental & non-experimental design
  • focused group
  • grounded theory approach

3 chapter:

  • tools of data collection, interpretation, hypothesis formulation
  • fundamental vs applied
  • questionnaire & case-study
  • interviewing
  • ex-post facto
  • t-test & ANOVA
  • item response theory

4 chapter :

  • life span development
  • growth & development

5 chapter :

  • threshold
  • vigilance
  • perception
  • defence factors influencing space
  • depth perception
  • extrasensory perception
  • sublimal perception

6 chapter :

  • gestalt list  & behaviorist theory
  • programmed learning
  • schedules of reinforcement(all topics related to reinforcement)
  • punishment, escape
  • social learning

7 chapter :

  • STM & LTM (memory)
  • Iconic memory
  • Mnemonic techniques to improve memory
  • decay
  • retrieval failure
  • amnesia
  • antrograde & retrograde

8 chapter :

  • piget’s theory
  • creative thinking
  • fostering creativity
  • trends

9 chapter :

  • psychology & physiological
  • basis motivation , emotion(Maslow theory)
  • extrinsic & intrinsic
  • emotional competence

10 chapter :

  • spearman , GV, JPDas
  • social intelligence
  • IQ (all topics related IQ)
  • multiple intelligence
  • crystallized

11 chapter :

  • psychoanalytical, humanistic, trait & type approaches
  • pencil paper test
  • big 5 factor theory
  • notion

12 chapter :

  • formation of stereotypes & prejudice
  • theories of attribution

13 chapter :

  • linguistic hierarchy
  • language acquisition – pre-disposition
  • critical period hypothesis

14 chapter :

  • artificial intelligence
  • psycho-cybernetics
  • consciousness-sleep-wake
  • dreams
  • hypnotic
  • drug/alcoholic
  • extra-sensory & inter-sensory perception(REM)
  • simulation perception

PAPER 2

1 chapter :

  • types of psychological tests
  • ethical issues

2 chapter :

  • ill health positive health
  • anxiety, schizophrenia & dellusional disorders
  • personal
  • substance abuse
  • happiness disposition
  • well being, life style

3 chapter : Full chapter

4 chapter :

  • HRD & training
  • herzberg, maslow, porter & lawler, Vroom
  • leadership
  • stress management
  • ergonomics
  • transformational leadership
  • power & politics in organization

5 chapter :

  • gifted, learning disabled
  • vocational guidance
  • career counseling
  • psychological tests in learning institution
  • effective strategies

6 chapter :

  • community psychology
  • consciousness of social problem
  • group decision making
  • effective strategies

7 chapter :

  • organization of services for rehabilitation of physical, mentally & socially challenged persons including old persons
  • juvenile delinquency
  • criminal behavior
  • rehabilitation of HIV/AIDS people

8 chapter :

  • deprivation
  • economic consequences of deprived groups
  • relative & prolonged deprivation

9 chapter : Full chapter

10 chapter : Full chapter

11 chapter : Full chapter

12 chapter

  • noise pollution
  • crowding
  • psychological consequences of population explosion
  • rapid scientific

13 chapter : Full chapter

14 chapter : Full chapter

thanzxs…….

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