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PSC Chhattisgarh Prelims - Psychology Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 1, 2013
The syllabus of Psychology of PSC Chhattisgarh Prelim Exam is given in this section.

1. Scope and methods

  • Subject matter
  • Methods of study
  • Nature of psychological experiments

2. Development of behavior
  • Genetic factors in human development
  • Structure and functions of brain, endocrine glands
  • Environmental factors in human development
  • Maturation

3. Motivation and emotion
  • nature of motivation
  • classification of motives biogenic, socio-gemo and uncoinscious motives
  • hierarchy of motives
  • nature of emotions
  • Physiological correlates of emotions

4. Learning
  • basic theories of learnings trial and error, insight, imitation
  • classical conditioning and operant conditioning
  • learning and motivation
  • transfer of training

5. Remembering and forgetting

  • nature & theories
  • measurement of retention 
  • retroactive and proactive inhibitions
  • factors influencing forgetting
  • short term and long term memory

6. Perception

  • nature
  • perceptual organization
  • perception of form, colour and depth
  • perceptual constancy and illusions
  • role of motivational and social factors in perception
  • perceptual defence

7. Thinking
  • concept formation
  • reasoning; inductive and deductive
  • problem solving

8. Intelligence
  • Its nature and theories
  • factors influencing intellectual development
  • measurement of intelligence verbal and non- verbal tests
  • intelligence and creativity

9. Personality

  • Its nature
  • trait vs. type approach
  • biological and socio-cultural determinants of personality
  • personality assessment techniques-objective and projective

10. Socialization
  • meaning and nature of socialization
  • factors influencing socialization

11. Groups
  • nature , type and structure of groups
  • group norms, goals and moral

12. Leadership

  • its nature 
  • functions of a leader 
  • theories of leadership 

13. Attitudes

  • its nature and formation 
  • factors influencing attitude change 
  • measurement of attitudes, Thurstone's equal appearing interval scale, Likert's summation rating scale and Bogardus social distance scale

14. Abnormal behaviour
  • criteria of abnormality 
  • dynamics of abnormal behaviour 
  • psychoneuroses- anxiety neurosis. hysteria and epilepsy, obsessive -compulsive, phobia.
  • psychoses - schizophrenia , paranoid reactions, manic depressive 
  • treatment of mental disorders; psychoanalysis, behaviour therapy, electro-chemical therapy and group therapies.

15. Copying and Adaption
  • types of defense mechanisms
  • reactions to frustration, conflict its nature & types
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