PSYCHOLOGY (Code No. 037)

CLASS–XI (2017-18)

(THEORY)

One Theory Paper                                                                                                       3 Hours

Foundations of Psychology                                                                                        Marks: 70

Units

Topics

Periods

Weightage in Marks

I

What is Psychology?

16

7

II

Methods of Enquiry in Psychology

20

10

III

The Bases of Human Behaviour

20

8

IV

Human Development

16

6

V

Sensory, Attentional and Perceptual Processes

20

8

VI

Learning

22

9

VII

Human Memory

20

8

VIII

Thinking

18

7

IX

Motivation and Emotion

18

7

 

Total

170

70

 

Unit I: What is psychology? 16 Periods

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Psychology?
    1. Psychology as a Discipline
    2. Psychology as a Natural Science
    3. Psychology as a Social Science
  3. Understanding Mind and Behavior
  4. Popular Notions about the Discipline of Psychology
  5. Evolution of Psychology
  6. Development of Psychology in India
  7. Branches of Psychology
  8. Themes of Research and Applications
  9. Psychology and Other Disciplines
  10. Psychologists at Work
  11. Psychology in Everyday Life

Unit II: Methods of Enquiry in Psychology

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Goals of Psychological Enquiry
    1. Steps in Conducting Scientific Research
    2. Alternative Paradigms of Research
  3. Nature of Psychological Data
  4. Some Important Methods in Psychology
    1. Observational Method
    2. Experimental Method
    3. Correlational Research
    4. Survey Research
    5. Psychological Testing
    6. Case Study
  5. Analysis of Data
    1. Quantitative Method
    2. Qualitative Method
  6. Limitations of Psychological Enquiry
  7. Ethical Issues

Unit III: The Bases of Human Behaviour

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Evolutionary Perspective
  3. Biological and Cultural Roots
  4. Biological Basis of Behaviour
    1. Neurons
  5. Structure and Functions of Nervous System and Endocrine System and their Relationship with Behavior and Experience
    1. The Nervous System
    2. The Endocrine System
  6. Heredity: Genes and Behaviour
  7. Cultural Basis : Socio-Cultural Shaping of Behaviour
    1. Concept of Culture
  8. Enculturation
  9. Socialisation
  10. Acculturation

Unit IV: Human Development 16 Periods

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Meaning of Development
    1. Life-Span Perspective on Development
  3. Factors Influencing Development
  4. Context of Development
  5. Overview of Developmental Stages
    1. Prenatal Stage
  6. Infancy
  7. Childhood
  8. Challenges of Adolescence
  9. Adulthood and Old Age

Unit-V: Sensory, Attention, and Perceptual Processes

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Knowing the world
  3. Nature and varieties of Stimulus
  4. Sense Modalities
    1. Visual Sensation
    2. Auditory Sensation
  5. Attentional Processes
    1. Selective Attention
    2. Sustained Attention
  6. Perceptual Processes
    1. Processing Approaches in Perception
  7. The Perceiver
  8. Principles of Perceptual Organisation
  9. Perception of Space, Depth, and Distance
    1. Monocular Cues and Binocular Cues
  10. Perceptual Constancies
  11. Illusions
  12. Socio-Cultural Influences on Perception

Unit-VI: Learning 20 periods

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of Learning
  3. Paradigms of Learning
  4. Classical Conditioning
    1. Determinants of Classical Conditioning
  5. Operant / Instrumental Conditioning
    1. Determinants of Operant Conditioning
    2. Key Learning Processes
  6. Observational Learning
  7. Cognitive Learning
  8. Verbal Learning
  9. Concept Learning
  10. Skill Learning
  11. Transfer of Learning
  12. Factors Facilitating Learning
  13. The Learner : Learning Styles
  14. Learning Disabilities
  15. Applications of Learning Principles

Unit-VII: Human Memory 20 periods

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of memory
  3. Information processing Approach : The Stage Model
  4. Memory Systems : Sensory, Short-term and Long-term Memories
  5. Levels of Processing
  6. Types of Long-term Memory
    1. Declarative and Procedural; Episodic and Semantic
  7. Knowledge Representation and Organisation in Memory
  8. Memory as a Constructive Process
  9. Nature and Causes of Forgetting
    1. Forgetting due to Trace Decay, Interference and Retrieval Failure
  10. Enhancing Memory
    1. Mnemonics using Images and Organisation

Unit-VIII: Thinking 20 periods

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of Thinking
    1. Building Blocks of Thought
  3. The Processes of Thinking
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Reasoning
  6. Decision-making
  7. Nature and Process of Creative Thinking
    1. Nature of Creative Thinking
    2. Process of Creative Thinking
  8. Developing Creative Thinking
    1. Barriers to Creative Thinking
    2. Strategies for Creative Thinking
  9. Thought and Language
  10. Development of Language and Language Use

Unit-IX: Motivation and Emotion

The topics in this unit are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature of Motivation
  3. Types of Motives
    1. Biological Motives
    2. Psychosocial Motives
  4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  5. Nature of Emotions
  6. Physiological Bases of Emotions
  7. Cognitive Bases of Emotions
  8. Cultural Bases of Emotions
  9. Expression of Emotions
    1. Culture and Emotional Expression
    2. Culture and Emotional Labelling
  10. Managing Negative Emotions
  11. Enhancing Positive Emotions

Practicals (Projects, experiments, small studies, etc.)

The students shall be required to undertake one project and conduct two experiments. The project would involve the use of different methods of enquiry and related skills. Practicals would involve conducting experiments and undertaking small studies, exercises, related to the topics covered in the course (e.g. Human development, Learning, Memory, Motivation, Perception, Attention and Thinking). Practical Examination

  1. Practical (Experiments) file 05 Marks
  2. Project file 05 Marks
  3. Viva Voce (Project and experiments) 05 Marks
  4. One experiment: (05 for conduct and 10 for reporting) 15 Marks

 

QUESTION PAPER DESIGN 2017-18
SOCIOLOGY                                                             Code No. 039                                                       CLASS-XI
TIME: 3 Hours                                                                                                                              Max. Marks: 80
S.No Typology of Questions Learning outcomes and Testing Competencies Learning checks (LC) (1 Mark) Very Short Answer (VSA) (2 Marks) Short Answer -I (SA-I) (3 Marks) Short Answer -II (SAII) (4 Marks) Long Answer (LA) (6 Marks) Total Marks Weig htag e
1 Remembering- (Knowledge based Simple recall questions, to know specific facts, terms, concepts, principles, or theories, Identify, define, or recite, information)
  • Reasoning
  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills etc.
3 2 - 2 1 21 30%
2 Understanding- (Comprehension –to be familiar with meaning and to understand conceptually, interpret, compare, contrast,  explain, paraphrase, or interpret information) - 4 1 1 1 21 30%
3 Application  - (Use abstract information in concrete situation, to apply knowledge to new situations, Use given content to interpret a situation, provide an example, or solve a problem) 3 - 1 2 - 14 20%
4 High Order Thinking  Skills (Analysis & Synthesis- Classify, compare, contrast, or differentiate between different pieces of information, Organize and/or integrate unique pieces of information from a variety of sources) 4 - 1 - - 07 10%
5 Evaluation - (Appraise, judge, and/or justify the value or worth of a  decision or outcome, or to predict outcomes based    on values) - - 1 1 - 07 10%
  TOTAL 10x1= 10 6x2=12 4x3=12 6x4=24 2x6=12 70(28) 100%

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