Rajasthan Board Psychology Syllabus for Class 12

Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 12 Psychology

Psychology, Self and Society


1. Intelligence and Aptitude


The unit aims at studying how people differ with respect to intelligence and aptitude.

Individual differences in intelligence: Theories of Intelligence; Culture and Intelligence;

Emotional intelligence; Aptitude: Nature and types: Assessment of psychological

attributes: dynamic assessment


2. Self and Personality


This unit focuses on the study of self and personality in the context of different

approaches in an effort to appraise the person. The assessment of personality will

also be discussed.


Aspects of self : Self concept: Self-esteem and Self-regulation, Culture and self;

Personality : Concept; Approaches to Personality: Type and Trait, Psycho-dynamic,

Humanistic, Behavioral and Cultural; Assessment of Personality: Self-report Measures,

Behavioral Analysis, and Projective Measures.


3. Human Strengths and Meeting Life Challenges


This unit deals with the nature of stress and how responses to stress depend on an

individual’s appraisal of stressors. Strategies to cope with stress will also be dealt



Life challenges and adjustment; Concept of adaptation; Human strengths and virtues:

Nature, types and effects on psychological functioning; Coping with stress; Concepts of

health and well-being; Life style, health and well-being.


4. Psychological Disorders


This unit discusses the concepts of normality and abnormality and the major

psychological disorders.


Concepts of abnormality and psychological disorder, Causal factors associated with

abnormal behavior, Classification of disorders, Major psychological disorders: Anxiety,

Somato-form, Dissociative, Mood, Schizophrenic, Developmental and Behavioral,

Substance Related


5. Therapeutic Approaches and counselling


This unit discusses the goals, techniques and effectiveness of different approaches

to treat psychological disorders.


Nature and process of therapy; Nature of therapeutic relationship; Types of therapies:

Psycho dynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive, Behavior; Alternative therapies: Yoga, Meditation; Zen; Rehabilitation of mentally ill people. Counselling.


6. Attitude and Social Cognition


This unit focuses on the formation and change of attitudes, cultural influences on

attributional tendencies and conditions influencing pro-social behavior.


Explaining behavior through attributions; Social cognition; Schemas and stereotypes;

Impression formation; Nature and components of attitudes; Attitude formation and

change; Behavior in the presence of others: Pro-social Behavior; Prejudice and

discrimination; Strategies for handling prejudice.


7. Social Influence and Group Processes


The unit deals with the concept of group, its functions and the dynamics of social

influence process like conformity, obedience and compliance. Different conflict

resolution strategies will also be discussed.


Influence Processes: Nature of Conformity, Obedience, and Compliance: Cooperation

and Competition; Groups: Nature, formation and types; Influence of group on individual

behavior; Social identity; Inter-Group Conflict; Conflict Resolution Strategies


8. Environmental and Social Concerns


This unit focuses on the application of psychological understanding to some

important social issues.


Human- environment relationship; Environmental effects on human behavior. Noise,

pollution, crowding, natural disasters, social issue: Aggression and Violence; Social

Inequality and Poverty; Media and human values, Promoting pro-environmental

behavior; Human rights and citizenship; Peace.


9. Applied Psyhology


This unit introduces some of the important areas of application of psychology.

Application of psychology to following areas :

1. Sports 2. Education 3. Communication 4. Organization


Psychological testing Practicals


The students shall be required to prepare one case profile and conduct 2 practicals related

to the topics covered in the course. The case profile will include developmental history of

the subject, using both qualitative (observation, interview) and quantitative (Psychological

testing) approaches. Practicals would involve using standardized psychological assessment

devices in different domains (e.g. intelligence, personality, aptitude, adjustment, attitude,

self-concept, and anxiety).


Distribution of Marks:


(i) Practical File - 5

(ii) Case Profile - 5

(iii) Viva Voice (Case profile and practical) -5

(iv) Two practicals (2 x 5) - 10

report writing - 5


Prescribed Book:


Psychology - NCERT's Book Published under Copyright


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