West Bengal Board Psychology Syllabus for Class 11

West Bengal Board Syllabus for Class 11 Psychology

Standard: 11

UNIT 1 :What is Psychology?

* Introduction
o Psychology as a subject
o Subject matter of Psychology
o Psy. as a modern subject.
o Milestone in the history of Psychology
o Approaches of the study of Psychology
o Biological, Behaviouristic, cognitive
* Psycho – dynamic, Humanistic
* Socio – cultural fields of Psychology.

UNIT 2: Methods of Study Psychology

* Introduction
* The Goals of Psychology
* Methods of study Psychology
* Observation, Experimental. (Correlational Method) Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies
* Case – history method
* Instruments for study of Psychology
* Tests
* Interview
* Questionnaire

UNIT 3: Biological basic of behaviour

* Introduction
* Evolutionary Prospective
* Genes and behaviour
* Brain and Nervous system (Relaxes Box)
* Biology of Behaviour – The nervous System (Box), Method of studying Briain.
* M. R. 1. (Box)
* Endocrine glands

UNIT 4: Socio Cultural Basis of Behaviour

* Introduction
* What is culture ?
* Relation between human behaviour and culture
* socialization and accult aration

UNIT 5: Development of life-spsn.

* Introduction
* What is development ?
* Growth, Maturity, concept of development, principles of development,
* Factors affecting development, Critical Periods of Development.
* Revolutionary stages in development, (Indian views about stages of development)
* Infant stage, childhood stage, Developmental Tests & Characteristics.
* (Childhood in India (Box))
* Adolescence stage
* Characteristics and challenges
* Adult stage – stages and challenges
* Old age
* Problems of Old age and dealings with them [Gsmily ant Human Development (Box)]

UNIT 6. Sensory and Perceptual Processes.

* Introduction
* Definition of sensation
* Meaning and types of ……..
* Visual, Audition, Smell, Taste & Tactile
* Process of Attention
* Determinants of attention
* Characteristics of attention
* Attention and Perception
* Process of Perception
* Principles of Perceptual Organisation (optical illusion (Box))
* Depth and Distance perception reception of individual.
* Social perception.

UNIT 7: Process of Learning

* Introduction, what is learning ? How does an individual learns ? Classical conditioning,
o Instrumental conditioning.
o Social Learning, Verbal learning and organisational process
o Learning of skill
o Process of learning, Extinction,
o Reinforcement, Generalisation and discrimination
o Transfer of Learning
* General and specific learning
o Determinants of Learning
o Continuous and Partial rein or cement
o Motivation, Preparedness
o Learned Helplessness.
* [Learned Indolence, Self - Punitive Habits (Box)]
* Factors affecting Learning
* Difficulties in learning, Practical applications of Learning principles,

UNIT 8 – Process of memory

* Introduction, what is memory ?
* Stages of memory…. Encoding, Storage, Retrieval
* Tridimensional model of memory
* Long Tern memory
* Declarative and procedural memoriam Episodic and Semantic memory.
* Measurement of memory
* Forgetting – Encoding Failure, Storage Failure and
* Failure of retrieval, Amnesia
* Improving Memory [Emotion and Memory (Box)]

UNIT 9 : Cognitive Processes

* Introduction Process of Information and it’s measurement. What is thinking ?
* Logical reasoning, problem solving,
* Judgment and decision making
* Creative thinking

UNIT 10 : Language and Communication

* Introduction, Language, nature and characteristics,
* Origin of language,
* Language and thought
* Process of Communication
* Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
* skills of Communication
* obstacles of Communication

UNIT 11 : Motivation and Emotions

* Introduction, what is motivation ? (Needs)
* Maslow’s mind, Biological needs.
* Main psychological motives,
* Achievements, Affiliation and Power
* Emotions Internal & external
* Frustration
* Conflict and Anxiety
* Nature of emotions
* Expression of emotions
* Physical and counseling base

Relation between emotion and motives (related to examination)

UNIT 12: Stages of Development

* Introduction : Cognitive Development – Piaget’s Theory.
* Principle of Piagano related to intellectual development
* Socio emotional development, [Temperament (Box)]
* Greed
* Paternal methods of child upbringing
* Stages of psycho-social development [erikson]
* Moral development [Piaget, Kohiberg]
* Development of Values [Values in relation to Indian Context (Box)]
* All round development of a child

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