Mains Examination Syllabus - Psychology
1. Physhology as a science. Origin of experimental psychology
(Wundt and James). Methods of Psychology, Pure and applied aspects of
2. Nervous system, Neurone and nerve impules, Central and
autonomic nervous system, Endocrine system.
3. Sensory Processes - Visual sense, Auditory sesnse, Other
4. Perceptual process, Perceptual constancies, Organization
and perception, Colour and form perception, Depth and movement perception, Role
of experience in perception.
5. States of consciousness, Verieties of waking States,
Sleeping and dreaming, Hypnotic and drug induced States.
6. Conditioning and learning, Classical conditioning, Operate
conditioning, Principles of reinforcement, Phenomena of exinction,
discrimination and generalisation.
7. Multiple response learning, Congnitive learning, Learning
8. Verbal learning and memory, Input term memory, Long term
9. Nature of motivation, Basic motives and their correlates,
Hunger, thrust and sex, psychological changes in emotion.Theories of emotion
10.Thinking and problem solving, Cannon formation, Lenguage
and thinking, Set as a factor in problem solving.
11.Frustration, Reactions to frustrarion, Defence mechanisms.
Defence mechanisms and adjustment.
12.Nature of atitudes, Development of attitudes. Attitude
changes. Measurement of attitude.
1. Basic concepts of phychophysics, Absolute and differential
thresholds, Phychophysical methods of limit, constant stimuli, average error,
equal appearing interval and paired comparison. Weber - Fachner law.
2. Nature of human intelligence, Individual and group
difference in intelligence, Tests of intelligence and aptitudes indentification
3. Meaning of personality, Type and trait approaches,
4. Theories of personality, Murray, Freud, Lewin and Pogers.
5. Growth and development through childhood and adolescence.
Physical growth and motor development. Mental growth and development.
6. Behaviour disorders. Phychoneuroes. Psychoses.
Psychosomatic and personality disorders, Phychotheraphy and mental hygiene.
7. Clinical psychology, Psychoanalytic, client - centered
group and behaviour therapies.
8. Social perception, Nature of person perception, Social
interaction. Power processed and structures. Norms and conformity.
9. Psychology in industry. Work environment. Industrial
fatigue. Personnel selection. Organization Climate. Organizational Leadership.
Job analysis and job evaluation.
10. Schools of psychology - Behaviourism. Psychoanalysis and
11.Basic scales of measurement. Steps in test construction
and standradisation. Item construction and analysis. Reliability, validity and
12.Elementary statistics Frequency distribution and graphic
representation. Measures of central tendency, measures of variability.
Cumulative distributions and percentilies, Normal Probability curve.