Karnataka Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Civil Service Examination
Scope and Methods, Subject matter
Methods, Experimental methods, Field studies, Clinical and case methods, Characteristcs and psychological studies. Physiological basis, Structure and functions of the nervous system,
structure. and functions of the endocrine system.
Development of Behavior, Genetic mechanism Environmental factors,
Growth and maturation, Relevant experimental studies.
- Perception, perception process, perceptual
organization. perception of form colour, depth and time. Perceptual
constancy, Role ofmotivation, social and cultural factors in perception.
- Learning, Learning process, Learning theories,
Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning, Cognitive theories, Perceptual
learning, Learning and Motivation, Verballeaming Motor learning.
- Remembering-Measurement of remembering, Shortterm memory, Long-term memory. Forgetting-Theories of forgetting.
- Thinking, Development of thinking, Language and
thought, Images, Concept formation, Problem Solving.
Intelligence, Nature of intelligence, Theories of intelligence,
Measurement of intelligence, Intelligence and creativity.
Motivation, Needs, drives and motives. Classification of motives,
Measurement of motives, Theories of motivation.
Personality-Nature of Personality, Trait and type approaches, Biological
and sociocultural determinants of personality, Personality. assessment
techniques and tests.
Coping Behavior, Coping mechanisms. Coping with frustration and stress
Attitudes, Nature of attitudes, Theories of attitudes, measurement of
attitudes change of attitudes.
Communication, Types of communication, Communication process,
Communication network, Distortion of communication.
Applications of Psychology in industry, Education and Community.