Download CBSE Class XI Psychology Syllabus (2018-19) in PDF

Hi, friends, today we are going to discuss you the latest CBSE Class XI Psychology Syllabus. As you know very well that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has its own curriculum and they hold the supreme authority to change it further for the benefit of students. So it’s always a wise decision to keep an eye on what happening around with the subject you are going to learn. This year CBSE made little bit changes in CBSE Class 11 Psychology Syllabus. Let us have a look at the updated NCERT CBSE Class 11 Psychology Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.


NCERT CBSE Class 11 Psychology Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.


Let us first have a brief idea about the Course Structure of the CBSE Class XI Psychology for the academic year 2018-19

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SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE IN CBSE CLASS XI Psychology (Theory)

  • 70+30=100 Marks
  • Time: 3 hours
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?

  • Psychology as a Discipline
  • Psychology as a Natural Science
  • Psychology as a Social Science

3. Understanding Mind and Behaviour
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 (20 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction
2. Goals of Psychological Enquiry

  • Steps in Conducting Scientific Research
  • Alternative Paradigms of Research

3. Nature of Psychological Data

4. Some Important Methods in Psychology

  • Observational Method
  • Experimental Method
  • Correlational Research
  • Survey Research
  • Psychological Testing
  • Case Study

5. Analysis of Data

  • Quantitative Method b
  • Qualitative Method

6. Limitations of Psychological Enquiry
7. Ethical Issues

Unit III: The Bases of Human Behaviour (20 Periods)

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction
2. Evolutionary Perspective
3. Biological and Cultural Roots

4. Biological Basis of Behaviour

  • Neurons

5. Structure and Functions of Nervous System and Endocrine System and their Relationship

with Behaviour and Experience

  • The Nervous System
  • The Endocrine System

6. Heredity: Genes and Behaviour
7. Cultural Basis: Socio-Cultural Shaping of Behaviour

  • 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

  • Life-Span Perspective on Development

3. Factors Influencing Development
4. Context of Development

5. Overview of Developmental Stages

  • Prenatal Stage

6. Infancy
7. Childhood
8. Challenges of Adolescence
9. Adulthood and Old Age

Unit-V: Sensory, Attentional, and Perceptual Processes (20 periods)

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction
2. Knowing the world
3. Nature and varieties of Stimulus

4. Sense Modalities

  • Visual Sensation
  • Auditory Sensation

5. Attentional Processes

  • Selective Attention
  • Sustained Attention

6. Perceptual Processes

  • Processing Approaches in Perception

7. The Perceiver
8. Principles of Perceptual Organisation
9. Perception of Space, Depth, and Distance

  • 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

  • Determinants of Classical Conditioning

5. Operant/Instrumental Conditioning

  • Determinants of Operant Conditioning
  • 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

  • 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

  • Forgetting due to Trace Decay, Interference and Retrieval Failure

10. Enhancing Memory

  • Mnemonics using Images and Organisation

Unit-VIII: Thinking (20 periods)

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction
2. Nature of Thinking

  • Building Blocks of Thought

3. The Processes of Thinking
4. Problem Solving
5. Reasoning
6. Decision-making
7. Nature and Process of Creative Thinking

  • Nature of Creative Thinking
  • The process of Creative Thinking

8. Developing Creative Thinking

  • Barriers to Creative Thinking
  • Strategies for Creative Thinking

9. Thought and Language
10. Development of Language and Language Use

Unit-IX: Motivation and Emotion (18 periods)

The topics in this unit are:

1. Introduction
2. Nature of Motivation
3. Types of Motives

  • Biological Motives
  • 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

  • Culture and Emotional Expression
  • Culture and Emotional Labelling

10. Managing Negative Emotions
11. Enhancing Positive Emotions

Practicals (Projects, experiments, small studies, etc.) (60 Periods)

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

Practical Examination

  • Practical (Experiments) file ( 05 Marks)
  • Project file (05 Marks)
  • Viva Voce (Project and experiments (05 Marks)
  • One experiment: (05 for conduct and 10 for reporting (15 Marks)

CBSE Class XI PSYCHOLOGY Syllabus: Question Paper Design (2018-19)

  • Time: 3 hrs.
  • Marks: 70
  • Code No. 037
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
the concrete situation, to
apply knowledge to new
situations, Use given content to interpret a
the, 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 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)
1 1 07 10%
TOTAL 10×1= 10 6×2=12 4×3=12 6×4=24 2×6=12 70(28) 100%
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