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Psychology XI Part-I

NCERT via Swayam


The subject of psychology, which deals with human mind, behaviour and human relationship, can most appropriately lend itself to teaching with humanistic perspective. Such a perspective aims at enriching students knowledge as well as inspiring and awakening their curiosity, positive feelings, desire to learn, openness, exploration of self and others, etc. Such an approach is also conducive to their personal development and inculcation of positive attitude and love for the subjects. As for class XI students psychology will be a new subject, it would be important to dwell on the potential of the subject, it value in daily life and various career possibilities. Students, it is expected, will be made aware of the empirical nature of the discipline and the importance of adopting scientific approach in studying human behaviour. This course consists of nine chapters on topics considered essential for an introductory course in psychology like learning, thinking, memory, motivation and emotion, etc. Efforts have been made to provide linkages across and within the chapters to maintain continuity and holistic perspective. Meaningful contexts have been provided to relate the subject matter with day-to-day life.


Chapter No.

Module No.

Module Name

Chapter 1

Module 1

What is Psychology? – Part 1

Module 2

What is Psychology? – Part 2

Module 3

What is Psychology? – Part 3

Assignment 1

Chapter 2

Module 4

Methods of Enquiry in Psychology – Part 1

Module 5

Methods of Enquiry in Psychology – Part 2

Module 6

Methods of Enquiry in Psychology – Part 3

Assignment 2

Chapter 3

Module 7

Overview of Evolution, Biological and Cultural Roots

Module 8

Central Nervous System

Module 9

Nervous System Overview, Peripheral Nervous System and Endocrine System

Module 10

Socialization and Acculturation

Assignment 3

Chapter 4

Module 11

An Introduction to Human Development – Part 1

Module 12

Prenatal Period; Infancy and Childhood (Physical Development) – Part 2

Module 13

Childhood and Adolescence

Module 14

Adolescence, Adulthood and Old Age – Part 4

Assignment 4

Final Assessment

Taught by

Dr. Prabhat K. Mishra


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