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Psychology XII Part-I

NCERT via Swayam


Psychology is one of the youngest sciences but one of the fastest growing. There are many who believe that the 21st century is going to be the century of biological sciences along with psychological sciences. Development in the fields of neurosciences, as well as physical sciences have opened new doors to solve the mysteries of mind and behaviour. There is no human endeavor which is going to remain unaffected by this new knowledge which is getting created. One only hopes that it will enable people to live their lives more meaningful and to organise human system better. Contents of the course will cover like variations in psychological attributes, personality, attitude psychological disorders, group processes etc., efforts have been made to provide linkages across and within the chapters to maintain continuity and holistic perspective. The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of psychology. Besides providing basic disciplinary knowledge, it focuses on enhancing your curiosity and understanding of people’s behaviour and that of your own. The interactive nature of the course will help you understand psychology as a discipline as well as the practical applications of psychology in day-to-day life. The course will help you to explore yourself and the world of which you are the part.


Chapter No.

Module No.

Module Name

Chapter 1

Module 1

Variations in Psychological Attributes – Part 1

Module 2

Variations in Psychological Attributes – Part 2

Module 3

Variations in Psychological Attributes – Part 3

Assignment 1

Chapter 2

Module 4

Self & Personality-Self & Personality, Type and Trait Approach to Personality

Module 5

Psychodynamic, Behavioural & Humanistic Approaches to Personality

Module 6

Assessment of Personality

Assignment 2

Chapter 3

Module 7

Meeting Life Challenges

Module 8

Effects of Stress and Coping with stress

Module 9

Life Skills and Stress Management Techniques

Assignment 3

Chapter 4

Module 10

Psychological Disorders – Part 1

Module 11

Psychological Disorders – Part 2

Module 12

Psychological Disorders – Part 3

Module 13

Psychological Disorders – Part 4

Assignment 4

Chapter 5

Module 14

Nature and process of Psychotherapy – Part 1

Module 15

Types of Psychotherapy – Part 2

Module 16

Cognitive Therapy – Part 3

Module 17

Nature and Process of Psychotherapy – Part 4

Assignment 5

Final Assessment

Taught by

Dr. Prabhat K. Mishra


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