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  • CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Psychology

    • Concept and Meaning of Psychology

    • Characteristics and Nature of Psychology

    • Process of Psychological Inferences

    • Psychology & Relation to Other Sciences

    • Scope and Branches of Psychology

    • Major Psychological Terms

    • Schools of Psychology

    • Perspectives in Psychology

    • Pseudo-Psychology

    • Humanistic Psychology

    • Rationalism

    • Neobehaviorism

    • Vienna Circle

    • History of Psychology

    • Timeline of Psychology

  • CHAPTER 2: Methods of Psychology

  • Sampling Design

  • Methods of Collection of Primary Data

  • Collection of Secondary Data

  • Characteristics of Measuring a Test

  • Introspection

  • Interview

  • Questionnaires

  • Schedules

  • Case Study

  • Observation

  • Rating Scales

  • Projective Techniques

  • Sociometry

  • Situational Test

  • Experimental Methods

  • Psychometric Methods

  • Psychophysical Methods

  • Methodological Problems in Psychology

  • CHAPTER 3: Research Aptitude

  • Scientific Research

  • Types of Research

  • Classifying a Research Type

  • Research Design

  • Scholarly Writing

  • Ethics in Research

  • Hypothesis

  • Variables

  • Sampling

  • Types of Scientific Research

  • Focused Group Discussions

  • Grounded Theory Approach

  • Experimental Design

  • Important Concepts in Research

  • CHAPTER 4: Statistics & Research Methods In Psychology

    • Introduction

    • Types of Data

    • Application of Statistics in Psychology

    • Class Interval

    • Distributions

    • Frequency Distribution & Skewness

    • Measures of Central Tendency

    • Measures of Variation or Dispersion

    • Inferential Statistics

    • Statistical Tests in Psychology

    • Sampling Techniques

    • Measuring Association among Attributes

    • Factor Analysis

    • Item Response Theory

  • CHAPTER 5: Development of Human Behavior

    • Hereditary & Environment (Nature or Nurture Issue)

    • Learning and Maturation

    • Culture and Personality

    • Measurement of Human Behavior

    • Socialization

    • National Character

  • CHAPTER 6: Biological Basis of Psychology

    • Neurons

    • Neurotransmitters

    • Transmission of a Nerve Impulse

    • Sense Organs

    • Brain and Nervous System

  • CHAPTER 7: Sensation, Attention & Perception

    • Introduction to Sensation and Perception

    • Sensation

    • Perception

    • Depth Perception

    • Classification of Perception

    • Theories of Pain Perception

    • Selective Perception

    • Theories of Perception

    • Person Perception

    • Attribution Theory

    • Perception and Personality

    • Signal Detection Theory

    • Attention

    • Distraction

    • Culture and Perception

    • Subliminal Perception

    • Plasticity of Perception

    • Intersensory Perception

    • Extra-Sensory Perception

    • Simulation Studies

  • CHAPTER 8: Learning

    • Important Definitions

    • What is Not Learning?

    • Characteristics of Learning

    • Factors in Human Learning

    • Factors affecting Learning

    • Organic Model of Man

    • Humanistic Model of Man

    • Mechanical Model of Man

    • Important Research

    • Thorndike’s Theory

    • Classical Conditioning

    • Operant Conditioning

    • Reinforcement

    • Punishment

    • Extinction

    • Generalization

    • Behavior Modification

    • Social Learning Theory

    • Observational Learning

    • Contingency Theory

    • Tolman’s Purposive Behavior

    • Cognitive Learning (S Learning)

    • Latent Learning

    • Insight

    • Programmed Learning

    • Discrimination Learning Theory

  • CHAPTER 9: Memory & Forgetting

    • Definition & Basics of Memory

    • Models of Memory

    • Memory Process

    • Measurement of Memory

    • Factors affecting Memorization

    • Amnesia

    • Papez’s Circuit

    • Metacognition

    • Metamemory

    • Forgetting

    • Theories of Forgetting

    • Anterograde vs. Retrograde Amnesia

    • Retrograde Amnesia

  • CHAPTER 10: Thinking, Reasoning & Problem Solving

    • Thinking

    • Reasoning

    • Types of Reasoning

    • Problem Solving

    • Nature of Problem Solving Behavior

    • Stages of Problem Solving

    • Rules in Problem Solving

    • Steps in Problem Solving

    • Factors Influencing Problem Solving

    • Brainstorming

    • Concept Formation

  • CHAPTER 11: Emotion

    • Concept and Definition of Emotion

    • Characteristics of Emotions

    • Factors Affecting Emotions

    • Plutchik’s Emotional Wheel

    • Measurement of Emotions

    • Physiological Basis of Emotions

    • Effects of Emotions

    • Main Areas Involved with Emotions

    • Theories of Emotion

  • CHAPTER 12: Motivation

    • Concept and Definition of Motivation

    • Motivational Cycle

    • Characteristics of Motivation

    • Motivational Process

    • Sources of Motivation

    • Demotivating Factors

    • Causes of Motivation

    • Motives

    • Important Terminology

    • Classification of Needs

    • Measurement of Motivation

  • CHAPTER 13: Theories of Motivation & Work Motivation

    • Instinct Theory

    • Drive Reduction Theory

    • Arousal Theory

    • Psychoanalytic Theory

    • Alder’s Social Urge Theory

    • Need Hierarchy Theory

    • Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory

    • Escape Theory

    • Expectancy Theory

    • Skinner’s Behavior Modification Theory

    • Acquired Needs Theory

    • Attribution Theory

    • Cognitive Dissonance Theory

    • ERG Theory

    • Consistency Theory

    • Self Determination Theory (SDT)

    • Opponent Process Theory

    • Attitude Behavior Consistency

    • Reward Theory (Incentive Theory)

    • Carrot and Stick Theory

    • Fear of Punishment Theory

    • Pareek’s Integrated Theory

    • Likert’s Approach to Motivation

    • Theory X and Theory Y

    • Lewin’s Field Theory

    • Porter and Lawler Model

    • Adam’s Equity Theory

  • CHAPTER 14: Intelligence, Aptitude & Creativity

    • Intelligence

    • Theories of Intelligence

    • Mental Retardation

    • IQ

    • Social Intelligence

    • Emotional Intelligence

    • Measurement of Intelligence

    • Common Intelligence Tests

    • Aptitude

    • Aptitude Tests

    • Creativity

    • Creative Process

    • Creativity Tests

  • CHAPTER 15: Personality

    • Definitions and Concepts

    • Characteristics of Personality

    • Traits of Personality

    • Determinants of Personality

    • Theories of Personality

    • Type Approach

    • Trait Approach

    • Type cum Trait Approach

    • Psychoanalytic Approach

    • Humanistic Approach

    • Learning Approach

    • Big Five Theory of Personality

    • Measurement of Personality

  • CHAPTER 16: Attitude, Values & Interests

    • Concept and Definition of Attitude

    • Characteristics of Attitude

    • Development of Attitudes

    • Formation of Attitude

    • Approaches to Study Attitude

    • Benefits of Positive Attitude

    • Consequences of Negative Attitude

    • Determinants of Attitude

    • Factors affecting Attitude Development

    • Difference between Attitude and Opinion

    • Attitude Change

    • Theories of Attitude Change

    • Measurement of Attitude

    • Values

    • Tests of Values

    • Interests

    • Interest Tests

    • Measurement of Interests

  • CHAPTER 17: Language

    • Concept and Definition of Language

    • Linguistic Relativity

    • Rules of Grammar and Syntax

    • Units of Language

    • Structure of Language

    • Semantics

    • Stages of Language Development

    • Theories of Language Development

    • Linguistics

    • Linguistic Hierarchy

    • Critical Period Hypothesis

    • Language Acquisition

  • CHAPTER 18: Communication

    • Concept and Definition of Communication

    • Communication Terminology

    • Importance of Communication

    • Characteristics of Good Communication

    • Components of Communication

    • Objectives of Communication

    • Communication Situations

    • Barriers to Communication

    • Steps to Remove Communication Barriers

    • Process of Two Way Communication

    • Factors affecting Communication

    • Effective Communication

    • Active Listening

    • Group Communication

    • Methods of Communication

    • Mediums of Communication

    • Complexities of Communication System

    • Types of Communication

    • Grapevine Communication

    • Information Overload

  • CHAPTER 19: Psychological Tests & Applied Psychology

    • Psychological Tests

    • Individual Differences

    • Concept of Applied Psychology

  • CHAPTER 20: Role of Psychology in Information Technology & Mass Media

    • Introduction

    • Information Overload

    • Management of Information Systems (MIS)

    • Technology and its Impact on Human Behavior

  • CHAPTER 21: Role of Computers in Psychology

    • Computer Applications

    • Artificial Intelligence

    • Cybernetics

    • Psycho cybernetic Imagery

  • CHAPTER 22: Mental Disorders-

    • Mental Health

    • Happiness Disposition

    • Anxiety

    • Phobia

    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    • Neurasthenia

    • Depressive Neurosis

    • Psychosis

    • Difference between Neurosis and Psychosis

    • Hallucination

    • Delusion

    • Hysteria

    • Schizophrenia

    • Paranoia

    • Mood Disorder

    • Manic Depressive Disorder

    • Personality Disorder

    • Substance Use Disorder

  • CHAPTER 23: Therapeutic Approaches & Drugs

    • Group Therapy

    • Reiki

    • Meditation or Dhayan

    • Yoga

    • Psychotherapy

    • Behavioral Therapy

    • Humanistic Therapy

    • Cognitive Therapy

    • Existential Therapy

    • Hypnosis

    • Biofeedback Therapy

    • Activity Therapy

    • Rehabilitation

    • Drugs

    • Drug Addiction

    • Some Common Drugs

  • CHAPTER 24: Sleep & Dreams

    • Concept of Sleep

    • Sleep Measurement

    • Timing of Sleep

    • Types or Stages of Sleep

    • Pattern of Sleep (Hypnogram)

    • Daydreams

    • Sleep Theories

    • Functions of Sleep

    • Sleep Disorders

    • Dreams

    • Dream Content

    • Dream Theories

  • CHAPTER 25: Environmental, Population & Political Psychology

    • Environmental Psychology

    • Population Psychology

    • Crowding

    • Political Psychology

  • CHAPTER 26: Work Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Psychology of economic Development

    • Management

    • Human Resource Management

    • Selection

    • Training

    • Recruitment

    • Development

    • Marketing

    • Participative Management

    • Advertisement

    • Ergonomics

    • Stress

    • Sensitivity Training

    • Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship

    • Achievement Motivation

    • Consumer Protection and Consumer Courts

  • CHAPTER 27: Educational Psychology

    • Career Counseling

    • Educational Guidance

    • Vocational Guidance

    • Psychological Tests in Educational Institutions

    • Exceptional Children

    • Physical Handicapped

    • Gifted Children

    • Creative Children

    • Mentally Retarded Child

    • Educationally Backward Child

    • Learning Disabled Child

    • Adolescent in Learning Situation

  • CHAPTER 28: Community Psychology & Psychology of Social Integration

    • Social Change

    • Small Groups

    • Leadership

    • Prejudice

    • Stereotypes

    • Social Integration

  • CHAPTER 29: Psychology of Disadvantaged Groups & Rehabilitation Psychology

    • Disadvantages Group

    • Deprivation

    • Educating the Disadvantaged Groups

    • Rehabilitation

    • Social Deviance

    • Crime

    • Psychology of Law

    • Juvenile Delinquency

    • Prostitution

    • Beggary

    • Problem of Aged

    • Drugs and Drug Addiction

    • Disease Prevention

  • CHAPTER 30: Military Psychology

    • Introduction to Military Psychology

    • Perceiving and Performance

    • Selection and Recruitment

    • Issues Faced by Military Personnel

    • Human Problems in Aviation and Space

    • Human Engineering in Defense

  • CHAPTER 31: Sports Psychology

    • Introduction

    • Sporting Excellence

    • Goal Setting

    • Training of Sports Personnel

  • CHAPTER 32: Psychology of Terrorism

    • Important Definitions

    • Stages of World Terrorism

    • Terrorist Motivating Factors

    • Kinds of Terrorist Aggression

    • Reasons for Spreading Terror

    • Approaches to Understand Psychic of Terrorists

    • Important Research on Psychology of Terrorism

  • CHAPTER 33: Psychology of Gender

    • Introduction to Gender Psychology

    • History: Psychology of Gender

    • Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination and Gender Discrimination

    • The Emergence of Gender Psychology

    • Theory of Development of Gender Psychology

    • Developmental Issues: Gender Psychology

    • Gender Therapy

    • Self Fulfilling Prophecy

    • Glass Ceiling Effect

    • Women and Indian Society

    • Government Policies for Promotion of Women Entrepreneurship

    • Appendix: Glossary

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