Psychology Syllabus for Chattisgarh Group-I Services

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The Psychology Syllabus for Chhattisgarh State Civil Services Preliminary Exam-2011 is given below. The examination will be held on 6 May 2012 (Sunday) by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Acquaint yourself with the break-up of Psychology syllabus into various sections.



General and experimental Psychology:

  1. Nature and subject matter of psychology-Psychology as a science: Special problems in the study of behaviour, methodological approaches; laboratory experiments, fieldexperiments and survey.

  2. Receptor, effector and adjustor system, Structure and functions of brains, electiecal activity of brain.

  3. Endocrine system-Its role in physical growth, emotional activity and personalilty make-up:

  4. Heredity and environment-Experimental evidence of learning and maturation, Sensory and environmental deprivation.

  5. Motivation and emotion-Nature of motives, experimental study of drives, measurement of human motivation; achievement, n'-affiliation, n'-approval, n'-power, metamotivation, Emotion-nature and theories of emotion, role of cognitive factors in emotional reactions.

  6. Psychophysics and psycholphysical methods-Methods of Classical psychophysics; method's of average error, minimum change, constant stimuli and paired comparison, application of psycho-physical methods.

  7. Sensory and perceptual processes-Perception of colour, form, movement and depth, central determinants of perception, effects of learning, context, and contrast on perception, illusions, ‘Phi’ phenomenon, figural after effect.

  8. Learning-Classical and instrumental conditioning. Phenomena of extinction, discrimination, and generaliazation. Theories of leaning: Hull, Skinner; Guthrie, Tolman; Verbal learning procedures and organisational processes in verbal learning.

  9. Remembering and Forgetting-theories; shorts term retention, reminiscence, transfer of training.

  10. Thinking and problem solveing-nature of thinking. Methods and tasks used in the study of thinking ‘Set’ as a factor in problem solving.

  11. Intelligence and creativity-theories of intelligence; Spearman, Thurstone. Guilford, Piaget. Measurement of inelligence; Issues in racial and cultural differences in intelligence, concept and measurement of creativity, relationship between creativity and intelligence.


Applications of Psychology

Social Psychology

  1. Social perception: Socio-cultural factors, prejudice and stereotypes, person perception, interpersonal attraction.

  2. Attitude: Nature and development, attitude change-theories of change; measurement of attitudes.

  3. Group Dynamics: Structure and functions of groups, group norms and morale, conformity and congruence, emergence of effective leadership

Educational Psychology and Guidance

  1. Factors in fluencing school achievement, motivation and learning processes in school setting, teacher effectiveness in classroom, assessment of scholastic achievement.

  2. Educational and Vocational Guidence: It's need and scope steps in a guidance programme, psychological testing in guidance, organizing guidance programmes in schools and colleges; problems of exceptional children

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  1. Psychology in industry, personnel selection. Industrial relations, job-attitude and job satisfaction, industrial safety and accident, assessment of performance, factors affecting consumer behaviour.

  2. Psychology in organizational setting. Organizational climate, Organizational leadership, motivation and morale.

Clinical and Counselling Psychology

  1. Nature and development of clinical psychology, diagnostic procedures interviews; diagnostic and therapeutic, client-Clinician relationship.

  2. Psychotherapeutic methods: Psychoanalytic, behaviour therapies, humanistic therapy, group therapies, medical therapies, personal counselling, mental hygiene.

Culture and Personality

  1. Nature and theories of personality-Allport, Maslowl Kurt lewin, Rogers and Eriksen: Assessment of personality problems, issues and techniques-objective and projective.

  2. Social and cultural determinant of personality; effect of cultural differences on personality development, technological advancement and personlality change.