Latest Syllabus for UGC NET Psychology paper

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The Union Grant Commissions (UGC) is an organisation in India was established in 1956 by the Union Government to maintain the standard of university education in India. It provides recognition and funds to the colleges and universities in India.  In this section, we have provided the latest syllabus of UGC NET psychology paper with pdf to download. If it contains any error please do let us know through the comments. Please give your valuable feedback through the comment section. Any type of suggestion will be highly appreciated.

UGC NET Psychology paper contains two question papers.

Syllabus UGC NET Psychology syllabus

Syllabus UGC NET Psychology

  1. Paper II has 50 objective type questions containg 100 marks.
  2. Paper III contains 2 parts A & B
  • Part A – It will have 10 short essay type questions carrying 16 marks each.
  • Part B – It is compulsory and the candidate need to choose at least  1 elective which carries 40 marks
  • UGC NET Paper is of total 200 marks.

PSYCHOLOGY PAPER II SYALLABUS 

UNIT (1 )  PERCEPTUAL PROCESS 

  1. Role of motivation and learning in perceptual process
  2. Perceptual constancy-Size , shape,illusion,brightness
  3. Perceptual organization-figure & ground
  4. Approaches to study of perception-psychological approaches.

UNIT (2)  LEARNING PROCESS

  1. Verbal learning – methods & materials
  2. Reinforcement- basic variables 
  3. Instrumental learning -Phenomena
  4. Classical conditioning- Procedure & Related issues.

UNIT (3) MEMORY & FORGETTING

  1. Memory process – encoding,storage
  2. Stages of memory-long term memory ,short term memory,sensory 
  3. Semantic memory
  4. Theories of forgetting-decay , retrival

UNIT (4) THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING

  1. Role of concepts of thinking
  2. Problem solving
  3. Problem types
  4. Reasoning
  5. Concept formation-rules & strategies

UNIT (5) MOTIVATION & EMOTION

  1. Social motives
  2. Curiosity ,Behaviour
  3. Approches to the study of Motivation
  4. Biological Motives
  5. Conflicts
  6. Theories of emotions

UNIT (6) HUMAN ABILITIES

  1. Theories of intelligence
  2. Individual & group difference
  3. Measurment of Human abilites
  4. Intelligence-Biological & social determinants

UNIT(7) PERSONALITY

  1. Self – Concept,origin,development
  2. Personality Assessment
  3. Approches to development
  4. Approches to the study of Personality

UNIT (8) RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  1. Research problems ,hypothesis
  2. Types psychological research
  3. Methods of psychological research and their evaluation techniques                   

UNIT (9) MEASURMENT & TESTING

  1. UGC NET Test construction- item analysis, item writing
  2. UGC NET Test standardization- valiability & norms
  3. Types of tests-intelligence, aptitude
  4. Attitude scales
  5. Educational evaluation
  6. Educational motivation       

UNIT (10) BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOUR

  1. Human nervous system -Structure & function
  2. Sensory system-vision &audition
  3. Neural impluse -origin ,conduction, measurement
  4. Receptors, effectors             

PSYCHOLOGY PAPER III (A)

UNIT (1) 

Signal detection theory , information processing,culture & perception,ecological perspective

UNIT (2)

  1. Learning theories -hull tolman
  2. Cognitive approches – Latent learning
  3. Neurophysiology of learning
  4. Experimental analysis of behaviour – behaviour shapping ,behaviour modification
  5. Discrimination Learning

UNIT (3)

  1. Models of memory -craik & lockhart, tulving
  2. Improving memory-stratigies
  3. Semantic memory -episodic ,network model ,trace model
  4. Long term memory-flashbulb memory,constructive memory
  5. Biological basis of memeory-autobiographical memory         

UNIT (4)

  1. Decision making
  2. Impediments to problem 
  3. Cognitive stratigies -heuristic
  4. Convergent thinking
  5. Divergent thinking
  6. Language 
  7. Thought

UNIT (5)

  1. Stress & coping -outcome of stress
  2. Current theories of emotions
  3. Neural mechanism of emotions-central & peripheral
  4. Measurment of emotions-Psychologial & expressive
  5. Cross-achievement ,aggression
  6. Components of emotions-Attribution,competence
  7. Cognitive base of emotions
  8. Measurments of motives-issues & techniques
  9. Facial feedback hypothesis

UNIT (6)

  1. Theories of intelligence-catell &jensen
  2. Creativity-views of torrance
  3. Abilities & achievements-concept & role of emotional intelligence         

UNIT (7)

  1. Psychology of self -Eastern & western perspective
  2. Personality assessment -projective psychometric.
  3. Clinical & growth approches to personality
  4. Humanistic theories of personality

UNIT (8)

  1. ANOVA -repeated
  2. Research designs- Factorial , matched group
  3. Corelational analysis-multiple,partial
  4. Factor analysis -methods,rotation

UNIT (9)

  1. Sources of bias in physiological testing- purpose & methods
  2. Purspose & methods
  3. Ethical issues in psychological testing
  4. Application of factor analysis

UNIT (10)

  1. Sleep & waking 
  2. Ingestive Behaviour
  3. Endocrine System
  4. Lesion & Brain Stimulation

PSYCHOLOGIACL PAPER III (B) OPTIONAL SYLLABUS

ELECTIVE (I)

  • Social influence
  • Current trend in psychology
  • Prosocial behaviour
  • Applied social Psychology

ELECTIVE (II)

  • Development process -nature ,principles
  • Concepts-maturity ,experience factors
  • Various aspects of development-sensory motor, emotional ,social

ELECTIVE (III)

  • Human development
  • Motivation & learning
  • Factors & educational
  • Teacher of effectivness
  • Counselling
  • Guidance of schools

ELECTIVE (IV)

  • Organizational training
  • Leadership & work
  • Motivation
  • Work environment
  • Organizational behviour
  • Selection process in organization
  • Performance appraisal

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