Psychology Optional

Foundation Course

Introducing an innovative foundation course which would help the candidate integrate the various aspects of Psychology amd write answers as per the expectations of UPSC. Students

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Unit 1-Introduction

The Introduction to Psychology aims at looking at the very inception of Psychology, first briefly as a part of Philosophy and then later it's divergence

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Unit 2- Methods of Psychology

In this unit, we look at the basic aspects of research which have been developed in order to establish Psychology as the 'Scientific' study of Human

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Unit 3- Research Methods

This unit provides the students with a brief overview of different methods of research as well as the Advantages and Limitations of these methods.

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Unit 4- Development of Human Behaviour

Human Development or 'Developmental Psychology' looks at the various stages of Psychological changes which occur as individuals grow from Infancy to Puberty to Adulthood and

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Unit 5- Sensation, Attention and Perception

This unit forms the basis of the further concepts we will be exploring under Human Cognition. Perception, Attention and Sensation makes it possible for us to

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Unit 6- Learning

Learning is the process of gaining knowledge and expertise. It's fascinating how our mind is capable to learn things which presumably is serving towards a

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Unit 7- Memory

The various proposed models of Memory, have served as an edifice in directing the study of 'Mind' as a scientific enquiry. Since, it examines and

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Unit 8- Thinking and Problem Solving

The topic is deeply linked with the domain of 'Theory of Knowledge' and can present one compulsory question every year in Section B of Paper

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