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UGCNETPsychologyPaperII

1.PerceptualProcesses

ApproachestotheStudyofPerception:Gestaltandphysiologicalapproaches.
PerceptualOrganization:Gestalt,FigureandGround,LawsofOrganization.
PerceptualConstancy:Size,ShapeandBrightness,IllusionPerceptionofDepthandMovements.
Roleofmotivationandlearninginperception.

2.LearningProcess

Classicalconditioning:Procedure,Phenomenaandrelatedissues.
Instrumentallearning:Phenomena,Paradigmsandtheoreticalissues.
Reinforcement:Basicvariablesandschedules.
Verballearning:Methodsandmaterials,organizationalprocesses.

3.Memoryandforgetting

MemoryProcesses:Encoding,Storage,Retrieval.
StagesofMemory:Sensorymemory,ShorttermMemory(STM)andLongtermMemory(LTM).
EpisodicandSemanticmemory.
TheoriesofForgetting:Interference,decay,retrieval.

4.ThinkingandProblemSolving

Theoriesofthoughtprocesses:Associationism,Gestalt,Informationprocessing.

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Conceptformation:Rulesandstrategies.
Reasoning:Deductiveandinductive.
ProblemSolving:Typeandstrategies.
Roleofconceptsinthinking.

5.MotivationandEmotion

BasicMotivationalConcepts:Instincts,needs,drives,incentives,motivationalcycle.
ApproachestotheStudyofMotivation:Psychoanalytical,ethological,SRCognitive,humanistic.
BiologicalMotives:Hunger,thirst,sleepandsex.
SocialMotives:Achievement,affiliation,approval
Exploratorybehaviourandcuriosity
Physiologicalcorrelatesofemotions.
Theoriesofemotions:JamesLange,CanonBard,SchachterandSinger.
Conflicts:Sourcesandtypes.

6.HumanAbilities

Intelligence:Biological,Social,Ecoculturaldeterminants.
Theoriesofintelligence:Spearman,Thurston,Guilford.
Individualandgroupdifferences:Extentandcauses.
Measurementofhumanabilities.

7.Personality

Determinantsofpersonality:Biologicalandsociocultural.
Approachestothestudyofpersonality:Psychoanalytic,neofreudian,sociallearning,traitandtype,cognitive.
PersonalityAssessment:Psychometricandprojectivetests.
SelfConcept:Originanddevelopment.

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8.ResearchMethodology

Researchproblems,hypothesis,variablesandtheiroperationalization
Typesofpsychologicalresearch.
MethodsofPsychologicalResearch:Experimental,Quasiexperimental,casestudies,fieldstudiesandcrossculturalstudies.
Methodsofdatacollection:Observation,interview,questionnaire,testsandscales.Nonparametrictests

9.MeasurementandTesting

UGCNETTestConstruction:Itemwriting,itemanalysis.
UGCNETTestStandardization:Reliability,validityandnorms.
TypesofTests:Intelligence,aptitude,personalitycharacteristicsandimportantexamples.
Attitudescalesandinterestinventories.
Educationalmeasurementandevaluation.

10.BiologicalBasisofBehaviour

Receptors,effectorsandadjustermechanisms.
Neuralimpulse:Origin,conductionandmeasurement.
Sensorysystem:VisionandAudition.
Humannervoussystem:Structureandfunctions.

UGCNETPsychologyPaperIII(A)[CoreGroup]

UnitI

Signaldetectiontheory,subliminalperceptionandrelatedfactors,informationprocessingapproachtoperception,cultureandperception,perceptualstyles.
Ecologicalperspectiveonperception.

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UnitII

Learningtheories:Hull,Tolman,Skinner.
Cognitiveapproachesinlearning:Latentlearning,observationallearning.
Experimentalanalysisofbehaviour:Behaviourmodification,shapingDiscriminationlearning.
Neurophysiologyoflearning.

UnitIII

Modelsofmemory:AtkinsonandShiffrin,CraikandLockhart,Tulving.
Semanticmemory:Episodic,tracemodelandnetworkmodel.
Longtermmemory:Retrievalcues,flashbulbmemory,constructiveprocessesinmemory,eyewitnesstestimony,autobiographicalmemory.
Biologicalbasisofmemory:Thesearchfortheengram,PETscan,andbiochemicalfactorsinmemory.
Improvingmemory:Strategies.

UnitIV

CognitiveStrategies:Algorhythmsandheuristics.
Convergentanddivergentthinking.
Decisionmakingimpedimentstoproblemsolving.
Creativethinkingandproblemsolving.
Languageandthought.

UnitV

HistoricalantecedentsofmotivationfromMechanismtoCognition.
Cognitivebasesofmotivation:Intrinsicmotivation,Attribution,Competence.
Measurementofmotives:Issuesandtechniques.
Crossculturalperspectivesofmotivation:Achievement,Aggression.

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ComponentsofEmotion:Physiological,expressiveandcognitive.
Neuralmechanismofemotion:Centralandperipheral.
MeasurentofEmotions:Physiological,expressiveandcognitivemeasures.
Currenttheoriesofemotionsandfacialfeedbackhypothesis.
Stressandcoping:Reactionstostress,outcomesofstress.

UnitVI

Theoriesofintelligence:Cattell,Jensen,SternbergGoleman.
Creativity:ViewsofTorrance,Getzels,Guilford.
Intelligenceandcreativity:Relationship.
Abilitiesandachievement:Conceptandroleofemotionalintelligence.

UnitVII

Clinicalandgrowthapproachestopersonality.
Existentialandhumanistictheoriesofpersonality:Frankl,RolloMay,Maslow,Rogers.
Personalityassessment:Projective,psychometricandbehaviouralmeasures.
Psychologyofself:WesternandEasternperspectives,measurementofself.

UnitVIII

Researchdesigns:Correlational,factorial,randomizedblock,matchedgroup,quasiexperimental,timeseriesdesign.
ANOVA:Randomizedandrepeated.
Correlationalanalysis:Partial,multipleandregressionanalysis.
Factoranalysis:Assumptions,methods,rotationandinterpretation.

UnitIX

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Psychologicalscaling:Purposeandmethods.
Sourcesofbiasinpsychologicaltesting.
Ethicalissuesinpsychologicaltesting.
ApplicationoffactoranalysisinstandardizationoftestswithImportantillustrations.

UnitX

MethodsofPhysiologicalpsychology:LesionandBrainStimulation.
Sleepandwaking:Stagesofsleep,DisordersofsleepandPhysiologicalmechanismsofsleepandwaking.
IngestiveBehaviour:Drinkinganditsneuralmechanismhungeranditsneuralmechanism.
EndocrineSystem:Chemicalandglandular.

UGCNETPsychologyPaperIII(B)[Elective/Optional]

ElectiveI

CurrenttrendsinSocialPsychology.
Socialcognition.
Socialinfluence.
Prosocialbehaviour.
Appliedsocialpsychology:Health,EnvironmentandLaw.

ElectiveII

Developmentprocesses:Nature,Principlesandrelated.
conceptsmaturity,experiencefactorsindevelopment:Biogenic,PsychogenicandSociogenic.
StagesofDevelopment:TheoriesofDevelopment:Psychoanalytic,Behaviouristicandcognitive.
Variousaspectsofdevelopment:Sensorymotor,cognitive,language,emotional,socialandmoral.

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ElectiveIII

Humandevelopmentandindividualdifferences.
Motivationandlearning.
Factorsineducationalachievement.
Socialpsychologyofeducation.
Teachereffectiveness.
Guidanceinschools:Needs,organizationalsetupandtechniques.
Counselling:Processandareas.

ElectiveIV

Developmentofindustrialandorganizationalpsychology.
Selectionprocessesinorganization.
Organizationaltraining.
Performanceappraisal.
Motivationandwork.
Leadership.
Workenvironment.
Organizationalbehaviour:Theories,socialization,effectiveness.

ElectiveV

Psychopathology:Concepts,classificationandcauses:clinicaldiagnostics.
Commonclinicaldisorders.
MentalRetardation.
MentalHealth:Interventionmodelsandpsychotherapies.

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