Psychology

Humanities – Psychology (ISC) – S and SC

Academic Department Details

Department: Department of Humanities

Subject: Psychology

Curriculum: ISC

Course Content

S Form

Paper – I (Theory)

Section A

  • The Subject Psychology
  • Methods of Psychology
  • Attention and Perception

Section B

  • Emotions and Motivation
  • Learning
  • Remembering and Forgetting
  • Thinking, Problem-solving and Creativity

Paper – II (Practical Work)

SC Form

Paper I (Theory)

Section A

  • Intelligence and Ability
  • Personality

Section B

  • Lifespan Development
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Psychological Disorders and Psychotherapy
  • Social Thought and Social Behaviour
  • Attitudes
  • Applications of Psychology

Paper – II (Practical Work)

Learning Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of human behaviour: the nature of individuals and of members of social groups
  • To develop an understanding of the methods of research and study employed in Psychology
  • To develop an appreciation of the practical value of Psychology and its applications in daily life

Skills Acquired by Students

  • Better understanding of human behaviour
  • Familiarity with methods of research in the subject
  • Awareness of different approaches to Psychology

General Comments

The curriculum is assessed through two components: Theory and Practical. The theory paper consists of two parts; Part I (20 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions relating to the fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus. Part II (50 marks) will consist of two sections – A and B. Candidates will be required to answer two out of three questions from Section A and three out of five questions from Section B. Each question in this part shall carry 10 marks.

The Practical Part carries 30 marks where candidates will be expected to have completed two Studies/experiments from any chapter covered in Theory. Assessment will be based on a written report which should cover the Aim, Basic Concept, Method and Bibliography. This will be followed by a Viva with an external examiner. Each Practical will carry 15 Marks.