Psychology XII Part-I

By Dr. Shraddha Dhiwal   |   DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 551
Psychology is one of the youngest sciences but one of the fastest growing. There are many who believe that the 21st century is going to be the century of biological sciences along with psychological sciences. Development in the fields of neurosciences, as well as physical sciences have opened new doors to solve the mysteries of mind and behaviour. There is no human endeavor which is going to remain unaffected by this new knowledge which is getting created. One only hopes that it will enable people to live their lives more meaningful and to organise human system better. Contents of the course will cover like variations in psychological attributes, personality, attitude psychological disorders, group processes etc., efforts have been made to provide linkages across and within the chapters to maintain continuity and holistic perspective. The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of psychology. Besides providing basic disciplinary knowledge, it focuses on enhancing your curiosity and understanding of people’s behaviour and that of your own. The interactive nature of the course will help you understand psychology as a discipline as well as the practical applications of psychology in day-to-day life. The course will help you to explore yourself and the world of which you are the part.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 24 weeks
Category :
  • School
Level : School
Start Date : 20 Dec 2021
End Date : 31 May 2022
Enrollment Ends : 25 Apr 2022
Exam Date : 24 May 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Chapter No.

Module No.

Module Name

Chapter 1

Module 1

Variations in Psychological Attributes – Part 1

Module 2

Variations in Psychological Attributes – Part 2

Module 3

Variations in Psychological Attributes – Part 3

Assignment 1

Chapter 2

Module 4

Self & Personality-Self & Personality, Type and Trait Approach to Personality

Module 5

Psychodynamic, Behavioural & Humanistic Approaches to Personality

Module 6

Assessment of Personality

Assignment 2

Chapter 3

Module 7

Meeting Life Challenges

Module 8

Effects of Stress and Coping with stress

Module 9

Life Skills and Stress Management Techniques

Assignment 3

Chapter 4

Module 10

Psychological Disorders – Part 1

Module 11

Psychological Disorders – Part 2

Module 12

Psychological Disorders – Part 3

Module 13

Psychological Disorders – Part 4

Assignment 4

Chapter 5

Module 14

Nature and process of Psychotherapy – Part 1

Module 15

Types of Psychotherapy – Part 2

Module 16

Cognitive Therapy – Part 3

Module 17

Nature and Process of Psychotherapy – Part 4

Assignment 5

Final Assessment

Books and references

NCERT "Psychology" for Class - XII

Instructor bio

Dr. Shraddha Dhiwal

Dr. Shraddha Dilip Dhiwal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education, NCERT since 2006.She is Ph.D. in Education. She has been involved in conducting Research, Development and Training of Teachers and Teacher Educators in the area of Guidance and Counselling, Peace Education and Value Education. She has been conducting training and capacity building programmes for teachers at NIE as well as at regional level across the country. She has been a National Resource Person for the Training Programme for teachers NISHTA. She has also given programmes on Swayam Prabha for facilitating mental welling of School children “Sahyog”, “Guidance for Students: Exam Helpline” ,sessions on Alternative Academic calendar for Schools and School Health Programme as well as Online Teacher Training on NISHTA.

Course certificate

The final assessment will be conducted in the last week of the course i.e. from 24 May to 30 May 2022. The participants will get completion certificate if they score 70% and above in the final assessment.


Dr. Sushmita Chakraborty

Dr. Sushmita Chakraborty (Assistant Professor in Psychology) joined NCERT on 12th January, 2009. Prior to joining NCERT she had teaching experience as Guest lecturer in Department of Psychology, Calcutta University and undertook courses in Social Psychology for undergraduate students. She also taught in the Department of Psychology, Bethune College (a premiere college under Calcutta University) on Psychophysics, Physiology, Statistics and Social Psychology. Besides teaching experience Dr. Chakraborty has also had experience of working with reputed NGOs working for education and protection of deprived urban children living in slums, railway platforms and squatter colonies.

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