Psychology XII Part-I

By Dr. Anita Sheerha and Dr. Sushmita Chakraborty   |   DEPFE, NCERT, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 470
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 : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 24 weeks
Category :
  • School
Level : School
Start Date : 22 Apr 2024
End Date : 30 Sep 2024
Enrollment Ends : 01 Sep 2024
Exam Registration Ends : 27 Sep 2024
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2024 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. Anita Sheerha

Dr. Anita Sheerha, holding a Ph.D. in Psychology from Rajasthan University, is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations of Education at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. With a comprehensive academic journey that includes a Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT, New Delhi, and both M.A. and B.A. (Hons) degrees in Applied Psychology from Delhi University, Dr. Sheerha possesses a profound understanding of psychological principles and methodologies. Her scholarly contributions are extensive, as evidenced by her significant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, including prestigious outlets such as the Indian Journal of Positive Psychology and the Journal of Well-being. These publications reflect her versatility and expertise across diverse areas within psychology, offering valuable insights into various topics. With over nine years of experience as a Counselling Psychologist in diverse educational settings, her role extends beyond academia. She plays a crucial role in coordinating the one-year Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling at NCERT for the current academic year,highlighting her leadership abilities and dedication to the professional development of future guidance and counselling practitioners. Additionally, within the guidance and counselling program, Dr. Sheerha imparts her expertise by teaching courses on The Counselling Process and Strategies, as well as Career Information in Guidance and Counselling. 

Dr. Sushmita Chakraborty

NIE, New Delhi

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.
Dr. Chakraborty has a doctorate in Social Psychology of Education from ZakirHussain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, New Delhi. Her doctoral work was on ‘Identity Styles of Adolescents in School and their Cognitive and Affective Functioning’. She had done her M. Phil from the same institution and had worked on ‘Identity Styles, Cognitive Planning and Academic performance of Female Adolescents. Prior to this she had completed her Masters in Psychology securing 2nd position from the Centre for Advanced study, Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Her MA thesis was on ‘The subjective components of psychological well – being in Indian adolescents: An idiographic investigation using the Lens Model’.
In a decade of her service in NCERT she has been involved in doing several researches as a principal investigator in developing understanding of various psychological perspectives in teaching-learning (ex. student’s engagement, psychological perspective in learning of mathematics in elementary stage, adolescent’s perception of their needs and concerns etc.). Research projects were funded by NCERT and ERIC. She was a core team member for developing of the training package for National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA), an initiative by MHRD, GOI for integrated teacher training programme for elementary teachers and school leaders. She was closely involved in developing the module on ‘Personal – Social Qualities for creating a safe and healthy Environment in Schools’. Dr. Chakraborty was also involved as core team member in the development of a standardized aptitude test (TAMANNA) for senior school students.
Beside she has also coordinated the one-year Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling for several year and has been teaching human development and adjustment and assessment and appraisal in Guidance and Counselling. She has also developed reading materials for teacher counsellors on different affective and behavioural concerns of adolescents (such as emotional competence etc.) and other documents on Guidance and counselling along with faculty members in the Department.
She has been actively conducting several training sessions and capacity building programmes for guidance and counselling personnel in many states, teachers and teacher educators across the country on guidance and counselling concerns (some of the states being – Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir). She has also been engaged with taking live interactive sessions on SwayamPrabha Channel for helping students to deal with mental health and well-being as well as examination related stress and anxiety.
Her area of interest lies in social and cognitive development of children and adolescents, interconnectedness of social issues in learning. She looks forward to contribute towards teacher preparedness in engaging students with schooling and learning and incorporate the philosophy of ‘Integral Psychology’ in school education. As an academician she has participated in many national and international seminars, workshops and has publications to her credit.

Course certificate

The final assessment will be conducted in the last week of the course i.e. from 29th September 2024 to 30th September 2024.. The participants will get completion certificate if they score 60% and above in the final assessment.

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