NIOS Secondary Course Syllabus for Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour.

The study of psychology is essential as it deals with important aspects of human behaviour, mental processes, personal growth and development, and social development.

A course in psychology at the Secondary level helps students analyse the nature of psychology, the range of behaviours and mental processes. The entire course has been divided into seven units and twenty-seven chapters, with self-assessment provided at the end of each chapter. The total duration of the lesson plan is for 240 hours, which has been distributed according to the topics and subtopics.

NIOS Secondary Course Syllabus for Psychology

Students should analyse the syllabus properly before they start with their preparations.

Check the links below for more information about each chapter in the NIOS secondary course syllabus for group B – Psychology.

To view the chapter details, click on the relevant link:

Unit 1: Foundations of Psychology

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Psychology

Chapter 2: Methods of Psychology

Chapter 3: Individual Differences

Unit 2: Basic Psychological Processes

Chapter 4: Learning

Chapter 5: Sensory Processes: Attention and Perception

Chapter 6: Memory

Chapter 7: Thinking and Problem Solving

Chapter 8: Motivation and Emotion

Unit 3: Human Development

Chapter 9: Nature Determinants of Development

Chapter 10: Childhood

Chapter 11: Adolescence and Its Challenges

Chapter 12: Adulthood and Aging

Unit 4: Social Psychological Processes

Chapter 13: Groups and Leadership

Chapter 14: Communication

Chapter 15: Attitudes, Beliefs and Social Cognition

Chapter 16: Social and Educational Problems

Unit 5: Health and Well Being

Chapter 17: Happiness and Wellbeing

Chapter 18: Mental Disorders and their Treatment

Chapter 19: Mental Health and Hygiene

Unit 6: Work-Life and Environmental Concerns

Chapter 20: Aptitude, Interest and Job Requirements

Chapter 21: Preparation for the Vocational Role

Chapter 22: The World of Organization

Chapter 23: Environmental Stress

Unit 7: Yoga: A Way of life

Chapter 24: Healthy Mind in Healthy Body

Chapter 25: Self-development and Yoga

Chapter 26: Nurturing the Whole Being: An Indian Perspective

Chapter 27: Controlling and Disciplining the Mind

We, at BYJU’S, provide the detailed curriculum for the NIOS secondary course and the mark-wise weightage for every chapter to have a good idea of the exam pattern.


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