UGC Net JRF Exam Psychology Syllabus Coaching 2018

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On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on 08th July 2018 for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian Universities and Colleges. CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected NET Examination Cities spread across the country.  

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

The role of CBSE is only upto the conduct of NET Examination and declaration of result. The e-certificates to qualified candidate are issued by UGC- NET Bureau. So the candidates declared qualified in NET are informed to contact Head, UGC NET Bureau, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg , New Delhi, Pin Code-110021, Phone No. (011-24116316, 24115416, 24115419) . 

It is notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC-NET for Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor on 08th July, 2018 (Sunday). The candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed notification available on the website .The candidates are required to apply online from 06th March, 2018. The last date for applying online is 12th April, 2018 and fee can be paid up to 13th April, 2018.  The CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar authentication for the applicants at the time of submission of application form for UGC – NET (July) – 2018. The candidates may see the detail notification (Requirement of Aadhaar for NET July 2018) in this regard.

UGC NET Psychology Paper II

  1. Perceptual Processes
  • Approaches to the Study of Perception : Gestalt and physiological approaches.
  • Perceptual Organization : Gestalt, Figure and Ground, Laws of Organization.
  • Perceptual Constancy : Size, Shape and Brightness, Illusion; Perception of Depth and Movements.
  • Role of motivation and learning in perception.
  1. Learning Process
  • Classical conditioning : Procedure, Phenomena and related issues.
  • Instrumental learning : Phenomena, Paradigms and theoretical issues.
  • Reinforcement: Basic variables and schedules.
  • Verbal learning : Methods and materials, organizational processes.
  1. Memory and forgetting
  • Memory Processes : Encoding, Storage, Retrieval.
  • Stages of Memory : Sensory memory, Short – term Memory ( STM ) and Long – term Memory ( LTM ).
  • Episodic and Semantic memory.
  • Theories of Forgetting : Interference, decay, retrieval.
  1. Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Theories of thought processes : Associationism, Gestalt, Information processing.
  • Concept formation : Rules and strategies.
  • Reasoning : Deductive and inductive.
  • Problem – Solving : Type and strategies.
  • Role of concepts in thinking.
  1. Motivation and Emotion
  • Basic Motivational Concepts : Instincts, needs, drives, incentives, motivational cycle.
  • Approaches to the Study of Motivation : Psychoanalytical, ethological, S – R Cognitive, humanistic.
  • Biological Motives : Hunger, thirst, sleep and sex.
  • Social Motives : Achievement, affiliation, approval
  • Exploratory behaviour and curiosity
  • Physiological correlates of emotions.
  • Theories of emotions : James – Lange, Canon – Bard, Schachter and Singer.
  • Conflicts : Sources and types.
  1. Human Abilities
  • Intelligence : Biological, Social, Eco – cultural determinants.
  • Theories of intelligence : Spearman, Thurston, Guilford.
  • Individual and group differences : Extent and causes.
  • Measurement of human abilities.
  1. Personality
  • Determinants of personality : Biological and socio – cultural.
  • Approaches to the study of personality : Psychoanalytic, neo – freudian, social learning, trait and type, cognitive.
  • Personality Assessment : Psychometric and projective tests.
  • Self – Concept : Origin and development.
  1. Research Methodology
  • Research problems, hypothesis, variables and their operationalization
  • Types of psychological research.
  • Methods of Psychological Research : Experimental, Quasi – experimental, case studies, field studies and cross – cultural studies.
  • Methods of data collection : Observation, interview, questionnaire, tests and scales. Non – parametric tests
  1. Measurement and Testing
  • UGC NET Test Construction : Item writing, item analysis.
  • UGC NET Test Standardization : Reliability, validity and norms.
  • Types of Tests : Intelligence, aptitude, personality – characteristics and important examples.
  • Attitude scales and interest inventories.
  • Educational measurement and evaluation.
  1. Biological Basis of Behaviour
  • Receptors, effectors and adjuster mechanisms.
  • Neural impulse : Origin, conduction and measurement.
  • Sensory system : Vision and Audition.
  • Human nervous system : Structure and functions.

UGC NET Psychology Paper III ( A ) [ Core Group ]

Unit – I

  • Signal detection theory, subliminal perception and related factors, information processing approach to perception, culture and perception, perceptual styles. Ecological perspective on perception.

Unit – II

  • Learning theories : Hull, Tolman, Skinner.
  • Cognitive approaches in learning: Latent learning, observational learning.
  • Experimental analysis of behaviour : Behaviour modification, shaping Discrimination learning.
  • Neurophysiology of learning.

Unit – III

  • Models of memory : Atkinson and Shiffrin, Craik and Lockhart, Tulving.
  • Semantic memory : Episodic, trace model and network model.
  • Long – term memory : Retrieval cues, flashbulb memory, constructive processes in memory, eyewitness testimony, autobiographical memory.
  • Biological basis of memory : The search for the engram, PET scan, and biochemical factors in memory.
  • Improving memory : Strategies.

Unit – IV

  • Cognitive Strategies : Algorhythms and heuristics.
  • Convergent and divergent thinking.
  • Decision – making; impediments to problem – solving.
  • Creative thinking and problem – solving.
  • Language and thought.

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Unit – V

  • Historical antecedents of motivation from Mechanism to Cognition.
  • Cognitive bases of motivation : Intrinsic motivation, Attribution, Competence.
  • Measurement of motives : Issues and techniques.
  • Cross – cultural perspectives of motivation : Achievement, Aggression.
  • Components of Emotion : Physiological, expressive and cognitive.
  • Neural mechanism of emotion : Central and peripheral.
  • Measurement of Emotions : Physiological, expressive and cognitive measures.
  • Current theories of emotions and facial feedback hypothesis.
  • Stress and coping : Reactions to stress, outcomes of stress.

Unit – VI

  • Theories of intelligence : Cattell, Jensen, Sternberg Goleman.
  • Creativity : Views of Torrance, Getzels, Guilford.
  • Intelligence and creativity : Relationship.
  • Abilities and achievement : Concept and role of emotional intelligence.

Unit – VII

  • Clinical and growth approaches to personality.
  • Existential and humanistic theories of personality : Frankl, Rollo May, Maslow, Rogers.
  • Personality assessment : Projective, psychometric and behavioural measures.
  • Psychology of self : Western and Eastern perspectives, measurement of self.

Unit – VIII

  • Research designs : Correlational, factorial, randomized block, matched group, quasi – experimental, time series design.
  • ANOVA : Randomized and repeated.
  • Correlational analysis : Partial, multiple and regression analysis.
  • Factor analysis : Assumptions, methods, rotation and interpretation.

Unit – IX

  • Psychological scaling : Purpose and methods.
  • Sources of bias in psychological testing.
  • Ethical issues in psychological testing.
  • Application of factor analysis in standardization of tests – with Important illustrations.

Unit – X

  • Methods of Physiological psychology : Lesion and Brain Stimulation.
  • Sleep and waking : Stages of sleep, Disorders of sleep and Physiological mechanisms of sleep and waking.
  • Ingestive Behaviour : Drinking and its neural mechanism; hunger and its neural mechanism.
  • Endocrine System : Chemical and glandular.

UGC NET Psychology Paper III ( B ) [ Elective / Optional ]

Elective – I

  • Current trends in Social Psychology.
  • Social cognition.
  • Social influence.
  • Prosocial behaviour.
  • Applied social psychology : Health, Environment and Law.

Elective – II

  • Development processes : Nature, Principles and related.
  • Concepts – maturity, experience factors in development : Biogenic, Psychogenic and Sociogenic.
  • Stages of Development : Theories of Development : Psychoanalytic, Behaviouristic and cognitive.
  • Various aspects of development : Sensory – motor, cognitive, language, emotional, social and moral.

Elective – III

  • Human development and individual differences.
  • Motivation and learning.
  • Factors in educational achievement.
  • Social psychology of education.
  • Teacher effectiveness.
  • Guidance in schools : Needs, organizational set up and techniques.
  • Counselling : Process and areas.

Elective – IV

  • Development of industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Selection processes in organization.
  • Organizational training.
  • Performance appraisal.
  • Motivation and work.
  • Leadership.
  • Work environment.
  • Organizational behaviour : Theories, socialization, effectiveness.

Elective – V

  • Psychopathology : Concepts, classification and causes : clinical diagnostics.
  • Common clinical disorders.
  • Mental Retardation.
  • Mental Health : Intervention models and psychotherapies.

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