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Download CBSE Class 12 Psychology Syllabus 2022-2023 in PDF. Check the Revised Syllabus on Jagran Josh for the latest course structure and exam syllabus for the 2022-2023 CBSE Class Board Exam 12.

CBSE Class 12 Psychology Program 2022-23 has been published for the current academic year. Jury examinations are expected to start from February 2023. The detailed date sheet is expected to be released in December. Students, this is a good time to start preparing for the board exam using the program.

With the help of CBSE 12 Class Psychology, students will be able to appreciate the human mind and behavior in the context of their society and environment, the nature of psychological knowledge and its application to various aspects of life.

Below is the latest program released by the council and the link to download it directly from Jagran Josh.


CLASS XII (2022-2023)

Theoretical document

Marks every 3 hours: 70


UNIT 1: Variations in psychological attributes

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Introduction
    2. Individual differences in human functioning
    3. Evaluation of psychological attributes
    4. Information
    5. Psychometric theories of intelligence, information processing theory: planning, arousal of attention and simultaneous successive model of intelligence, triarchic theory of intelligence; Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
    6. Individual differences in intelligence
    7. Cultivation and intelligence
    8. Emotional intelligence
    9. Special Abilities: Ability: Nature and Measure
    10. Creativity

UNIT 2: Self and personality

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Introduction
    2. Self and personality
    3. Self-concept
    4. Cognitive and behavioral aspects of the self
    5. Culture and Self
    6. Personality concept
    7. Main approaches to the study of personality
    a. Typical approaches
    b. Trait approaches
    vs. Psychodynamic and post-Freudian approach
    a. Behavioral approach
    b. Cultural approach
    vs. Humanist approach
    8. Personality Assessment
    a. Self-assessment measures
    b. Projective techniques
    vs. Behavioral analysis

UNIT 3: Meeting Life’s Challenges

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Introduction
    2. Nature, types and sources of stress
    3. Effects of stress on psychological functioning and health
    a. Stress and health
    b. General adaptation syndrome
    vs. Stress and the immune system
    D. Way of life
    4. Dealing with stress
    a. Stress management techniques
    5. Promote positive health and well-being
    a. life skills
    b. positive health

UNIT 4: Psychological disorders

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Introduction
    2. Concepts of abnormality and psychological disorders
    A. Historical background
    3. Classification of psychological disorders
    4. Factors Underlying Abnormal Behavior
    5. Major psychological disorders
    Anxiety disorders
    A. Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
    B. Disorders related to trauma and stressors
    C. Somatic symptom and related disorders
    D. Dissociative disorders
    E. Depressive Disorder
    F. Bipolar and related disorders
    G. Spectrum of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
    H. Neurodevelopmental disorders
    I. Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders
    J. Eating and Eating Disorders
    K. Substance-related and addictive disorders

UNIT 5: Therapeutic approaches

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Nature and Process of Psychotherapy
    a. Therapeutic relationship
    2. Types of therapies
    a. Behavioral therapy
    b. Cognitive therapy
    vs. Humanistic-existential therapy
    D. Alternative therapies
    e. Factors Contributing to Healing in Psychotherapy
    F. Ethics in psychotherapy
    3. Rehabilitation of the mentally ill

UNIT 6: Attitude and social cognition

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Introduction
    2. Explain social behavior
    3. Nature and components of attitudes
    4. Training and attitude change
    a. Attitude formation
    b. Change of attitude
    vs. Attitude-behaviour relationship
    5. Prejudice and discrimination
    6. Strategies for dealing with biases

UNIT 7: Social influence and group process

The topics of this unit are:

  1. Introduction
    2. Nature and formation of groups
    3. Type of groups
    4. Influence of the group on individual behavior
    A. Social laziness
    B. Group polarization

While the final theoretical document is only produced for 70 points, the other 30 points are attributed to the practical work.

The practical program is as follows:


In the meantime, you can also check:

CBSE Class 12 ALL Sample Question Papers in PDF 2022-23

Now let’s check the question paper design for CBSE Class 12 Psychology 2022-23 based on which you will understand what are the types of questions from different units.


In case you’re worried about spending time, money, and energy finding the right books to pass this course, we’ve got you covered. NCERT textbooks are the only prescribed books. Of course, you can also use other resources for more knowledge and information, depending on your interests.

Prescribed books:

  1. Psychology, class XI, published by NCERT
  2. Psychology, Class XII, published by NCERT

Note: The above manuals are also available in Hindi..

Check also: CBSE Class 12 subject-wise syllabus in PDF format


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