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2015

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Challenge 1

Question

What is Autism? Discuss the Psychological Problems face by People have Autism Disorder? (200 words)

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Challenge 2

Topic: Environmental psychology

Question 

Human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases in recent decades”.What use can be made of psychological knowledge to reduce the level of Human Activity to reduce Global Warming Problems.  (200 words)

Source: 
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/ipcc-report-near-certainty-that-climate-change-is-anthropogenic/article5043798.ece
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/world-not-prepared-to-face-climate-change-experts-warn/article5853929.ece

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Challenge 3

Topic: Language and Communication

Question

“It’s an art to be an effective communicator.Comment.  (200 words)

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Challenge 4

Topic: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

Question

Discuss the mental Problems faced by an Individual who is not been able to Perform well in high Profile Game?What Solutions can be recommended to improve his Performance? (200 words)

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Challenge 5

Topic: Development of Human Behavior

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“You are the Class Teacher  and certain students of your class are mischievous” .suggest a Behavior modification plan for such students? (200 words)

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Challenge 6

Topic: Application of psychology in other field: Military Psychology

Question

Discuss different types of Stress faced by Military People?  (200 words)

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Challenge 7

Topic: Application of psychology in other field: Military Psychology

Question

How military psychologists help the people in military to recover from stress? (200 words)

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Challenge 8

Topic: Application of Psychology in Information Technology and Mass Media

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“Increasing use of Social Websites is hampering Mental Health “. Examine. (200 words)

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Challenge 9

Topic: Issues and Perspectives in Modern Contemporary Psychology

Question 

What is Artificial Intelligence?How this method can be used to treat loneliness and depression? (200 words)

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Challenge 10

Topic: Development of Human Behaviour

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“Loneliness and Depression goes hand in hand” Comment. (200 words)

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Challenge 11

Topic: Psychology of Gender

Question

Evaluate the Contribution of Psychology in dealing with the issue of gender discrimination?  (200 words)

Related  Current topic :
http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/supreme-court-recognises-transgenders-third-gender

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Challenge 12

Topic: Motivation and Emotion

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Discuss the Psychological problems faced by a Person before committing suicide?”What Solutions can you recommend to overcome the problems? (200 words)

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Challenge 13

Topic: Language and Communication

Question 

How Self-Awareness Leads to Effective Communication? (200 words)

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Challenge 14

Topic: Application of psychology to environment

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“Carbon dioxide does not just cause global climate change, but human mental change”.Comment. (200 words)

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Challenge 15

Topic: Psychology of Terrorism

Question

Explain why individuals are motivated to undertake terrorist activities? (200 words)

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Challenge 16

Topic: Attitudes, Values and Interests

Question 

“Drugs themselves are not necessarily the cause of addiction”. Comment. (200 words)

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Challenge 17

Paper-1: Topic: Development of Human Behaviour:

1).     What are major issues involved in the process of development?
2).     List out the characteristics of life span development

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Challenge 18

1.       Topic 4: Development of Human Behaviour:

         Q: Differentiate between secure and insecure patterns of attachments. (200 Words)

         Q: What factors contribute in psycho-social development of Children. (200 Words)

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Challenge 19

 Topic 4: Development of Human Behaviour

 1. Explain eight stages of personality of Erik Erikson. (300 Words)

 2. Which developmental task, you think, is the most difficult during
early adulthood and why? (300 Words)

 3. Find the difference between biological and psychological ageing. (300 Words)

Next Topic: Cognitive Psychology- Learning & Memory

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Challenge – 20

Paper-1 : Cognitive Psychology

1. Describe the major historical schools of psychological thought leading up to the development of cognitive psychology. (300 Words)

2. Write short notes on contribution of following Psychologists. (150 Words)

a) Neisser
b) Hermann Ebbinghaus
c) Edward Tolman
d) Frederick Bartlett
e) Wilhelm Wundt, Edward Titchener & Oswald Külpe
f) Francis Galton
g) F.C. Donders & James Cattell

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2013

 

Challenge – 22/10/2013

QUESTIONS:22/10/2013 (Paper-II)

  1. ‘Pituitary gland is the master gland’. What are the functions of pituitary gland?  Examine Wirth respect of given statement.  (200 Words)
  2. How far is meditation useful today for  therapeutic purpose? Comment.  (200 Words)

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Challenge – 21/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2013 (ChaptersMotivation, Language)

  1. Comment on Rogers concept of fully functioning person and Maslow’s notion of self actualization. (200 Words)
  2. Describe effective methods of communication with suitable examples.  (200 Words)

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Challenge – 19/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 19/10/2013 (Chapters: thinking , memory )

  1. What are the difference between convergent and divergent thinking? Which according to you is superior in creativity? Support your argument.  (250 Words)
  2. Comment on motivated forgetting.  (100 Words)

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Challenge – 18/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 18/10/2013 – Day 5 (Paper 2: psychological wellbeing)

  1.  Difference between OCD & OCPD – (150 Words)
  2. What are the causes and symptoms of depression?  (250 Words)

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 Challenge – 17/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 17/10/2013 ( Topics  – Memory)
  1. Explain Anterograde and retrograde amnesia. (100 Words)
  2. What is working memory? Explain.  (250 Words)

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 Challenge – 16/10/2013

QUESTIONS: 16/10/2013(Topicssensation attention and perception;development )

  1. What is perceptual organisation? What processes influence it?  (200 Words)
  2. “Heredity sets the limits and environment provides opportunities to reach that limit”. Discuss (200 Words)

 Challenge – 15/10/2013

  1. What psychological concepts explain the increasing communal riots in India? (250 Words)
  2. Explain psychological basis for aggression or violence, with suitable examples. (250 Words)
  3. Comment on the impact of continuous and partial reinforcement schedule. (100 Words)

 Challenge – 14/10/2013

  1. “Poverty and economic achievement as a social problem can only be explained from people’s perspective”comment with relevant research studies (250 Words)
  2. Differences between reinforcement and punishment (200 Words)
  3.  Is Pavlov’s classical conditioning a S-R or S-S approach? Explain(150 Words)