APPSC Clinical Psychologist Posts Syllabus Paper 1@2

Recruitment of  #APPSC Syllabus for  Clinical Psychologist in Government Medical College, Nellore, Examination  PAPER-I GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY, PAPER-II PSYCHOLOGY , total marks 450 for both papers, As per G.O.Ms. No.235, Finance (HR-I, Plg & Policy) Dept., Date: 06/12/2016, for each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of  the marks prescribed for the question.

APPSC Syllabus Clinical Psychologist In Government Medical College, Nellore:

Syllabus for APPSC Clinical Psychologist Posts Syllabus Paper 1@2:


  1. Events of national and international importance. 
  2. Current affairs- international, national and regional. 
  3. General Science and it applications to the day to day life Contemporary  developments in Science & Technology and Information Technology 
  4. Social- economic and political history of modern India with emphases on Indian  national movement. 
  5. Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, public policy, reforms and e-  governance initiatives. 
  6. Economic development in India since independence.
  7. Geography of India with focus on Andhra Pradesh. 
  8. Disaster management: vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies,  Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster 
  9. Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection 
  10. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation. 
  11. Data Analysis:  Tabulation of data  Visual representation of data  Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as mean and variance coefficient of  variation etc.,) and Interpretation
  12. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social,  Cultural, Political, and legal implications/problems, including a). Loss of capital city, challenges in building new capital and it’s Financial implications. b). Division and rebuilding of common Institutions. c). Division of employees, their relocation and nativity issues. d). Effect of bifurcation on commerce and entrepreneurs. e). Implications to financial resources of state government. f). Task of post-bifurcation infrastructure development and opportunities  for investments. g). Socioeconomic, cultural and demographic impact of bifurcation. h). Impact of bifurcation on river water sharing and consequential issues. i). AP REORGANISATION ACT, 2014 on AP and the arbitrariness of certain  provisions
Unit I – Human Development Development Process – Nature, Principles and related concepts – maturation, experience Factors in development: Biogenic, Psychogenic, sociogenic Stages of development Theories of development – Psychoanalytic, behavioristic and cognitive Aspects of development – sensorimotor, cognitive, language, emotional, social and moral 
Unit II – Perceptual Process Sensation, Attention and Perception Approaches to the study of perception – Gestalt and physiological approaches Perceptual organization – Gestalt, Figure and Ground, Laws of Organization Perceptual Constancies – Size, Shape and Brightness. Illusion, Perception of depth and movement . Perceptual vigilance and perceptual defence. Role of motivation and learning in perception 
Unit III – Learning Definition of learning: Role of maturation and experience in learning Classical conditioning: Procedure, Phenomena and related issues Operant conditioning: Phenomena, Paradigms and related issues Reinforcement: Basic variables and schedules Theories of learning – Hull, Tolman, Skinner and Bandura Verbal learning – Methods and materals, organizational processes Application of learning principles – behavior modification, shaping, discrimination learning 
Unit IV – Memory and Forgetting
Memory processes – encoding, storage and retrieval
Sensory, short term and long term memories
Models of memory – Atkinson and Shiffrin, Craik and Lockhart and Tulving
Types of memory – Semantic, Iconic, Episodic, Flashbulb, Autobiographical and
Biological bases of memory – Engram, PET scan, biochemical factors in memory
Measurement of memory – recall, recognition and relearning
Improving memory – strageties
Theories of Forgetting – Decay, Interference, Motivated
Organization of long term memory – contribution of Ebbinghaus, Bartlet and Tulvig

Unit V – Thinking, Creativity and Problem Solving Nature, types and tools of thinking Theories of thought processes – Associationism, Gestalt, Information Processing Concept formation – Rules and Strategies Nature and stages in creative thinking Measurement of creativity Problem solving –stages, types and strategies. Algorythms and Heuristics 
Unit VI – Motivation and Emotion Basic motivational concepts – Instincts, Needs, Drives, Incentives, motivational cycle Approaches to study of motivation – Psychoanalytic, ethological, S-R, Cognitive and Humanistic Types of motives – biological, psychological and social. Meta needs Cross cultural perspectives of Achievement motivation Nature and components of emotions Neural mechanisms of emotions Theories of emotions – James-Lange, Canon-Bard and Schachter and Singer Measurement of emotions – Physiological, expressive and cognitive measures 
Unit VII – Human Abilities Nature of intelligence. Determinants of intelligence – biological, social and environmental Theories of intelligence – Spearman, Thurstone, Guilford, Sternberg, Gardner Individual and group differences: Extent and Causes Intelligence and creativity relationship Ability, Aptitude and Achievement Measurement of intelligence,