Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Psychology Tips


For Psychology, Mr. Mukul Pathak is the only one. I believe almost every student of Psychology in CS preparation avails of his guidance in one form or another. I have immensely benefited from being his student and he is more than just a teacher. He has been a mentor and friend too. I am not suggesting that every student should join his classes. But this is one of the ways I can thank him for his invaluable support and guidance.

Sources:
NCERT 11th & 12th
Baron
Ciccarelli
Mr. Mukul Pathak's class notes.



1.Focus on conceptual understanding.

2.All chapters of paper 1 are extremely important and interlinked. So do not leave any unit.

3.Practice answer writing in the prescribed time limit and try to get them evaluated by someone competent.

4.Make synoptical notes for every topic for easy reference. That helps in the final revision.

5.For paper 2, you need to use some daily life examples and put them in your answer.
Also try to add some theoretical aspects of paper 1.


Thanks.

165 comments:

  1. First of all,congrats for the achievement...after reading your blog,i am more happy that such a person became the topper.Many people after clearing fail to communicate clearly what they actually done to the new aspirants and some even confuse others.You are doing a great job by writing this blog.
    All the best for a bright career

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  3. First of all Congrats for your Success and also Thanx a lot for sharing your strategies here...I would like to know what extra(apart from Mukul Sir's notes) shall we study in Paper-2...In short what strategy did you follow to improve marks in Paper-2?...If possible also suggest the name of the teacher from whom you got your answers evaluated...
    Thanx...

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  4. I got my answers evaluated by Mr Pathak only. To supplement Pathak Sir's notes, I looked up internet resources and standard textbooks.

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  5. Shubhra,
    Congrats and best wishes from my side for your future endeavors.
    Could you give an examples for this "For paper 2, you need to use some daily life examples and put them in your answer"? A short one which you used as part of your strategy.
    Also, please tell me how to prepare and present answers for essay.
    Thanks for your time.
    Manoj

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  6. hello mam i am also a student of pathak sir
    this is my fourth and last attempt and i need your help for the following queries.
    while my marks in one optional have been good, i am constantly suffering due to my bad marks in :
    paper 2 psychology (merely 80 marks this time)....please suggest detailed approach for it...also should i make it sound more technical or general
    ( if i can send you one or two answers of mine that you can just suggest improvement....it would be a GREAT help)

    also pathak sir just takes one or two tests...please inform me if he takes regular tests or is there any other way of getting my answers evaluated from him (or suggest any other good evaluator)
    Also please guide me regarding ESSAY ...and may be a few tips on interview
    THANKS a lot

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    1. hey neha can you please tell me any thing by which i can identify pathak sir's handwritten notes easily.
      cotsumit@gmail.com thanks

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  7. the above post is from Sunny...posted from friend's account

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  8. how people who are outside delhi can do well in Psychology?

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  9. you can buy notes of pathak sir's from any shop in delhi. Also, please study from Ciccarelli, Baron and NCERTs. Conceptual clarity is a must. I will try to scan sm answers for you.

    Daily life examples would be something like:

    In Gender psychology, you have a topic called Glass ceiling. Instead of giving examples in US, try to give from your own country.

    Compare the % of women in Politics and admn. The see how many women actually are at Chief Secy and Cabinet secy level. Also how many women get imp cabinet ministries. All they get is women and child devt and tourism.

    I hope you get the point.

    Thanks.

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  10. hi shubhra
    congatulations for being a psychology optional at topper level
    can u be accessicible through orkut or ur email
    pls let me know........only if u find time

    good luck 4 future progress

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  11. sorry anaconda, i am not going to be available on email or orkut. this is the only place where i can help out ppl.

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    1. mam i m new one here .can u clarify that the syllabus of psychology is compact as compare to sociology ...

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    2. mam , i m new here . can u clarify that psychology syllabus is compact as compare to sociology and is the study material for both the subjects are easily available in Hindi Medium .

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  12. Hi All,

    Just want to add something here. If you are unable to attend Mr Pathak's clases, you can buy his notes. That will do. In fact, even if ppl don't attend his classes, they all refer his notes. In factI am yet to come across one student of psychology who hasn't referred his notes.

    Shubhra

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  13. Hello! Mam,
    Heartiest Congratulations on your stupendous Success........your blog is of utmost help in charting out future strategies....Could pls help in clearing my doubt regarding old and new NCERT books of psychology.Older versions are better or new ones.
    Thanx!

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  14. I referred only the new NCERTs

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  15. congrats mam...... mam im studying enginerring.. i m plnning to take psy as second optional.. wat should i do from now onwards

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  16. kindly go through the blog first.

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  17. Hi Shubhra,

    Congrats on ur success.
    I am planning to appear for CSE 2010 with pubad as my 1st optional and psychology as my second.

    As i stay in hyderabad, there is no much quality coaching available for psychology but i am really very much interested in the subject.

    I have got vajiram's main material for psychology. But i am not sure if this is same as Mukul Pathak's notes. If not, can you please let me know where i can get this notes.

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  18. It should be the same. There are no other notes for psychology by vajiram.

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  19. Thanks Shubhra for your reply.
    I have few more queries. The first one is in regard to coaching for psychology. I have some basic understanding about psychology. I want to know if coaching is indispensable for securing good marks in psychology.

    When i have gone through the mains material, i found lots of information regarding experiments. Do we need to remember all these information(regd experiments) for mains preparation. Can you help us in knowing what sort of preparation is need for securing good marks in psychology

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  20. well....experiments are important...atleast the paper 1 expts are indispensable.

    you can prepare w/o coaching,but please do buy Mr pathak's notes. They will really help.

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  21. Hi Shubhra,

    For the psychology books reference, you have mentioned below.


    NCERT 11th & 12th
    Baron
    Ciccarelli
    Mr. Mukul Pathak's class notes.

    When I searched for Ciccarelli, there are many books with this name, Please can you specify exact books title and publication

    Thanks
    Manju

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  22. well, i dont remember that name. it's a black coloured book. Maybe someone here can help me?

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  23. hi Sravani,

    can you pls tell me the shop where you have bought Mr. Mukul Pathak's notes, in Hyderabad. I initially refrained from buying it, as i thought its illegal and a civil services aspirant should not do that... but its practically not possible ( i love my job in recession :) ) for me to attend the coaching classes and i've read posts of many students of Mr. Pathak, some toppers, publicly suggesting to buy Mukul Pathak sir's notes.... doesn't Mr. Pathak know about it, i guess he does, but i respect him for not restricting aspirants by applying the law

    thanks
    sreekanth

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  24. hello Ms.Shubra
    First of all Congrats on u r stupendous sucess. I am a computer science post graduate from iit. As u r from the same engg. background, i have some queries regarding the psych optional. I am not in touch with the biological terminology since my 10th class. Did u find any dificulty regarding the same during the course of u r prep. , i mean do we need to have any stong biologocal funda to take up this optional ?

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  25. no, biology is not a major component of psychology for CS prep. just a little, very little.

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  26. Hello Ma'm
    first of all thanx for the valuable support..
    Ma'm plz tell me wch book should i refer as far as psychophysics is concerned since i m a working person and i cant attend Mukul Pathak sir. I m taking coaching from Sanjeev Kumar. What should i refer Pathak sir's class notes or study material provided by them.
    Do i need to refer internet also if yes than wch sites . Plz suggest me dictionary for psychology i mean wch one i should refer.
    And out of Morgan and Baron wch one will be better.
    Sory for the lots of questions but i was little confused thats why i asked plz suggest me.

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  27. --baron is better
    --buy pathak sir's notes from bersarai
    --wikipedia is a good source..also you can google for other sources
    --I didnt use dictionary
    --psychophysics-- vajiram notes

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  28. first of all congratulations mam on your success.
    did u refer The Neurosis of Psychology:by ciccarelli? plz reply mam thanks in advance

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  29. hello mam first of all congratulations on your success.
    i just wanted to confirm did u refer
    The Neurosis of Psychology:by ciccarelli?

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  30. Shubhra,
    I still not able to find which is the right book of Ciccarelli. Can you help me?

    All,
    Can any one post the complete details of the book?

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  31. No, not neurosis by ciccarelli. The book by Ciccarelli I referred was smthg like intro to psychology. I am sorry I can't remember the name. Someone please help me.


    Give me sm time. I will try to find the right name.

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  32. I have come to know that it's called

    "Psychology"

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  33. Hello Mam,
    Plz let me know from where to study the topics like Rehabilitation Psy, Sports, Military which are not given in any books.I have not taken any coaching but have got Mukul Pathak Sir's notes from one of my friend who cleared CSE but I think some of the notes are missing. Plz help me how to go about with this.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Regards,
    Abhishek

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  34. all these topics are covered in Mr pathak's classes. Other than the written notes, He also gives printed notes. Ask your frnd for them.

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  35. Hi Mam,

    My heartiest congratulations!!

    It's a great idea to start this blog...

    I have few queries to ask you...

    In Psychology do we need to study everything or can i go for selective? if there is a selective study can you list out the topics for me for selective study... as i am not going for any coaching it would be a great help to me.

    Can you share any tips to get high score in Psychology? I am entirely new to Psychology as i am a engineering student. Can you tell me the average prepation time that can give to Psychology? can we get a score like 400?

    Sorry... too many questions...

    Regards,
    -Dilip

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  36. I will only answer the questions I haven't answered so far.

    --yes we can get 400.
    -- Avg preparation time- 3 months

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  37. hello madam!

    I have got the query that, while quoting the exp-tal studies in paper 1 do we need to give the names of researchers (except a few famous ones like Kohler etc)

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  38. Hi Mam,

    Baron Covers all the syllabus of paper-I it is theoritical but paper-II is application oriented... can i find any meterial for paper-II.. sorry i dont have mp notes... is it covers the paper-II syllabus...what to do for scoring good marks in paper-II?

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  39. I didn't score good marks in Paper 2. I just read MP's notes and used some daily examples. That's all.

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  40. Hi Mam,

    I am planning to give my serious attempt for civils in the coming 2 to 3 years....I heard that UPSC may change the syllabus in any year...
    as my second optional is psychology... how frequent they will change the syllabus... if they change the syllabus is it a major change or its a minor one?

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  41. they just changed the syllabus in 2008. so we were the 1st batch writing with new syllabus

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  42. Hello Mam,
    Can you plz provide a model short n a long answer for psychology...it wud be extreamly helpful if it is from 2008 paper...
    Thanx a lot..

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  43. Hello ma'am!!
    please tell me what should be our approach towards dealing with questions like...
    "Representational knowledge .....neuorocognitive studies of amnesia.."...
    its hard to sometimes appreciate what is required(in the examination conditions specially) if one has a wee less than thorough understanding of the topic....

    And please tell us how did you find the anger management question...(please share something about it)


    And lastly please suggest some standard textbook for Memory.(preferably paperback)


    thank you

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  44. ma'am,

    did u refer any other books other than the one's u have listed. you have mentioned about wikipedia/other websites.

    i ve compiled a list of various books suggested by various persons/blogs/orkut communities etc.

    could please tell us if these books are
    Required [R]
    or Not Required [NR]
    or if u have not come across such books - No Idea [NI]

    i.social psychology by baron
    ii. personality theories by hall n lindsay
    iii. abnormal psychology by carson buther n mineka
    iv. psychological measurement by AK singh
    v. psychological testing by antasari
    vi. abnormal psychology by sarason & sarason
    vii. educational psychology by chauhan
    viii. Psychology in India by janak pandey
    ix. perception -shiffin & shiifin

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  45. Can you plz provide a model short n a long answer for psychology...it wud be extreamly helpful if it is from 2008 paper...

    Sorry, not possible at the moment.

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  46. please tell me what should be our approach towards dealing with questions like...
    "Representational knowledge .....neuorocognitive studies of amnesia.."...
    its hard to sometimes appreciate what is required(in the examination conditions specially) if one has a wee less than thorough understanding of the topic....


    See, you have answered the question yourself. You should have covered the topic memory well to actually appreciate this question. i attempted this questions because I had studied the topic from 3 books, wikipedia and MP notes. Only when you get a good grasp of the subject, you can answer such questions.



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    And please tell us how did you find the anger management question...(please share something about it)

    I did not attempt the question because I found other questions better.
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    And lastly please suggest some standard textbook for Memory.(preferably paperback)

    Ciccarelli, Baron, NCERT

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  47. I studied neither of the following books:

    i.social psychology by baron
    ii. personality theories by hall n lindsay
    iii. abnormal psychology by carson buther n mineka
    iv. psychological measurement by AK singh
    v. psychological testing by antasari
    vi. abnormal psychology by sarason & sarason
    vii. educational psychology by chauhan
    viii. Psychology in India by janak pandey
    ix. perception -shiffin & shiifin

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  48. ma'am since u have directed to post psychology questions in Psychology post, im posting these queries again here...

    you have advised the aspirants to get the model answers to be evaluated by someone competent. for aspirants who are not into any coaching,

    1. can u please briefly explain the various details/aspects to be found in the answers?
    what,in your experience, are the details/aspects expected by the evaluators in an answer?

    2. do the questions from DIFFERENT TOPICS [like personality, learning, memory] require DIFFERENT APPROACHES while answering?
    can you, if possible, detailedly explain the various details/aspects to be ensured in the answers for questions from EACH TOPIC.

    thanks.

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  49. 1. can u please briefly explain the various details/aspects to be found in the answers?
    what,in your experience, are the details/aspects expected by the evaluators in an answer?

    First you need to study the demand of the question. Make a framework of the answer. Write an introduction that is relevant to the question. In the body write as many aspects of the answer as possible. Write a conclusion which mirrors the answer buy doesnt repeat the introduction.

    2. do the questions from DIFFERENT TOPICS [like personality, learning, memory] require DIFFERENT APPROACHES while answering?

    A. No, no diff in approach required.


    can you, if possible, detailedly explain the various details/aspects to be ensured in the answers for questions from EACH TOPIC.

    A. That's difficult. Can't do that.

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  50. few years back [2005], there was a question about "top down and bottom up processing in recognition" in the short notes type question. there was no material abt this topic in MP notes. there were just a few lines in baron.
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    if answer to the above question can be gist of following paras or not(requesting to read all the paras and need ur view)

    A top-down approach is essentially breaking down a system to gain insight into its compositional sub-systems. In a top-down approach an overview of the system is first formulated, specifying but not detailing any first-level subsystems. Each subsystem is then refined in yet greater detail, sometimes in many additional subsystem levels, until the entire specification is reduced to base elements
    A bottom-up approach is piecing together systems to give rise to grander systems, thus making the original systems sub-systems of the emergent system. In a bottom-up approach the individual base elements of the system are first specified in great detail. These elements are then linked together to form larger subsystems, which then in turn are linked, sometimes in many levels, until a complete top-level system is formed. This strategy often resembles a "seed" model, whereby the beginnings are small but eventually grow in complexity and completeness

    The study of visual attention provides an example. If your attention is drawn to a flower in a field, it may be simply that the flower is more visually salient than the surrounding field. The information that caused you to attend to the flower came to you in a bottom-up fashion — your attention was not contingent upon knowledge of the flower; the outside stimulus was sufficient on its own.

    Contrast this situation with one in which you are looking for a flower. You have a representation of what you are looking for. When you see the object you are looking for, it is salient. This is an example of the use of top-down information.

    In cognitive terms, two thinking approaches are distinguished. "Top down" (or "big chunk") is stereotypically the visionary, or the person who sees the larger picture and overview. Such people focus on the big picture and from that derive the details to support it. "Bottom up" (or "small chunk") cognition is akin to focusing on the detail primarily, rather than the landscape. The expression "seeing the wood for the trees" references the two styles of cognition.

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  51. This is not the full explanation of top down and bottom up.

    Top down and bottom up processing is also linked with memory and personality attributes. Then there are certain experiments that were conducted. You need to add them as well.

    Also it would require some input from learning.
    Part-whole learning -bottom up
    whole -part learning-top down

    Get Mr Pathak's class notes from your frnds. It is explained very well there.

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  52. mam hav no frnd taking or taken coaching at pathak sir's class.if any market whr his class notes are available.if vajirao postal guidence psychology books r diffrnt frm his notes

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  53. You can buy written notes from jawahar book depot at bersarai.

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  54. Mam I am writing to you about how i answered Mains 2008 paper, there are some queries attached to it ...Please suggest the needful corrections...thanks a ton

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    (Explain Bandura's theory using a suitable social learning task. Extend research support to your answer.)

    In the above mentioned question what research support can be mentioned or were mentioned by you.

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    (Give a comparative account of self as conceived by Adler and Rogers.)
    In this answer I first explained self in about 100-150 words ...
    totality of individual's experiences, core of personality , subjective and objective etc
    Then i wrote that adler is a post freudian whose approach seeks to integrate various approaches and roger's approach is humanistic

    Then i briefly explained adlers theory by writing concepts of striving for superiority , style of life and creative power of self(120 words).
    Then i explianed roger's notion of self with concepts like tendency for self actualisation, congruence between real and ideal self and unconditional positive regard etc.

    in next para i highlighted similarities in both like
    1) emphasis on conscious ability to direct the course of development of our self
    2) ultimate goal being the complete development and fullfilment of self in the concepts of superiority and self actualisation
    In next para I explained differences in basic motivational force and the roots of development of self and Roger being positive and adler being conflict-based.

    Then i concluded by highlighting their unique importance in psychology in general.

    (ARE THEIR MORE POINTS TO THIS ANSWER???...BECAUSE I THINK I DID NOT MENTION ENOUGH NUMBER OF DIFFERNCES AS REQUIRED BY THE QUESTION)

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  55. (Explain Bandura's theory using a suitable social learning task. Extend research support to your answer.)

    In the above mentioned question what research support can be mentioned or were mentioned by you.


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    Bandura's Bobo doll expt is the biggest research evidence. I think I meantioned 2 more but now I can't recall.

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  56. (Give a comparative account of self as conceived by Adler and Rogers.)

    your frameworks is good. But a few more point could be written. like Adler's conception of self is a negative one while rogers' is a positive one.

    also, adler's self tries to overcome sense of inferiority while rogers' is an innate striving for self actualisation.

    also, you digressed from the question in introduction and conclusion. you need to remember the question at all times.

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  57. Sub:regarding the availability of handwritten class notes of sir)


    Ma'am Iv tried at Jawahar Book Depot...
    what he has to offer is the printed material of sir.(I went all the way from Kamla nagar(north))

    And the class notes he has , contain jumbled up pages all over.(like personality topics in aviation)
    I wrote the mains last time without sir's notes and I dont want to repeat that again...so please help me find anyone who can provide me sir's class notes.(I'v tried all shops of north area also but they dont have handwritten class notes,rather the printed material)

    Please please help

    Thank you

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  58. I think if you put this query in aspirants interaction page,someone will help you.

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  59. hello shubra

    what is the difference between printed notes
    and written notes of mukhul patak

    does both have same content. did u happen to see
    both of them.

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  60. yes i had both.
    They are different. Written notes are written in class and much better than printed notes.

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  61. Ma'am

    Could you please tell me the name of the book for initial reading...The one which can be read for conceptual understanding of the Psychology by a beginner...
    I have just started to read "INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY" by Morgan , King, Weisz and Schopler (Tata-Mcgraw Hill Edition)...It would be an immense help for me if you could suggest whether to go with this book or the books (NCERT text book and others) you suggested in your previous posts...

    Thanx in anticipation..

    Regards
    Rahul...

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  62. maam i'm sorry for posting in wrong topic earlier..it feels woeful that you ask people to post under correct topic..and i don't want to be one of them..
    maam my question is same,you said that you covered a lots of books for different topics but maam the books you mentioned in psychology tips are just baron and ciccareli and given the time constraint do one has to go through (in psychology)these books perfectly or read many books ..i mean is it good to do few books thoroughly or read many books ..did you went through other than the books mentioned in psychology ...

    thank you

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  63. these books+NCERTs+ Mr Pathak's notes. That's all

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  64. Mam,

    Can you please suggest as to how the mains answers for pyschology should be.

    Eg: Differentiate between iconic and echoic memory.

    I was not able to answer it for 20 marks question as there are not many differences that i can point out.

    Can you please tell me how i should go about answering such questions.

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  65. If you go through Mr Pathak's notes, you will find this stuff in Memory chapter. Last year this part was separately added, so you can also find this in new notes that Mr Pathak gave for new syllabus separately.

    I did not answer this question as it is very straight. Not much to analyze. Plus, I felt that everyone would be writing what I would write. So not much scope for scoring.

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  66. hi mam
    congratulations 4 ur wonderful result.....i hav taken psychology as my first option n hav started prep(with help of coaching raus ias study circle)but im in great delima to select second option which one would be more scroing 4 me either pub ad or sociology(i have done my graduation in biotechnology)

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  67. Hello people.
    for all those who have missed Pathak sir's classes please reveal how is Shobhik Sen sir for that matter.


    nearly the same or ok types ???

    plz share if anyone has any info.

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  68. @bhavna
    go thru the rest of the blog. You need to make a choice urself.

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  69. Ma'am plz help...

    can we in anyway use the concepts proposed by Elizabeth Loftus to contradict Tulving's conceptualization of semantic and episodic (memories) being dissociable sub-systems within the LTM.

    I mean did she ever say anything to conradict the gentleman.

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  70. As far as I know she talked about false memories, memory reconstruction etc. I never came across the fact that she tried to contradict Tulving's hypothesis about episodic and sumantic memories.

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  71. mam..
    i want to know hw to deal with so many scientists/authors/researchers.in psychology.with prelims pt of view.....
    do v have to mug up all of dem...

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  72. I have no idea about psychology in prelims.

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  73. PLZ TELL ME HINDI WRITER BOOKS

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  74. Hi mam,
    I am now studying with ncert text books.Do we need to take notes from these books,Or just have it for a conceptual clarity.I am just studying it line by line and this takes time.Can i just have a brief study and move to the main books.

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  75. mam,
    What i have meant above is for Psychology my 2nd optional.

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  76. Well NCERTs are mainly for conceptual clarity. But some part of it can be taken down as notes, the stuff you might not find in Baron or ciccarelli. Like Concept of self in Indian tradition, sufi tradition.

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  77. Ok mam,i had been taking notes from these ncert books unit wise all these days.from now i will check to out with Ncert and baron and prepare accordingly.Thanks for your reply.

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  78. hello mam

    Did you refer Robert A. baron as baron or there
    is some other name

    and second
    how do i prepare notes from Baron I am bit confused.

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  79. Yes, I think Robert A Baron is the one.

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  80. Ma'am,
    Q1. can wwe write shorter answers for 60 marks if we cannot think of more stuff relevant to the question? Will it be better than writing stuff that's only remotely relevant to the question?
    Q2. From where should I attempt questions?
    Q3. How do we judge the relative weightage of various parts of a question? How many words to be written for each part?

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  81. 1. Yes, if you don't have relevant info on your question. Please never write irrelevant stuff, you might end up irritating the examiner.

    2. Buy a question bank.

    3.weightage depends on the relative content of the topic in question.

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  82. Thanks a lot Ma'am. Kindly keep up the great work. Thanks a lot once again.

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  83. Mam...iz coaching for psycology inevitable ???
    can i rely on my self study...........i hve mukul pathak sir's classroom notes....plzz reply.

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  84. Yes you can rely on self study.

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  85. Maam can u say where i can get Mr.Pathaks Notes.. I live outside Delhi in TN

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  86. You can call Jawahar book depot. They send notes thru post also.

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  87. Regards!

    maam i have got a lot of answers without posting any queries.Thanks for useful blog.

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  88. Madam,
    First of all thanks for the guidance. Can you tell me where i can fully solved Q&A's of the previous 4-5 years? I am a bit nervous given the nature of the questions being asked? Thanks.

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  89. I have no idea about that. Trust me, no solved papers in market are good.

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  90. hello mam,can you please suggest an alternative to Mr Mukul Pathak's Notes,as i am not able to find them anywhere ! One thing more,Are they really essential or few books will suffice..?

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  91. Dear Shubhra Mam,

    I plan to opt for psychology in prelims. I know your subject for prelim was Pub Ad. Was there any particular reason for not choosing psychology for prelims. What is the difficulty level of psychology for prelims? Is it a good choice for prelims?

    Thankyou

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  92. Hi Shubhra,
    I am going to appear for 2010 exam. Psychology is my one optional for mains, for which i have decided to join Mukul Pathak Sir's classes for mains. It would be of great help if you can please share - a) address of his classes and contact number from where more info can be obtained b) about when classes should start?.
    Also please suggest readings for Psycho - 2nd paper.

    Thanks a lot!!

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  93. Hi Shubhra,

    I am planning to start preparation for CSE 2010 now. My optionals are Pub Ad (First) and Psychology (Second).

    Isn't it late to start prepare for CSE 2010 (I'm in job too) or there are chances to success?

    I'm thinking to start with second optional i.e. Psychology in September and would like to complete the syllabus by mid November. And then I'll start with Pub Ad (first optional) and continue with it till prelims. Simultaneously GS preparation would keep going from now till prelims.

    Is this strategy OK or I can plan something better?

    Since I'm in job, Would I be able to cover Psychology through Self Study from MP Sir notes (available at Jawahar Book Depot) and from the books you mentioned above?

    Within how much time, one can complete Psychology's syllabus for Mains(through self study, assuming 4 hours daily)? I know it varies from individual to individual but asking a generic figure.

    I'm the regular reader of your Blog and it's the most trusted source of information and guidance to me. Thanks for this.

    Best Regards,
    Rohit

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  96. hello mam,can you please suggest an alternative to Mr Mukul Pathak's Notes,as i am not able to find them anywhere ! One thing more,Are they really essential or few books will suffice..?

    A. Well, they are the most comprehensive source on psychology. bUt I beleiev you can do all this stuff by consulting many books, which will be tedious...right?

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    I plan to opt for psychology in prelims. I know your subject for prelim was Pub Ad. Was there any particular reason for not choosing psychology for prelims. What is the difficulty level of psychology for prelims? Is it a good choice for prelims?

    A. I had consulted a few people and they advised against taking that as an optional as it's more technical in nature and I didn't hjave any b/g in the subject.

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    I am going to appear for 2010 exam. Psychology is my one optional for mains, for which i have decided to join Mukul Pathak Sir's classes for mains. It would be of great help if you can please share -
    a) address of his classes and contact number from where more info can be obtained b) about when classes should start?.
    A. Vajiram and Ravi, Old rajinder Nagar New Delhi
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    Also please suggest readings for Psycho - 2nd paper.
    A. I just used Pathak Sir's notes.
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    I am planning to start preparation for CSE 2010 now. My optionals are Pub Ad (First) and Psychology (Second).

    Isn't it late to start prepare for CSE 2010 (I'm in job too) or there are chances to success?

    A. No it's not too late.
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    I'm thinking to start with second optional i.e. Psychology in September and would like to complete the syllabus by mid November. And then I'll start with Pub Ad (first optional) and continue with it till prelims. Simultaneously GS preparation would keep going from now till prelims.

    Is this strategy OK or I can plan something better?
    A. Yes this looks good. Or you could just do a part of psych now and start pub ad by october.
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    Since I'm in job, Would I be able to cover Psychology through Self Study from MP Sir notes (available at Jawahar Book Depot) and from the books you mentioned above?
    A. Yes I think so

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    Within how much time, one can complete Psychology's syllabus for Mains(through self study, assuming 4 hours daily)? I know it varies from individual to individual but asking a generic figure.
    A. Hmmm, difficult to tell as I took classes for psychology.

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  97. @sunny
    Wrong answer to post.
    I always left language topic. So I wont be able to evaluate it.

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  98. will write on some other topic and post
    thnx a lot

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  99. dear madam, congratulations!this is Naresh Ram from Chennai. I am from a poor family so i cant join any institution kindly guide me. I am going to appear in 2010. my optional is public administration kindly help me in this regards.

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  100. yeah..it will be,for sure ! well then how can i find all the material related to Mr. Mukul Pathak's classes that will supplement my preparations for the concerned subject ? Nowhere am i able to find the notes.what to do..?After ur emphasis on the notes,i am not confident of cracking the exam with psychology without studying those notes..Help !

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  101. maam..i've a query regarding examples which are to be used in answers in cse..maam is it okay to give an example which is very common and used by all like in case of field experiment robber's cave exp. or should one find new examples ?

    also in 'grounded theory takes a case rather than variable perspective'... in this ques. i understand ground theory focuses on cases to gather data for the basis of theories it gives but what about variable perspective....can you pls explain the question and what will be the good points to include..
    thank you very much and i hope you have a good time in mussoorie,i wish you could share some of your experiences with us :)

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  102. @naresh
    You will find the blog helpful in this regard. Kindly go to the right side of the blog and read other articles as well. That should give you a fair idea about the exam.

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  103. @Vikas
    Yes you can give general examplesif they ar relevant. Ususally one expt covers more than one area of psycho.

    Please do not ask me to explain a certain topic. That will get really difficult for me.

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  104. @Vaibhav
    I never said the notes are indispensable. Yo can prep w/o them also.

    And please post such questions in aspirant interaction page.

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  105. hello maam...finally i somehow managed to arrange MP notes.What i got is a HUGE Bundle of handwritten material.Plz tell me whether each n every page of the material holds equal importance or few things can be omitted,as the time is very less now.Plz Guide,i have psycho for my prelims too.

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  106. u haven't got the class notes...

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  107. Madam,

    Following are the details of the book "Ciccarelli"

    Title : "Psychology"
    Authors: Saundra K Ciccarelli & Glenn E Meyer
    Publishers: Pearson Longman
    ISBN : 978-81-317-1387-7

    Hope this helps,

    Regards

    Gaurav

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  108. Mam Hello...
    I m confused on which books to refer for psychology paper1 and 2.I read the blog but u have specified various books can u please advise like u did for pub admn i.e mohit bhattacharya for paper1 and arora goel for paper 2.i need to cover maximum topics from just 2 textbooks so that rest i can refer thro Mukul pathak sirs class notes..
    Thank u mam..

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  109. Hi mam.
    give me an advice to choose the optional either psychology or sociology.now I am pursueing B.Tech final yr with computers.
    I have studied upto 10th in telugu medium.
    I have decided to take pub.add as one optional.
    plz help me to choose second one.

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  110. Madam, you have mentioned in one of the posts above that one needs to memorize the names of almost all the researchers, not just the important ones. My question is, are we also supposed to memorize the dates like (Urbantschitsch, 1875) ? It is a dumb question by all logical analyses but just to confirm.

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  111. hi shubra
    i got handwritten notes of MP.
    i got two books (binded) . book1 i guess covers topics of paper 1 and 2nd binded book covers
    topics of paper 2.
    if there is time problem would it be ok i read 2nd book for paper 2 as baron would cover paper 1

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  112. @coolblue
    no..plz also read notes for paper 1

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  113. @rahul
    i hv given the sources..

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  114. @vinodkumar
    kindly choose optional based on ur interest and aptitude.
    @outsider
    no, not all researchers, just the imp studies.

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  115. shubra

    if there is time constraint , would it be sufficient to read baron and MP handwritten notes.
    would that suffice.

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  116. Madam, I think i did not phrase my question clearly last time. I wanted to ask you, if one has to remember the "YEAR" of study along with the name of the researcher or "YEAR" can be omitted.

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  117. @Coolblue,

    Could you pls tell me from where you got two handwritten binded books of MP?

    Actually I bought 8 binded handwritten notes (Set wise) from Jawahar Book Centre, Ber Sarai.. Cost around Rs. 950.

    I am confused.. Which one is original one? Your or mine..

    Pls reply asap..

    Thanks,
    Rohit

    PS: @Shubhra: If you can also comment, it would be of great help?

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  118. hello mam,I am already doing what you say.According to you how much time it should take to complete the course of gs and 1st optional.optional is pub ad.
    Is every question of previous papers is needed to solve for mains because I understand many aspects of the subject and now solving the papers.

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  119. No need to solve all questions...just have a framework in mind and see if you can solve the question.

    time is dependent on ur study style and time devoted everyday

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  120. maam how useful is to include flow charts ?did you use them in any of your optionals?

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  121. Mam, When did you start preparing for Psychology. Before prelims or after that. When did you join classes at Pathak sir?

    Thankyou

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  122. after prelims.
    flowcharts are useful...if placed in a relevant and meaningful manner.

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  123. hello mam ......first of all thnx for ur blog help..i hv gone thru entire blog n dis is enlightening....u hv mentioned the sources as NCERTs , baron, Ciccarelli and MP class notes .mam my question is that do we need to read all topics from all sources ,line by line :( ?
    n did make ur own notes extracted from other all sources or were selective in making notes of few topics and MP notes for others?
    also wat ws the order ? first NCERTs than MPs notes etc.?

    sorry ...i know too many ques... bt for clarity in prep i need ur guidance plz

    thnx a ton !

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  124. can u suggest any book for paper 2??

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  125. thanks for your blog...

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  126. Hello Mam
    My name is Ganapathi
    I am interested in psychology subject mam
    so iam thinking to take it as an optional please suggest me the benefits and disadvantages of that subject
    i am a engineering graduate

    thank you mam

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  127. Hello mam
    Please give your suggestions on psychology subject mam
    is it easy or difficult
    if we interested it will be easy but give me suggestions mam
    i am a engineering graduate
    thank you mam

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  128. madam
    what if someone belongs to a rural background and do not have the option to get the answers evaluated by an expert (for psychology)? what to do under the situation?

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  129. madam,
    what should be the strategy adopted for psychology paper by a candidate who can not afford to go to delhi or can not afford to join coaching classes?

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  130. taking which subject will be helpful with psychology so that psychology will contribute some help in that subject as well as in gs which will save time for preparation.....

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  131. taking which subject will be helpful with psychology so that psychology will contribute some help in that subject as well as in gs which will save time for preparation.....

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  132. cngrats mam........
    taking which will be better to choose with psychology which can help in time saving preparation of exam

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  133. hello maam ....i am a fresher .... i chose psychology as my subjects .... but i never studied it before.... i m doing btech ..... i have already studies few chaptes from baron ... and 11th ncrt ,... but still i m confused .... whenever i hold psychology book .. i feel like starting it again ... i dont kno how to study psychology .... how to make notes ...i dont know how should i memorise it ..and i am not left with much time... its high time ... i hav to start preparing it from now only ... please help me...

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  134. hello maam ....i am a fresher .... i chose psychology as my subjects .... but i never studied it before.... i m doing btech ..... i have already studies few chaptes from baron ... and 11th ncrt ,... but still i m confused .... whenever i hold psychology book .. i feel like starting it again ... i dont kno how to study psychology .... how to make notes ...i dont know how should i memorise it ..and i am not left with much time... its high time ... i hav to start preparing it from now only ... please help me...

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  137. cong.... mam
    I am biggner in cs . My optional is psychology so from where i should start prepairing psychology.

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  138. Hello mam..
    I am biggner in cs. my optional is psychology so from where i should start reading means refference books which you suggested earlier....

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  140. hi maam,

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    thank u maam
    pavan.

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  147. Hello mam...
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  148. Hello mam...
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  149. Hello mam...
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