NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Psychology Chapter 1

What is Psychology Class 11

Chapter 1 What is Psychology Exercise Solutions

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Q1 :  

What is behaviour? Give examples of overt and covert behaviour.


Answer :

Behaviour is a response or a reaction of an individual or an activity in which the individual is engaged in. It is the result of a stimulus in the environment or an internal change. Behaviours may be simple or complex and overt or covert.

Examples of overt behaviour

  1. (i) Blinking of eyes when a stone is hurled at a person

    (ii) Withdrawing the hand immediately after touching a hot pan

Examples of covert behaviour

  1. (i) The twitching of hand muscles while playing a game of chess.

    (ii) Pounding of heart during an interview.

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Q2 :  

How can you distinguish scientific psychology from the popular notions about the discipline of psychology?


Answer :

Scientific psychology can be distinguished from the popular notions about the discipline of psychology on the basis of the following characteristics:

Scientific psychology

Popular notion about psychology

1.

  1. It is based on scientific study of psychological phenomenon.

1.

  1. It uses common-sense knowledge to understand behaviour.

2.

  1. It explains the psychological phenomenon systematically on the basis of empirical data.

2.

  1. It explains the phenomenon on the basis of experiences, sayings or beliefs.

3.

  1. It studies the patterns of behaviour that can be predicted before they occur.

3.

  1. It explains events in hindsight after they occur.

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Q3 :  

Give a brief account of the evolution of psychology.


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Q4 :  

What are the problems for which collaboration of psychologists with other disciplines can be fruitful? Take any two problems to explain.


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Q5 :  

Differentiate between (a) a psychologist and a psychiatrist (b) a counsellor and a clinical psychologist.


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Q6 :  

Describe some of the areas of everyday life where understanding of psychology can be put to practice.


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Q7 :  

How can knowledge of the field of environmental psychology be used to promote

environment-friendly behaviour?


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Q8 :  

In terms of helping solve an important social problem such as crime, which branch of psychology do you think is most suitable? Identify the field and discuss the concerns of the psychologists working in this field.


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