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it used to be high scoring subject until the 2015 paper in which it was badly, badly hit, and with the change in paper pattern, no one is sure how the scoring trend will fare out.

The syllabus is very lengthy for a 100 mark paper but if you're still interested, Atkinson and Hilgard's Intro to Psychcology is a book that covers most of the syllabus.
Okay! Jazak'Allah Khair. What about sociology? It's in the same group as psychology.
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Okay! Jazak'Allah Khair. What about sociology? It's in the same group as psychology.

It's your own aptitude, go through the syllabus, it's far more general in nature and scoring trends have been good. The books by Tagga cover most of the sociology syllabus.

http://www.cssforum.com.pk/css-optio...sociology.html
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In my experience, background in psychology is not required but as far as this particular paper goes... syllabus is toooooo much for 100 marks. Also, the syllabus FPSC has given is so much confusing that you would not understand what to cover and what to leave. If you opt for it, it will DEFINITELY take a time toll on your other subjects. And it took decades for FPSC to reach this, how soon do you think they are going to change it back to 200.
So my advice is choose another subject that has relatively lesser syllabus coverage because my one whole subject got left behind for the reason that i opted for psychology.
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can i go for psychology with null background in this respective subject,
i have an engineering background
i have seen past papers,this subject interests me but everyone is saying that it is a very confusing subject and one shouldn't opt it without a proper background
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is there a chance that it could be of 200 marks in the 2017 sallybus ?
I have an engineering background and i have prepared it.You can prepare it with out any background of Psychology.It can fetch you good marks .The only thing that matters is your interest in this subject.Make your own decision.!

If you have any query regarding its preparation .I might help you in that regard.
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You don't require the background. It is one of the most interesting subjects you'll study and you will enjoy it too. It is not confusing at all except one chapter about the function of brain which took me slightly more time.

Use a book which is interesting and has illustrations and experiments to help you understand better.

Other than that there is a series of Psychology lectures by Yale university which coincides with the CSS syllabus. There are also a "Crash Course" in Psychology by Hank Green.
The book I used was FPSC recommended Atkinson and Hilgard's Introduction to psychology, Other than that I used Introduction to psychology by J.W.kalat.
I hope this helps, have a nice prep
what was your score in Psychology?
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Well, psychology is a great subject to study if your are interested but I think it should not be an elective for a candidate with no know how of Biology. Even people with strong base in biology may not do good in its exam. Because its not all about brains anatomy and physiology but you have to deal with applied psychology. As per new CSS trends, paper will be analysitical not about what? or how? So kidly take an expert advice. It will be better for you...Good Luck
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As ce-2016 is announced and Alhamdulliah i scored 71 in psychology. The reason why you should go for it

1) course is not that lengthy
2) concepts are easy to grasp
3) People with biology Background have an edge , non bio people can cover the course in max 10 days
4) Questions are more or less ratta type with some conceptual one's
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As ce-2016 is announced and Alhamdulliah i scored 71 in psychology. The reason why you should go for it

1) course is not that lengthy
2) concepts are easy to grasp
3) People with biology Background have an edge , non bio people can cover the course in max 10 days
4) Questions are more or less ratta type with some conceptual one's
I am thinking to switch sociology with psychology, as i got only 35 marks in the former. I went through psychology(200 marks) past papers and found the course of Paper-2 somewhat difficult. And they have given 3 questions from the paper-2 portion in 2016 paper.
First, what book would you recommend for psychology, especially the area previously covered by paper-2?
Second, there are questions regarding disorders and therapies in the past papers, are they included in the new course as well? And if they are included, would we be able to prepare them through the book?
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As ce-2016 is announced and Alhamdulliah i scored 71 in psychology. The reason why you should go for it

1) course is not that lengthy
2) concepts are easy to grasp
3) People with biology Background have an edge , non bio people can cover the course in max 10 days
4) Questions are more or less ratta type with some conceptual one's
please share the books and material where from you prepared and how you have attempted your answers.
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