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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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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
in it !
is there a chance that it could be of 200 marks in the 2017 sallybus ?
If you have an engineering background, I believe you can opt for psychology easily. The reason behind this belief is that psychology, just like all other science subjects requires to the point answering of questions. Candidates with engineering background can easily go with it. It is not at all confusing. It has some Biology portion, which turns out to be a little difficult for candidates with zero Bio background. However, for CSS you have to opt for subjects where your additional effort is required to score high. But it's worth the risk.

Moreover, if you find it interesting, you should go for it. It will give you good marks, provided you support your answers with illustrations and diagrams where ever required.

There is quite a hullaballoo over the revision of syllabus and subjects already. I dont think that the FPSC will change the marks or the syllabus for another century now. So expect Psychology to be of 100 marks for your 2017 attempt.
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If you have an engineering background, I believe you can opt for psychology easily. The reason behind this belief is that psychology, just like all other science subjects requires to the point answering of questions. Candidates with engineering background can easily go with it. It is not at all confusing. It has some Biology portion, which turns out to be a little difficult for candidates with zero Bio background. However, for CSS you have to opt for subjects where your additional effort is required to score high. But it's worth the risk.

Moreover, if you find it interesting, you should go for it. It will give you good marks, provided you support your answers with illustrations and diagrams where ever required.

There is quite a hullaballoo over the revision of syllabus and subjects already. I dont think that the FPSC will change the marks or the syllabus for another century now. So expect Psychology to be of 100 marks for your 2017 attempt.
thankyou mam for such a quick reply!
about that diagrams thing ,what exactly were you implying ? i mean biological diagrams like brain,frontal lobes etc ?
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can i go for psychology with null background in this respective subject,
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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 ?
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.
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are there any diagrams like the biological ones, i mean like structure of brain etc
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Yes, there are diagrams but they aren't too many. They are mostly related to structure and function of the brain.But I can't draw to save my life. I didn't prepare them.
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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
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thankyou mam for such a quick reply!
about that diagrams thing ,what exactly were you implying ? i mean biological diagrams like brain,frontal lobes etc ?
Not all are from the bio portion. You can get good marks if you make flow charts. Figure work in topics like "learning" and "development" will enable you to score high.

The examiner wants to see if your concepts are clear. So any answer supported with aids and diagrams will fetch a high score for you. The best part about Psychology is that it doesn't demand unnecessary lengthy answers. A complete and to the point answer will do. No need to beat about the bush.
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