Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Psychology Optional

In this post of Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Psychology Optional we endeavour to provide you with the list of best books for UPSC CSE Psychology Optional.

Psychology optional is a popular optional subject for civil services examination. The usual reasons cited by aspirants to take this as optional in IAS Exam are that it is a simple and safe choice; it is scoring and so on.

In this article, you will get an idea of various books needed for this UPSC Psychology optional subject. Candidates should spend a lot of time deciding on an optional subject for UPSC Mains.

Paper-I of Psychology covers theoretical concepts. It basically includes the foundation principles of the subject. Paper-II talks about the application aspect of psychology in various fields.

Here are the Best Reference Books for Paper – I & Paper – II

  • Psychology XI & XII Std NCERT
  • Introduction to Psychology Morgan & King
  • Systems & Theories of Psychology Krawiec & Chaplin
  • Psychology by Morgan and King
  • Psychology by Ciccarelli
  • Social Psychology Baron & Byrne
  • Theories of Personality Hall & Lindzey
  • Psychology Robert A Baron
  • Statistics for Psychology by Aron, Aron, Coups
  • Social Psychology by Robert Baron, Branscombe, Gopa Bhardwaj, Byrne
  • Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences by A K Singh – Bharti Bhawan publications
  • Social Psychology by Robert Baron, Branscombe, Gopa Bhardwaj, Byrne
  • The Psychology of Small Groups Shaw

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