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GRE Subject Test: Psychology

What is the test pattern for GRE Psychology

  • No. of Questions: 205 Multiple Choice Questions

Syllabus and Question Paper Pattern


I. BIOLOGICAL (17–21%)

    Sensation and Perception (5–7%)
        Psychophysics, Signal Detection
        Attention
        Perceptual Organization
        Vision
        Audition
        Gustation
        Olfaction
        Somatosenses
        Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses
        Theories, Applications and Issues
    Physiological/Behavioral Neuroscience (12–14%)
        Neurons
        Sensory Structures and Processes
        Motor Structures and Functions
        Central Structures and Processes
        Motivation, Arousal, Emotion
        Cognitive Neuroscience
        Neuromodulators and Drugs
        Hormonal Factors
        Comparative and Ethology
        States of Consciousness
        Theories, Applications and Issues

II. COGNITIVE (17–24%)

    Learning (3–5%)
        Classical Conditioning
        Instrumental Conditioning
        Observational Learning, Modeling
        Theories, Applications and Issues
    Language (3–4%)
        Units (phonemes, morphemes, phrases)
        Syntax
        Meaning
        Speech Perception and Processing
        Reading Processes
        Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
        Bilingualism
        Theories, Applications and Issues
    Memory (7–9%)
        Working Memory
        Long-term Memory
        Types of Memory
        Memory Systems and Processes
        Theories, Applications and Issues
    Thinking (4–6%)
        Representation (Categorization, Imagery, Schemas, Scripts)
        Problem Solving
        Judgment and Decision-Making Processes
        Planning, Metacognition
        Intelligence
        Theories, Applications and Issues

III. SOCIAL (12–14%)

    Social Perception, Cognition, Attribution, Beliefs
    Attitudes and Behavior
    Social Comparison, Self
    Emotion, Affect, and Motivation
    Conformity, Influence, and Persuasion
    Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships
    Group and Intergroup Processes
    Cultural or Gender Influences
    Evolutionary Psychology, Altruism, and Aggression
    Theories, Applications and Issues

IV. DEVELOPMENTAL (12–14%)

    Nature-Nurture
    Physical and Motor
    Perception and Cognition
    Language
    Learning, Intelligence
    Social, Personality
    Emotion
    Socialization, Family and Cultural
    Theories, Applications and Issues

V. CLINICAL (15–19%)

    Personality (3–5%)
        Theories
        Structure
        Personality and Behavior
        Applications and Issues
    Clinical and Abnormal (12–14%)
        Stress, Conflict, Coping
        Diagnostic Systems
        Assessment
        Causes and Development of Disorders
        Neurophysiological Factors
        Treatment of Disorders
        Epidemiology
        Prevention
        Health Psychology
        Cultural or Gender Issues
        Theories, Applications and Issues

VII. MEASUREMENT/METHODOLOGY/ OTHER (15–19%)

        General (4–6%)
            History
            Industrial-Organizational
            Educational
        Measurement and Methodology (11–13%)
            Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity
            Research Designs
            Statistical Procedures
            Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence
            Ethics and Legal Issues
            Analysis and Interpretation of Findings

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