This course requires 2 options.
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams
A rapidly developing field, Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and its biological and mental processes, supplemented by investigations of animal behaviour. Psychologists systematically test ideas and beliefs against theories that are measurable and observable.
The course will cover what causes violence, the Stanford Prison experiment, prejudice, and theories on anger.
Note that this course offers Level 3 achievement standards and Psychology is an approved subject for university entrance.
The various approaches to explaining violence and criminality.
Why do people commit murder? theories include biological, environment and psychodynamic factors.
Stanford prison experiment: why is this so famous?
Eyewitness testimony and studies into this.
How does psychology explain prejudice?
Famous experiments internal.
Experimental design and experiment internal on memory or anger.
Theories on criminology.
Issues in Psychology: ethics of animal testing, and gender roles.
Is it ethical to do experiments on monkeys and young children?
Preparation for external examination.
Psychology 2 is recommended. It may help if a student has studied BIo 2 and / or His 2 but this is not required.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
* 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
* at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.