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Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams
An introduction to Psychology. Psychology is the study of the brain and behaviour. Key issues faced by psychologists will be looked at. These include depression; community mental health; and what makes great athletes. Some debates that will be explored include: nature vs nurture, and what makes athletes and criminals.
It will also cover famous Psychology experiments and sports psychology.
The various approaches used to explain behaviour.
Questions looked at will include:
Why do you automatically put your set belt on when entering a car?
Why does a simple noise like a bell ringing make you get up out of your seat and go to your next class?
Is there a part of the brain that controls emotions? What if this part of the brain was “switched” off?
Are humans and animals the product of nature or nurture?
Was Lebron James destined to be great?
Was Jack the Ripper always going to go down that dark path?
Famous experiments in Psychology
Milgram's experiment and the Robber's cave
Why does every elite sports team in the world employ a Sports psychologist?
What is the “top two inches” elite sportsman and coaches speak of?
How can you tell if some really is insane? How can someone tell if a witness is reliable or not?
Finish internal on Sports
Sleep and dreams study.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 7
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Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 6
Term: 3, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 2