PSY2
This course requires 2 options.

Psychology 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams

Psychology is a subject focussed on explaining behaviour. The main focus of Psychology Level Two is addiction issues. Topic studied will include: Examine the different psychological approaches used to explain addiction, and examine how psychological debate has changed on addiction over time. This course will introduce some key psychology concepts.It will also involve designing and carrying out an experiment. Social psychology and the Psychology of Sport will also be covered. 


https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/subjects/psychology/



Course Overview

Term 1
Approaches used to explain behaviour: Behaviourism, Psychoanalysis, and Biology
How different Psychological approaches seek to explain addiction and other issues.
Is addiction a choice or are you more likely to become addicted to something because your parents were?
How does psychology treat people with addiction?
Internal on approaches to explain behaviour.

Term 2
Addiction: what causes addiction?
Is substance abuse generational?
What is the Rat park experiment?
Social media and its impacts
Debate internal

Term 3

Famous experiments - The Milgram Experiment, Little Albert, The Bobo Doll experiment
Sport Psychology and Criminal Psychology
What is conformity? Are we all sheep blindly following the crowd? Why do we do things without question?

Term 4
Special study on sleep disorders.

Prerequisites

 ENG1, HIS 1, GEO1, HUM 1, PSY 1 

Pathway

Psychology is a subject focussed on explaining behaviour. It is a rapidly growing area. It leads too many careers including psychologist, counselling, marketing, teaching, social work, psychiatrist, police, justice, and law. If you interested in why people do certain things, it is a good option for you.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91844 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.1 - Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91845 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.2 - Examine how a psychological debate has changed over time
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 7

A.S. 91846 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.3 - Conduct psychological research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 4

A.S. 91847 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.4 - Examine how theory is used in fields of psychological practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 1

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 0