PSY3
This course requires 2 options.

Psychology - Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 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 Schizophrenia, mental health, human error in crashes, and theories on anger.

Note that this course offers Level 3 achievement standards and Psychology is an approved subject for university entrance.


Course Overview

Term 1
The various approaches to explaining Schizophrenia.
Approaches internal.

Term 2
Why do humans crash? An investigation into attention.
Famous experiments internal.

Term 3
Experimental design and experiment internal.
Issues in Psychology: ethic of animal testing, and gender roles

Term 4
Preparation for external examination.

Prerequisites

Psychology 2 is recommended. It may help if a student has studied BIo 2 and / or His 2 but this is not required.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91876 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.5 - Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91874 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.3 - Conduct independent psychological research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91873 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a key piece of research and its impact on society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91872 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.1 - Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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