This course requires 2 options.
Psychology - Level 3
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.
The various approaches to explaining Schizophrenia.
Why do humans crash? An investigation into attention.
Famous experiments internal.
Experimental design and experiment internal.
Issues in Psychology: ethic of animal testing, and gender roles
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.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
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