Psychology 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams


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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; the power of advertising. Some debates that will be explored include: nature vs nurture, and is advertising making us obese?

It will also cover famous Psychology experiments and sports psychology.

Course Overview

Term 1
The various approaches used to explain behaviour.
How the brain works.
Internal on approaches.

Term 2
Are humans and animals the product of nature or nurture? Twin and triple studies will be discussed.
Is advertising making humans unhealthy?
Debates in psychology internal.

Term 3
Famous experiments in Psychology: Milgram's experiment and the Robber's cave
Experiment design internal.
Sports Psychology.
Fields internal.

Term 4
Finish internal on Sports
Sleep and dreams study.

Learning Areas:



Classical Studies 2, Geography 2, History 2, Philosophy 2, Psychology 2, Social Studies 2

Psychology leads too many careers. These include teaching, psychologist, social work, the police, criminologist, research, counselling, and marketing.

Career Pathways

Counsellor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Career Consultant