Psychology - Level 1

PSY1
Course Description

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An introduction to Psychology. Psychology is the study of the brain and behaviour. Key issues faced by psychologists: 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 experiments and community 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.

Pathway

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

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

Prerequisites

Open Entry


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91839 v1 Psychology 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of psychological approaches
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A.S. 91840 v1 Psychology 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of a psychological debate
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A.S. 91841 v1 Psychology 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the methods used in psychological research
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A.S. 91842 v1 Psychology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how theory is used in fields of psychological practice
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Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Psychology nurse, social work, teaching, psychiatry, sports psychology, police, human resources, counsellor, social policy researcher, health promotion, health and safety inspector, corrections officer, therapy assistant.


Disclaimer

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