Psychology - Level 1

PSY1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: P. Adams

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?


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?
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

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91842 v1 Psychology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how theory is used in fields of psychological practice
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 2
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 91841 v1 Psychology 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the methods used in psychological research
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 6
Term: 3, Week: 7
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91840 v1 Psychology 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of a psychological debate
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 10
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91839 v1 Psychology 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of psychological approaches
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 9
1
I
6
Y
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

POLICY
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