Psychology - Level 2

PSY2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: P. Adams

Psychology is a subject focussed on explaining behaviour. Topic studied will include: 

Examine the different psychological approaches used to explain behaviour, and examine how psychological debate has changed over time. This course will introduce some key psychology concepts. The course will also cover: OCD; Bipolar disorder, group conformity. Designing an Experiment; Psychology of Sport.


Course Overview

Term 1
Approaches used to explain behaviour: Behaviourism, Psychoanalysis, and Biology
OCD and Bi - polar disorder
Internal on approaches

Term 2
Social media and its impacts
How cell phones have changed behaviour
Debate internal

Term 3
Research / experiment
Sport Psychology and Criminal Psychology

Term 4
Special study on sleep disorders

Pathway

Classical Studies - Level 3, Geography - Level 3, History - Level 3, Psychology - Level 3

Psychology is a subject focussed on explaining behaviour. It is a rapidly growing area. It leads to many careers.

Prerequisites

 ENG1, HIS 1, GEO1, HUM 1, PSY 1 


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91847 v1 Psychology 2.4 - Examine how theory is used in fields of psychological practice
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 1
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91846 v1 Psychology 2.3 - Conduct psychological research with guidance
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 4
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91845 v1 Psychology 2.2 - Examine how a psychological debate has changed over time
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 7
2
I
3
Y
3r
A.S. 91844 v1 Psychology 2.1 - Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 1, Week: 10
2
I
6
Y
6r
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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