Psychology - Level 3

PSY3
Course Description

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
The various approaches to explaining Schizophrenia.
Approaches internal.

Term 2
Why do humans crash? An investigation into attention.
Famous experiments internal.

Term 3
Experimental design and experiment internal.
Issues in Psychology: ethic of animal testing, and gender roles

Term 4
Preparation for external examination.

Prerequisites

Psychology 2 is recommended. It may help if a student has studied BIo 2 and / or His 2 but this is not required.


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. 91876 v1 Psychology 3.5 - Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice
3
E
3
Y
3r,3w
A.S. 91874 v1 Psychology 3.3 - Conduct independent psychological research with consultation
3
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91873 v1 Psychology 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a key piece of research and its impact on society
3
I
3
Y
3r
A.S. 91872 v1 Psychology 3.1 - Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches
3
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 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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