Psychology 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams


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

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 what causes violence, mental health and addiction, 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 violence and criminality.
Approaches internal.

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

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

Term 4
Preparation for external examination.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Police Officer, Psychologist, Foreign Policy Officer, Human Resources Adviser, Policy Analyst, Social Worker