What is Psychology?
Psychology is all about the study of human behaviour; the study of how people think, feel and react to others.
Through an A level Psychology course you will learn of the different ways in which psychologists have tried to study and explain many different aspects of human behaviour. The course is broken down into a number of distinct components, each of which examines human behaviour from a slightly different angle. The table below shows each of the four units covered over two years, and the range of human behaviours that we shall be investigating.
Exam Board: AQA
Paper 1 Introductory Topics
Psychopathology (Abnormal behaviour)
Paper 2 Psychology in Context
Approaches in Psychology
Paper 3 Issues and Options
Issues & debates
What skills will I gain from studying psychology?
You will develop:-
- your ability to investigate explanations for human behaviour with reference to psychological studies. (Behaviours include stress, sleep, memory, addiction and abnormal behaviour.)
- your ability to evaluate psychological theories in terms of their strengths weaknesses, evidence and applications to the real world
- an appreciation of the different experimental and non experimental methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour.
Where can I find out more information?
Mr Cornell, Miss Vaughan: firstname.lastname@example.org
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