13 Psychology 1

13PS1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Turner

This is a university approved course in 2020.

It is likely that one class will operate during period 0, before school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

Psychology is the study of the human mind and human behaviour. In psychology, we examine both the unusual and the everyday behaviour you observe with the goal of understanding how it reveals the nature of the human mind. In doing so, we aim to develop a greater understanding of humanity and the issues surrounding it.

Students will:
• Study a range of psychological approaches that propose different models for explaining human behaviour
• Explore abnormal mental function to better understand the complexities of mental disorders.
• Examine in-depth examples of significant psychological research and analyse how they have helped shape our understanding of society
• Create a research design, conduct their own psychological research and analyse the results
• Consider the limitations and ethical implications found in the field of psychology


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

13PS1 - Supplementary costs: Nil


Prerequisites

At least 14 level 2 English reading and/or writing credits, of which 4 credits are from externally assessed achievement standards
AND Teacher in Charge approval

Please note that staffing constraints may limit the number of classes on offer.  In this instance other relevant criteria will be used for selection.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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.