13 Psychology 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Megan Butler


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.

OR HoF approval 


This is a university approved course in 2022.

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


Social Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*13PS1* - Supplementary costs: Nil