What does the course consist of?
You will be given the opportunity to study many of the core areas of psychology, thus giving you a broad knowledge of the subject.
- Social influence – why do we obey authority? What if they told you to kill someone?
- Memory– what are the different types, and why do we remember somethings and forget others? Also, how memories can be changed, and why we can't trust eyewitness accounts.
- Child psychology- how we form attachments with caregivers, and what are the consequences of separation or being isolated from caregivers?
- Approaches in psychology – how do different fields explain behaviour? Is all behaviour learnt? Or can it be explained by biology?
- Abnormality – why are some peoples behaviours different to our own? How can we explain it from different psychological perspectives? You will also learn about disorder such as phobias, depression and OCD.
- Research Methods- Students are also taught how researchers conduct their research- the use of experiments, observations and interviews, to name a few.
To enable you to understand the way in which psychological concepts, theories and principles can be applied to everyday life, we focus on:
- Biological rhythms and sleep
- Eating Behaviours
- Schizophrenia – what causes the disorder and what treatments are available
- The psychology of addictive behaviours – what makes people vulnerable to addictive behaviours? How can this be reduced?
- Research – This will enable you to develop your skills in designing a specific practical project that could be carried out. You will be required to design, conduct and evaluate different research methods.