- Course Level: AS Level
- Qualification: AS
- Awarded By: AQA
Introduction to course
Have you ever thought why we act the way we do, what makes us tick, why we get angry or why we fall in love?
Psychology is the study of behaviour and covers many aspects of it such as instinct, sensation, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, intelligence, dreams and sleep. Psychologists believe that the human mind and animal movements can be examined as carefully as astrophysicists study the galaxies or biochemists study DNA.
During your studies you will have the opportunity to explore the following areas of Psychology:
- Cognitive Psychology (Memory) - which will give you an understanding of the models of memory and how we use memory in everyday life.
- Social Psychology - in which you will learn to understand, demonstrate and evaluate the influences of society, groups and individuals on people's behaviour.
- Psychological abnormality (Psychopathology) - defining abnormality, features of the key explanations of abnormality and treatments for abnormal thought and behaviour.
- Developmental Psychology - investigates the ways in which children and adults develop
- Physiological Psychology - here you will learn how the brain, the nervous system, the endocrine system and genetics provide an important insight into human behaviour and experience.
- Research Methods and Data Analysis - which is an introduction to the different methods of research employed in Psychology. You will learn how to carry out your own research and analyse the data you obtain.
In addition to the general entry requirements, you are also required to have the following:
C in English and Maths and 2 B grades in relevant subjects.
Where the course lead
Most university courses and careers in Social Work, Advertising, Human Resources and Management value a degree in Psychology.
GCSE Psychology is also available.
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