Presentation on theme: "Psychology AS/A Level 10/12/20141. Why study Psychology? You will gain an insight into some of the key areas of psychology You will be expected to explore."— Presentation transcript:
Why study Psychology? You will gain an insight into some of the key areas of psychology You will be expected to explore reasons and motivations behind different areas of human behaviour You will develop you analytic skills as you examine different issues in Psychology, such as ethics, culture and gender. The course brings together explanations from different psychological approaches and engages you in issues and debates in psychology 10/12/20142
What is Psychology? Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. Studying the subject will give you a unique understanding into why people behave and think in a certain way and what causes human behaviour. 10/12/20143
The AS Psychology course You study 6 topics in psychology: o Memory o Attachment o Research Methods o Stress o Abnormality o Conformity & obedience o You are assessed by 2 exam papers 10/12/20144
TheA2 Psychology course Unit 3 – You study the following three topics o Biological Rhythms & Sleep o Relationships o Eating Behaviour Unit 4 – You study the following three topics o Schizophrenia o Addiction o Research Methods 10/12/20145
Advantages of studying Psychology It provides an excellent foundation for Psychology Higher Education courses such as criminal psychology It will help develop skills that will be of benefit to many other non psychology related disciples A knowledge of psychology can be useful in a variety of jobs including welfare, medicine, law, teaching and the police. 10/12/20146
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