Presentation on theme: "Higher Psychology An Introduction. Recommended Entry Candidates will normally be expected to have attained the following or equivalent: –Standard Grade."— Presentation transcript:
Recommended Entry Candidates will normally be expected to have attained the following or equivalent: –Standard Grade in a social subject at Credit level or an equivalent Intermediate 2 Course or Units –Or Intermediate 2 Psychology –And Standard Grade English at Credit level or Communication at Intermediate 2 Should you be here?
Welcome Welcome to the Higher Psychology Course Higher Psychology is a really interesting course and is a great qualification to have for many careers and courses. However, the course is hard work and requires lots of motivation. –Why do you think psychology is a difficult higher to take?
Getting Started Before we really begin the course there are two fundamental questions we need to consider. –What do you think they are? What is psychology? How is the Higher Psychology course arranged?
What is Psychology? What do you think of when you think of psychology? How do you imagine psychologists to look like? Do you know of any famous psychologists? Your first task is to find a good definition of psychology and display this as a memorable and colourful poster.
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? You will be studying 5 domains (areas) of psychology. –Cognitive Psychology –Physiological Psychology –Social Psychology –Psychology of Individual Differences –Research Methods These domains are spread across three units.
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? The three Units to be covered are: –1. Understanding the individual –2. Investigating behaviour –3. The individual in the social context 1. Understanding the individual –Topic: Memory (Cognitive Psychology) –Topic: Stress (Physiological Psychology)
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? 2. Investigating Behaviour –Domain: Research Methods –Nature of research process is studied and an individual research investigation project is carried out. 3. Individual in the Social Context –Three of the following topics:
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? TopicsDomains Prejudice Social Psychology Anti-social behaviour Conformity & obedience Social relationships Atypical behaviour – definitions and origins Psychology of Individual Differences Atypical behaviour – therapies Intelligence
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? Assessment Objectives –1. Knowledge & Understanding –2. Analysis & Evaluation –3. Practical Research Skills Unit assessments: –Unit 1 = NAB covering objectives 1 & 2 –Unit 2: 50% = NAB covering objectives 1 & 2 50% = Research project covering objective 3 –Unit 3 = NAB covering objectives 1 & 2
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? Course Assessment –Research Investigation = 20% –Question Paper = 80% Question Paper –2 hours 30 minutes –3 sections –100 marks –Approx 60% K&U, 40% A&E
How is the Higher Psychology course arranged? Approximate grade boundaries: –70% = A –65% = B –50% = C
Ground Rules Why should we establish ground rules in psychology? Think of a rule which you would like to have for our psychology lessons. Discuss your rule with the person next to you. Get together in groups of four to share your ideas for rules. Join to form a group of 8 and work together to pick your top 5 rules.