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AQA - Psychology at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

Course description

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the SCIENTIFIC study of (mostly) human behaviour.

It is not mind reading and will not help you understand why your boyfriend/girlfriend acts in a certain way. It will however give you a greater insight into abnormal human behaviour, group identity as well as why we can often predict and treat negative behaviour.

What you will learn:
The course is AQA-B specification, split into 2 years (AS, A2) and 4 different units.

Unit 1:

Approaches to Psychology: Behaviourist, Psychodynamic, Cognitive, Social learning theory,
Biological and Humanistic. Research methods in psychology, Biopsychology and Psychology of gender development.

Unit 2:

Social psychology (how society learns to behave in certain ways and inter group discrimination), Cognitive , psychology (how we learn, store and retrieve information), Individual differences (differences between people including
autism)

Unit 3

(A2): Schizophrenia and mood disorders, Forensic psychology and Child development.

Unit 4: Approaches in psychology, Debates surrounding psychology and applied research methods in psychology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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