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Psychology at Newbold Community School

Course description

Psychology is an appropriate course for anyone with an interest in understanding human behaviour. Having
said this, next time you meet a psychologist, don’t assume that he or she can solve your problems or read
your mind or don’t think that he or she is trying to ‘figure you out’ or judge you. That is NOT the point of

Psychologists study things you’ve probably never considered. They investigate the newly discovered
phenomenon of something called mirror neurons, the question of which visual cues activate what areas of
the brain, which is the stage of sleep in which we dream and so on.

Psychologists also focus on things that have probably happened to you or someone you know. Ever had a
word ‘right on the tip of your tongue’? Does your cat come running every time it hears you opening a can?
When you are driving, why do you stop at the sight of something as flimsy as a red light? Do some songs
make you happy and others make you sad? Have you ever had a bad day and taken it out on your dog?
Has a smell ever reminded you of an event or place in your past? Psychologists study these and other
common phenomena. Psychology also plays an important part in marketing. The fact that more cereal
commercials are shown at night than during the rest of the day is no accident!

Why should you study this course? Because psychology is a fascinating and rewarding subject!

Entry requirements

Grade C in English, Grade C in Mathematics and Grade C in Science is required for entry to this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbold Community School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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