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Psychology at Hanham Woods Academy

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the brain and human behaviour. According to the British Psychological Society (BPS): Psychology is the study of people; how they think, how they act, react and interact. Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour, and the thoughts, feelings and motivation underlying such behaviour

A) Cognitive Psychology How does your memory work? How can you improve your memory? Are your memories really true?

B) Developmental Psychology How does your early childhood affect your older self? What happens to children who are raised in care? Does day care do more harm than good to young children?

C) Research Methods How do psychologists find out about human behaviour? What are the problems of studying human behaviour? How can you do your own research studies?

A) Biological Psychology Why do people get stressed? How can stress make you ill? What’s the best way to deal with stress in everyday life?

B) Social Psychology Why do people follow fashions and conform to social stereotypes? Why do we obey rules and do what we’re told by others? Why do some people rebel?

C) Individual Differences What is mental illness? Why does it happen? What’s the best way to treat common disorders like phobias, depression, OCD or schizophrenia?

Entry requirements

Grade B in English and Maths or Science.

Psychology is a fascinating but challenging subject which requires confident literacy skills and a good understanding of ‘How Science Works’. You also really need to be interested in people!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanham Woods Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

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