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Psychology at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College

Course description

AS Modules

Term 1:

Cognitive Psychology: Memory, improving memory and eyewitness testimony

Developmental Psychology: Childhood attachments, what happens when attachments are broken, and what makes good day care

Research Methods: A solid introduction to the research methods, designs and statistics used across all Psychology topics

Term 2:

Social Psychology: Conformity, obedience and social change

Individual Differences: Abnormality, definitions, causes and treatments

Biological Psychology: Stress, its’ causes and treatments

A2 Modules

Term 3:

Issues and debates in Psychology: ethics, culture and gender bias, free will vs. determinism, etc.

Approaches in Psychology: Comparison of biological, behaviourist, social, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches.

Mental illnesses: Phobia will be studied in detail for symptoms, causes and treatment

Advanced Research Methods: Including inferential statistics and issues in research

Term 4:

Offers a range of 3 topic-based options from:

* Relationships (2013-14)
* Aggression
* Gender (2013-14)
* Eating Behaviour
* Biological rhythms and sleep (2013-14)
* Perception
* Intelligence and learning
* Cognition and development

Entry requirements

Minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above. Grade C (or above) in Mathematics and Science are essential.

Grade B (or above) in English Language is essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bellerive FCJ Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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