Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour: how we think, feel, act and interact individually and in groups.

Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and with the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying that behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice.

We are all interested in what makes people tick and how this understanding can help solve major problems in society.

Psychology is a science and psychologists study human behaviour by observing, measuring and testing, then arriving at conclusions that are rooted in sound scientific methodology.

Applied or practising psychologists use the knowledge gained from this research in a wide range of settings. Applied psychologists help people with all sorts of problems, working with them to bring about change for the better.

Types of Psychologist

  • Clinical psychologists
  • Counselling psychologists
  • Educational psychologists
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Health psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Occupational psychologists
  • Sport and exercise psychologists
  • Teachers and researchers in psychology

What is Studied in each Year

 What is Studied in Year 10
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Sex and Gender Attachment Memory Obedience Atypical behaviours Revision
Research methods Research methods
What is Studied in Year 11
Autumn   1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1
Criminal behaviour Perception Non verbal The self Revision
Cognitive development Cognitive development Research methods