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Transcript of Psychology
What skills do you need?
What will you study in year 12?
How does memory work? Why do we forget? How accurate is memory? How can we improve recall?
What will you study in year 13?
A level Psychology take you?
Teaching and Research in Psychology
Sport & Exercise Psychology
What is Psychology?
The study of the human mind, it’s functions and how it affects behaviour.
What is it? How does it affect our body? How can we deal with it?
Aim: To develop an awareness of the
Psychology A - level .
explore what Psychology involves
describe some of the topics covered
detail the skills you need
demonstrate where Psychology can take you
Fact or Fib
Psychologists can read people's minds
Psychology is a Science
Psychology is the fourth most popular A level choice
Put your left thumb on your right ear
Put your hands on your hips
Take one foot off the floor
Put your hands on your head
Put your right palm on another person’s right palm
Put your right hand on your left elbow
Please stand behind your chair
Why did you obey?
Research Methods -
How do we conduct experiments?
What are the ethical considerations?
How do we form attachments? What happens when children are deprived from their parents?
Find a partner.
Take it in turns to count backwards in twos from 50...
Why do people conform? Why do they obey? How can we influence people? How can we resist being influenced?
What is "abnormality"? What causes mental illness? Therapies?
What are the causes? Biological, Social, Evolutionary explanations.
What influence our food preferences? Why do diets fail? What causes eating disorders?
What makes us attracted to others? Why do relationships end? Cultural differences.
Psychopathology - Schizophrenia
How is it diagnosed? What is the cause? How is it treated?
Psychology in Action - Media
What are the effects on pro & anti social behaviour? What are the consequences of intense fandom?
Builds on AS Research Methods
A - levels
Approved by the BPS
Masters / PhD etc
15 - 20% of Psychology graduates do...
What else ?
1/3rd - go into the
E.g: Health Service, Education/Teaching, Civil Service & Armed Forces.
1/3rd - go into
industry or commerce
E.g: market research, personnel management, food and drink & pharmaceutical industries.
The remainder have a
Work independently & in groups
Ability to listen
Maths is involved...
Not an easy subject
But if you're interested in understanding thoughts and behaviour you'll enjoy it.
Think critically and justify opinions
Evaluate theories / research
Apply them to novel situations
- shares common themes
– links with stress & abnormality
– writing skills are important
any subject combination
Willing to participate in discussions & debates