In the first year you will gain a broad understanding of introductory topics in psychology including:
- Approaches in psychology (psychodynamic, humanistic behaviourism, biopsychology, cognitive)
- Social influence (conformity, obedience and minority influence)
- Memory (short & long term memory, forgetting, eyewitness testimony)
- Pscyhopathology - phobias, depression, OCD
- Attachment (caregiver-infant interactions, types of attachment, orphan studies)
- Research methods (how psychologists conduct experiments, observations, etc)
In the second year you will develop your understanding of biopsychology, including the nervous system and functions of the brain. You will then advance to the study of several important areas within psychology such as Aggression, Schizophrenia and Gender.
Studying an A-Level in Psychology is highly useful for a wide range of university courses and careers. It will help you understand why individuals in society behave as they do whilst enabling you to develop a broad skill set, including independent enquiry, evaluation, conducting research and analysing data. It is looked upon favourably by admissions tutors and employers.