Level 1 Psychology 101
Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Lomax.
Psychology is the study of human behaviour. The emphasis of this course is on helping students understand the theoretical concepts and research methods associated with Psychology.
The Year 11 Psychology programme looks at the following areas;
- Clinical Psychology: Students will be introduced to psychological approaches that can help explain human behaviour and they will be applying their knowledge to explain phobia. Students will look at the field of clinical psychology and learn theories to explain the positive and negative aspects of stress. We will also apply knowledge to understand stress management techniques.
- Social psychology: Psychologists are very interested to understand why we conform to group or individual pressure, in this topic we will examine the influence of conformity on behaviour and will run our own conformity experiments.
There are no externals in this 101 course
Clinical Psychology: Students will learn the key theories/ approaches and how they explain behaviour. They will relate these to real-life applications.
Is Psychology a Science? Students will learn about the key features of Science and how Psychological research meets this threshold.
Ethics: Students will learn about the NZ Code of ethics.
Students will look at a contemporary social issue. Students will investigate criminal profiling techniques and eyewitness testimony.
Students will look at the field of clinical psychology and learn theories to explain the positive and negative aspects of stress. We will also apply knowledge to understand stress management techniques.
Recommended Prior Learning
The maturity to cope with all aspects of human behaviour and mental health issues in a classroom environment. Please be aware this is a literacy heavy course.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines
Term: 3, Week: 7