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Full-Time AS & A Level Psychology Duration 1 - 2 Years Venue Newcastle-under-Lyme College Study Mode Full-time Course Level Level 3 - A Level & equivalent Department Newcastle Sixth Form Centre Course Description Psychology is the 'science of the brain and behaviour' so you'll find out why people behave in different ways and how the brain works. What's more, you'll look at everything from eyewitness testimony to eating disorders, stress and aggression. AS Level: Unit 1 - Cognitive Psychology: memory theories, memory in everyday life and memory improvement. Developmental Psychology: explanations of and types of attachment, the consequences of disrupting attachment and the effects of day care. Research Methods: the methodes used by psychologists to find out about behaviour eg experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews. Unit 2 - Biological Psychology: the body's response to stress, factors affecting stress and coping with stress. Social Influence: majority and minority influence, obedience and independent behaviour. How people resist pressure to conform or obey. Individual Differences: definitions of abnormality, different approaches to abnormal behaviour and therapies including drugs and electro-convulsive therapy. A Level: Unit 3 - Biological Rhythms and Sleep: different types of rhythm and the consequences of disrupting rhythms, the nature and function of sleep and sleep disorders. Relationships: the formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships, human reproductive behaviour and relationships in different cultures. Aggression: explanation of aggression, social and biological reasons for aggression with examples of group aggression eg sports events. Unit 4 - Psychopathology: schizophrenia, models of schizophrenia, how it is classified and diagnosed. Psychology in Action: anomalistic psychology, issues of fraud and controversial studies of ESP. Factors underlying anomalous experience and belief in exceptional experience ege out of body experience. Psychological Research and Scientific Method: how psychologists investigate, designing investigations, data analysis and reporting investigations. Where will course take me? The study of AS or Advanced Level Psychology provides an excellent general qualification for many careers. Those wishing to progress to Higher Education will find that universities recognise the independence of thought and critical awareness that A level Psychology courses develop. In addition, many employers appreciate the skills and knowledge that Psychology students will have gained. You can use psychology to get into some great career areas like educational psychology and social work. On a personal level, students will find that their awareness of psychological issues enhances their understanding of the mind and of both their own and others' behaviour. Course Assessment Method Written examinations. Awarding Body AQA Target Mode 16-18

Full-Time AS & A Level Psychology Duration 1 - 2 Years Venue Newcastle-under-Lyme College Study Mode Full-time Course Level Level 3 - A Level & equivalent Department Newcastle Sixth Form Centre Course Description Psychology is the 'science of the brain and behaviour' so you'll find out why people behave in different ways and how the brain works. What's more, you'll look at everything from...

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