Psychology A and B

SACE Stage 1

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Psychology A and B

Sciences

SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits


This course includes an introduction to the study of Psychology and examines how psychological theory relates to our social world. The study of Psychology includes involving students in carrying out experiments and psychological investigations through collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data.
It enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
Psychology

  • Introduction to Psychology - a required background in the principles of research and ethics
Two of the following in each semester:

  • Social Behaviour - a study of helping behaviours, persuasion, conformity and aggression
  • Emotions - a study of what emotions are, the way they are expressed and how this impacts behaviour
  • Cognition - a study of thought processes and functions
  • Human Development - a study of how humans develop over their lifespan
  • Brain and Behaviour - a study of the structures of the brain and their functions
  • Intelligence - a study of how intelligence is determined; its cultural and biological limitations

Pathways

Skills and Applications tasks
60%
Investigation Folio 40%