Psychology

SACE Stage 2

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Psychology

Psychology

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


Students will explore the concepts of Psychology designed to explain the universality of the human experience while recognising individual and cultural diversity. This includes the biological, psychological, and social drives of behaviour.

Students will explore how psychological principles are studied and applied, to make society more cohesive and equitable, to advance the wellbeing of individuals, groups, and societies.

The course focuses on various growing psychological fields of study, ethics that govern psychological research and how our understanding of psychology adapts over time.

Students will learn through designing and conducting psychological investigations, using the scientific method to collect and analyse data, and exploring science as a human endeavour.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
  • Psychology of the Individual
  • Psychological Health and Wellbeing
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Social Influence
  • The Psychology of Learning
  • Science Inquiry Skills
  • Science as a Human Endeavour

Pathways

School Assessment
Skills and Applications Tasks 40%
Investigations Folio 30%


External Assessment
Examination 30%