Psychology

SACE Stage 2

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Psychology

Psychology

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


This course explores the concepts of Psychology and explains both the universality of human experience and individual and cultural diversity. It also addresses the ways in which behaviour can be changed.

This course explores how psychological principles are being used to make society more cohesive and equitable to advance the well-being of individuals, groups,and societies. The course looks at how psychology works as a profession, ethics and research structures, and general theories that are used to explain our behaviour.

Students learn by identifying investigable questions, designing their own research using scientific approaches, using data, and analysing and critiquing their findings.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
  • Introduction to Psychology - a required background in the principles of research, the profession and ethics
  • Psychology of the Individual
  • Psychological Health and Wellbeing
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Social Influence
  • The Psychology of Learning

Pathways

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


External Assessment
Examination 30%