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AS Psychology

 

Term 1

 

Introduction to Psychology

 

An overview of the course and some answers to the BIG question, what IS Psychology?

 

Developmental Psychology:
Attachment

The development and variety of attachments; deprivation and privation; critical issue of the effects of daycare on children’s development.

Research Methods
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cognitive Psychology
Human Memory
Quantitative and qualitative research;
Research designs and implementation;
Data analysis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short and long term memory;
Forgetting;
Eyewitness testimony.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Essay writing

 

Implemented through all modules.

 

Exam practice

 

As above.
Mock exam paper.

 

Term 2 

 

 

Social Influence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Physiological Psychology:
Stress
Conformity and minority influence:
Obedience to authority;
Resisting social influence;
Independent behaviour.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stress as a bodily response;
Sources of stress; Stress management.
 
 

Essay writing

 

Implemented through all modules.

 

 

Exam practice

 

As above
Mock exam paper.

 

Term 3

 

 

 

Individual Differences:
Abnormality
Defining psychological abnormality;
Biological and psychological models of abnormality;
Treatments of disorders.

Essay writing

 

Implemented through all modules.

 

Exam practice

As above
Mock exam paper

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