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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

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Key Stage 5

AS – covers four types of Psychology plus research methods:

MRI image of the brainSocial Psychology – how the real or imagined presence of others affects our behaviour.

Cognitive Psychology – how the way we make sense of and process information affects our behaviour.

Biological Psychology – how genes, brain structure and brain chemistry affect our behaviour.

Learning Theories – how past experiences, rewards and punishments and observing others affects our behaviour.

A level Psychology also includes the study of:

Clinical Psychology – Sign:  Everyone seems normal until you get to know them. this focuses on the assessment and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behaviour and psychiatric problems including schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa.

Criminal Psychology - this focuses on understanding the causes of crime and anti-social behaviour and of the identification and treatment of offenders undertaken by forensic investigators.

Psychological Skills – this is a synoptic element where students draw off other areas of the qualification in order to understand conceptual and methodical issues.

 

Exam board: Edexcel