Psychology

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Autumn 1 Memory - Evaluate models of memory as well as studying research which explores factors affecting memory Review of Paper One - Memory, Perception, Development and Research methods are reviewed
Autumn 2 Perception - The differences between sensation and perception and explores the research into the two main theories of Direct and Constructivist views on perception. Language, thought and communication - Cognitive psychology and Piaget focusing on the role of language and schemas. Does thought come first or does Language? We study the purpose of language and cultural differences and verbal and non-verbal methods of communication
Spring 1 Development - This area of cognitive psychology explores early brain development and how our brains go through cognitive 'stages' of development according to Piaget. This unit also looks at the theories of how we learn. The brain and neuropsychology- This is a challenging unit on bio-psychology. This unit focuses on the role of neurons and hormones on the brain and nervous system, the 'fight or flight' response and the effect of learning on the brains make up.
Spring 2 Research methods - How do psychologists carry out their research? This unit studies the make up of scientific research and what makes psychology a science. Analysis of data and statistics to help read data. Psychological problems - What is mental health and what is a mental health problem? This unit the students studies theories and therapies for depression and addiction
Summer 1 Social Influence - Why do we follow orders? Studies into conformity and obedience by Asch and Milgram. Social and dispositional factors of why people follow orders and the influence of crowds and collective behaviours. Revision
Summer 2 Social Influence Social Influence - Why do we follow orders? In this unit we study the famous studies into conformity and obedience by Asch and Milgram. Social and dispositional factors of why people follow orders and the influence of crowds and collective behaviours. Exams