You will study a variety of areas within the subject including social influence, mental health, how individuals develop from birth and the way that biological factors can influence behaviour. There will also be a lot of emphasis on understanding how understanding psychologists conduct their work - carrying out investigations through experiments, observation and questionnaires and then how they work out the significance of their findings.
The topics you will cover in your first year are:
- Social influence
- Approaches in psychology
- Research methods
You will also study the following in your second year:
- Issues and debates in psychology
- Forensic psychology
Psychology lessons involve a wide variety of activities including class discussion, small group work, reading, videos and short lectures from the teacher.