Teacher: Dr Roberts
What will I learn?
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour of both humans and animals. It is a fantastic, exciting, fun and a useful subject that can impact on many (if not all) aspects of our lives. The GCSE course consists of two units:
UNIT 1 (Year 10)
COGNITION AND BEHAVIOUR: MEMORY, PERCEPTION, DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
UNIT 2 (Year 11)
SOCIAL CONTEXT AND BEHAVIOUR: SOCIAL INFLUENCE, LANGUAGE/THOUGHT/COMMUNICATOION, BRAIN/NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
The GCSE is a solid foundation for the WJEC A-level course and will extensively aid the transition from GCSE into A-level.
Future employment opportunities?
Psychology provides a window for yourselves to understand some of both your own behaviour and other people’s behaviour within society. Some jobs that use Psychology directly are: clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, sports psychologists, counsellors, health psychologists, psychology researchers/assistant psychologists and criminal psychologists (including forensic psychologists).
Famous quotes from psychologists:
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." (B. F. Skinner).
‘Probably the biggest insight… is that happiness is not just a place, but also a process. Happiness is an ongoing process of fresh challenges, and it takes the right attitudes and activities to continue to be happy.” (Ed Diener).
“It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” (Ellen J. Langer).
‘Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.” (Scott Barry Kaufmann).
Famous people who studied psychology:
Jessica Ennis-Hill (Athlete and Olympic gold medallist).
Natalie Portman – actress.