About the subject

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience. A Level Psychology offers an engaging and effective introduction to the field. On this course you will find out about the methods used by psychologists and the theories that underpin their explanations of human behaviour and human interactions with the world. Psychologists apply their theories and explanations to understand different areas of everyday life and this is also a focus for students of A Level Psychology.

Subject Content
The content of the course includes approaches and methods related to the core areas of psychology: cognitive, social influence, biological, developmental, individual differences (psychopathology) and research methods, as well as explanations from different theories, along with psychological issues and debates.
In addition, there is the opportunity to see how psychology is applied in real life when we study forensic psychology, stress and relationships.

Your tasks to complete

Psychopathology Introduction (Online Lesson) (https://www.tutor2u.net/psychology/reference/psychopathology-introduction-online-lesson)

Definitions of Abnormality – Statistical Infrequency (Online Lesson)
https://www.tutor2u.net/psychology/reference/definitions-abnormality-statistical-infrequency-online-lesson

Extended reading

We do not require students to purchase a textbook, but the following is useful if students do wish to purchase one:
AQA Psychology for A-level Year 1 & AS
Authors: Cara Flanagan, Dave Berry, Matt Jarvis, Rob Liddle
Publisher: Illuminate Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1-908682-40-6

Useful websites and other resources

Simply psychology
https://www.simplypsychology.org/
This is a useful website that is a good introduction to many aspects of the A Level Psychology course

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