Psychology – A Level

A Level Psychology. Sixth Form. Prior Pursglove College. North East

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. If you choose to study Psychology, you may find the answers to questions such as:

  • Why is eye-witness testimony inaccurate?
  • Why are some people more aggressive than others?
  • How might phobias develop?
  • Why do people do as they are told?

There are topics which are common to both the first and second year of the course and cover aspects such as:

  • Should psychologists be allowed to experiment on humans?
  • What sort of behaviour would you call ‘abnormal’?

In the second year you would look at topics such as:

  • Are criminals born or made?
  • Can psychiatrists reliably tell the difference between people who are sane and those who are insane?
  • Do psychopaths think differently from non-psychopaths?
  • Do adverts influence children’s behaviour?