Psychology – A Level

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?