Psychology is the scientific study of minds and behaviour. As such, it is a part of our everyday lives. An understanding of human behaviour is fundamental to many jobs in society and the study of psychology at degree level and beyond remains a very popular choice.
Studying Applied Psychology at Varndean will give you the opportunity to explore the theoretical, methodological and vocational context of Psychology
This course is perfect if you prefer a combination of coursework and external exams it will enable you to explore topics in breadth and depth. 58% examination. 42% coursework. This is equivalent to one A Level.
Some basic ideas from different approaches in psychology will be introduced. Students will develop an understanding of how psychological research and concepts can explain gender identity, aggression and consumer behaviour. In this unit, you will investigate the various ways in which psychologists explain human interactions and you will gain a clear insight into how and why some behaviour occurs.UNIT 2 Conducting Psychological Research:
In this unit, students will learn about the importance of research in psychological inquiry and about the types of research that take place. Students will gain an understanding of the research process and the key methods used extensively by researchers to test theories and provide information about the ways in which people think and behave. Students will learn how to plan and conduct their own investigation.UNIT 3 Health Psychology:
Students will learn about the psychological and behavioural processes in health, illness, and health care. This unit is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioural, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness.
One Optional Unit from the list below will be taught;
Additionally, the focus will be on finishing off the unit on psychological research.
Employability skills are in the following three main categories: