Psychology A-Level Part 2

In this course, you’ll deepen your understanding of theories underpinning human behaviour – exploring memory, cognition and mental health. You’ll also develop your analytical and organisational skills, discovering which scientific research methods can be used to collect, process and analyse data.

The course contains four lessons that follow on from Part 1:

  1. Approaches and Debates (psychodynamic approach, humanistic approach, gender and culture in psychology, free will and determinism, nature-nurture debate, holism and reductionism, idiopathic and nomothetic approaches, ethical implications of research, comparing approaches)
  2. Schizophrenia (Classifying, explanations, therapies, and the interactionist approach)
  3. Cognition and Development (Piaget’s theory, Vggotsky’s theory, development of social cognition)
  4. Aggression and Further Research Methods (Bio-psychological explanations, ethological and evolutionary explanations, social explanations, media influences, institutional aggression, psychology as a science, inferential testing, choosing a statistical test)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths, plus Psychology A-Level Part 1

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Four written assignments. These do not contribute towards the final grade.

Exams: Three – all are 2 hours long and count 33.3% towards the final grade. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees)

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and invigilate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? Open University Access Module Y032 People, Work and Society

Find Out More: From NEC here

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