Psychology

Introduction

Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal mind and behaviour. It is a subject that grew out of medicine and philosophy, arising out of the great ‘mind-body’ debate ie does our mind exist independently of the body. In 1879, in Germany, Wilhelm Wunt opened up the first laboratory designed to study the human mind: Psychology was born.

Staff

Mr B Paynton – Head of Department

KS5

Psychology will be of relevance to anyone who is interested in people and who can display a good range of academic skills:

Unit 1: Introductory topics in psychology

Unit 2: Psychology in context

Unit 3: Issues and Options in Psychology

For further information please see our Sixth Form Prospectus

Additional Learning Resources

Please visit Moodle VLE for Psychology Resources or speak to your Psychology teacher regarding additional learning resources within the department.

 

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