- Last Updated: 10 March 2017 10 March 2017
Welcome to Psychology
What is Psychology?
Psychology is a scientific study of the brain, mind and behaviour
It focuses on what people feel, think and sense, as well as why they behave the way they do. Psychology as a science is directly relevant to our daily life.
Studying A-level Psychology will help students learn how to complete their work independently and to how carry out research investigations.
- it will also help discover the flaws in theories and studies
- assess strength and weaknesses of theories and studies
- encourage to question ideas we tend to take for granted
- develop critical thinking skills, scientific mind-set and creativity
THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN PSYCHOLOGY?
Psychology provides a useful foundation for any job, however it is particularly valuable for those students considering a career in: education, teaching, research, philosophy of science, evolution research, brain research, tests and assessments, computer science, criminology, mediation, psychiatry (medicine), elderly care, sport management, workplace productivity, ergonomics, counselling and psychotherapy, social work, human resource management, consumer research, advertising and many more.
DOES PSYCHOLOGY MATCH WITH OTHER SUBJECTS?
Due to the nature of the psychology course, we recommend that students have a reasonable grasp of Maths, English and Science.
Psychology blends in well with most other A-level subjects including English and Maths, natural sciences Biology and Chemistry, as well as other social sciences, e.g. Sociology, History and Politics.