1 Social influence
5 Approaches in Psychology
7 Research methods
8 Issues and debates in Psychology
11 Cognition and development
13 Eating behaviour
16 Forensic Psychology
Students will be expected to: • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified Paper 1 content • apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the specified Paper 1 content in a range of contexts • analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified Paper 1 content • evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness. Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills Mathematical requirements and exemplifications will be assessed in Paper 1. These skills should be developed through study of the specification content and through ethical practical research activities, involving: • designing research • conducting research • analysing and interpreting data. In carrying out practical research activities, students will manage associated risks and use information and communication technology (ICT).
You will need grades 4 or above in English and Science. No previous learning requirements are required in Psychology.
An enthusiasm for a knowledge of psychological concepts
A curious and enquiring mind.
Ability to be reflective and make judgements based on available evidence.