Schools Partnership - Psychology - Int 2 and Higher
Understanding the Individual - This unit will examine memory and stress. And explore a variety of different theories that claim to explain these areas – no one theory is ‘more correct’ than another, but simply a different explanation.
Investigating Behaviour - This unit looks at various ways that psychologists test out their theories and examines the positives and negatives of each. Also in this unit, is a plan of how the student intends to carry out their research investigation.
The Individual in the Social Context - This unit looks at two main areas – social psychology (SP) and the psychology of individual differences (ID). Topics include prejudice and atypical behaviour.
Higher Research Investigation - Each year the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) issues a choice of subjects for students to examine. From this, the student will carry out their own research investigation, write it up and present it in a professional manner.
Higher English at B or above plus at least one other Higher in a literate subject.
Int 2 Psychology
Understanding the Individual – This unit will look at motivation, the development of the self-concept and cognition and learning.
Investigating Behaviour – This unit looks at various ways that psychologists test out their theories and examines positive and negative sides of each.
Also contained in this unit, is a plan of how the student intends to carry out their research investigation.
The Individual in the Social Context – This unit looks at personality and groups OR non-verbal communication OR pro-social behaviour.
Intermediate 2 Research Investigation – students are required to plan out a research investigation which may be experimental or non-experimental. This plan forms part of the Nab for unit 2. There is no requirement to actually write up a report, simply submit a plan.
Standard Grade English at 3 or above plus at least one other SG at 3 or above in a literate subject.
If you are interested in this course please speak to your school Guidance Teacher. For further information you can contact Patricia Murray, College School Liaison Officer on 01292 293481 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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