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​The study of Psychology provides opportunities for students to engage with concepts that explain human behaviours and underlying cognition.
Students will gain understanding of complex interactions of human behaviour, social, cultural and ethical considerations. They will develop skills in conducting field research, laboratory investigations involving collection and interpretation of data.
In this course of study students will examine individual development of the brain and cognitive processes, concepts of intelligence and the diagnosis of disorders and associated treatments. They will examine individual thinking and the interactions between the brain, perception, memory and learning. Students will also consider the influence of others by examining theories of social psychology, interpersonal processes, attitudes and cross cultural psychology.
To enrol in this course it is expected that students have:
  • A to C in Year 10 Science
  • A to C in Year 10 Core Maths
A course of study in Psychology is suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond school that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education or work. A course of study in Psychology can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of psychology, sales, human resourcing, training, social work, health, law, business, marketing and education.
For more information, please see the 2019 Curriculum Handbook.