Why are some people more aggressive than others? How can we explain prejudice and discrimination? What causes differences in male and female behaviour. Why do some people conform to group pressure?
If you are interested in the answers to these questions, Psychology is the subject for you.
The main topics include:
Some of the topics have practical applications, such as ways of improving memory and how therapies are used to treat unwanted behaviour.
You will have the opportunity to design and conduct informal classroom research using a variety of methods. You will be expected to analyse and display the data collected in these investigations.
GCSE Psychology is a good foundation for further study of this subject.