Psychology

Objectives:

AO1 Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of psychology and how psychology works

AO2 Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of psychology and how psychology works

AO3 Interpret, evaluate and analyse psychological data and practice


Term

Autumn
Elective 1

Spring
Elective 2

Summer
GCSE Preparation

Unit

Memory

Memory

Unit 2 A

Understand the work of the construction industry

Time

7 Weeks

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Introduction to psychology

Encoding, storage, retrieval

Multi store model

Sensory memory

Short term memory

Long term memory

Primary and recency effect

Levels of processing

Schemas

Interference

Amnesia

Eye witness testimony

Memory improvement

Introduction to psychology

Encoding, storage, retrieval

Multi store model

Sensory memory

Short term memory

Long term memory

Primary and recency effect

Levels of processing

Schemas

Interference

Amnesia

Eye witness testimony

Memory improvement

Non-Verbal Communication

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Distinctions between non-verbal communication and verbal communication

speech, including tone of voice, emphasis and intonation)

Types of non-verbal communication

Facial expressions and the hemispheres of the brain.

Body language

Description and evaluation of studies of non-verbal communication and verbal communication

Personal space
Description and evaluation of studies of factors which affect personal space

Development of Personality

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Definition of personality, including temperament

Description and evaluation of studies of temperament

Eysenck's type theory

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Description and evaluation of studies of the causes of APD

Implications of research into APD