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


Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Memory – 5 weeks

Non-Verbal Communication – 2 weeks

Non-Verbal Communication– 5 weeks

Personality – 2 weeks

Personality – 5 weeks

Stereotyping – 6 weeks

Research methods – 6 weeks

Revision

Memory

NVC

Personality

Stereotyping

Research methods (5 weeks)

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Memory

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Encoding, storage and retrieval

The multi-store, reconstructive and levels of processing

Description and evaluation of studies

Explanations and studies of forgetting

Eyewitness testimony.

Contemporary practical applications

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

Contemporary practical implications

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

Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Definitions of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination

Stereotyping

Description and evaluation of studies of prejudice and of discrimination

Explanations of prejudice and discrimination

Evaluation of these ways of reducing prejudice and discrimination

Contemporary practical implications of research

Research Methods

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Methods of Investigation

Methods of Control, Data Analysis and Data Presentation

Ethical Considerations

 


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Learning – 5 weeks

Social influence – 2 weeks

Social Influence – 3 weeks

Sex and gender – 4 week

Sex and Gender – 1 week

Aggression – 4 weeks

Aggression – 1 week

Research methods – 4 weeks

Revision 1 week

 

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

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5 weeks

6 weeks

3 weeks

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Learning

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Principles of classical conditioning

Principles of operant conditioning

Social Influence

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Definitions of conformity, obedience, social loafing and deindividuation

Description and evaluation of studies

Explanation of factors affecting conformity, obedience, social loafing and deindividuation

Explanation of factors affecting bystander intervention

Description and evaluation of studies

Practical implications of studies

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Sex and Gender

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Definitions of sex identity and gender identity

Biological differences between females and males

Distinction between sex identity and gender identity.

Theories of gender development

Evaluation of these theories

Aggression

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Explanations of aggression

Biological

Psychodynamic

Social learning

 Description and evaluation of studies of the development of aggressive behaviour

Ways of reducing aggression

Evaluation of these ways of reducing aggression.

Research Methods

(AO1, AO2, AO3)

Methods of Investigation

Methods of Control, Data Analysis and Data Presentation

Ethical Considerations

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