Psychology A Level Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12
Component 2: Investigating Behaviour:
1. Milgram & Kohlberg study application
2. Ethical issues
3. Ethics committees
4. Longitudinal studies
5. Observations Aims , hypotheses,
6. IV and DV
7. Experiments and experimental design
8. Sampling Content analysis
9. Types of data and graphs Reliability and validity
10. Distribution curves, measures of central tendency & dispersion
11. Interviews and questionnaires

Component 1: Psychology Past to Present Psychodynamic approach (assumptions)
12. Biological approach (assumptions)
13. Psychodynamic therapy
14. Biological therapy
15. Bowlby (1944)
16. Raine et al. (1997)
17. Bowlby (1944)
18. Mother as a primary caregiver
19. Raine et al. (1997)
20. Ethics of neuroscience

21. Behaviourist approach (assumptions)
22. Behaviourist therapy
23. Watson and Rayner (1920)
24. Using conditioning techniques
25. Application of assumptions Revision of behaviourist approach
26. Positive approach (assumptions)
27. Positive therapy
28. Cognitive approach (assumptions)
29. Cognitive therapy
30. Loftus and Palmer (1974)
31. Reliability of EWTReliability of EWT
32. Application of assumptions Revision of cognitive approach
33. Myers and Diener (1995)
34. Relevance of positive psychology. Relevance of positive psychology
35. Evaluating the approach
36. Application of assumptions Revision of positive approach
37. Primary and secondary data
38. Brain scans. Peer review
39. Planning psychological investigations. Explaining behaviours using the assumptions
40. Comparing and contrasting the approaches

Component 2: Investigating Behaviour Personal investigation 1
Year 13
Component 2:Investigating Behaviour Personal investigation 2

Component 3: Implications in the Real World:
1. Criminal behaviour- Characteristics
2. Criminal behaviour- Biological explanations
3. Criminal behaviour- Individual difference explanations
4. Criminal behaviour- Social Psychological explanations
5. Criminal behaviour- Methods of modifying behaviour
6. Stress- Characteristics
7. Stress- Biological explanations
8. Stress- Individual difference explanations
9. Stress- Social Psychological explanations
10. Stress- Methods of modifying behaviour


Component 3: Implications in the Real World:
11. Schizophrenia - Characteristics
12. Schizophrenia - Biological explanations
13. Schizophrenia - Individual difference explanations
14. Schizophrenia - Social Psychological explanations
15. Schizophrenia - Methods of modifying behaviour
16. Controversies - Cultural bias
17. Controversies - Ethics
18. Controversies - Non-human animals
19. Controversies - Scientific status
20. Controversies - Sexism
Component 1 Mock

Component 2 mock

Component 3 mock

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