NCEA Course Booklet

Psychology

Year 12

Prerequisites None.

Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with all 18 credits internally assessed.

Description This course is designed to introduce students to the study of the human mind and behaviour. Students will have the opportunity to study human nature through the exploration of scientific literature and its application to the real world. Students will develop an understanding as to how psychological research is applied and has changed over time,

The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:

• AS 91844 (6 credits – internal) Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour. • AS 91846 (4 credits – internal) Conduct psychological research with guidance. • AS 91847 (5 credits – internal) Examine how theory is used in fields of psychological practice. • AS 91848 (3 credits – internal) Examine ethical issues in psychological practice.

as well as conduct their own psychological investigation. Psychology is ideal for those

students who are passionate about the humanities, the sciences and the space between. Students who seek a better understanding of themselves and those around them in an ever-changing world will find value in Psychology.

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