Psychology – Year 12

Autumn Half Term 1

Individual Differences: Abnormality

  • Focuses on defining, explaining and treating mental illness
  • Different approaches are explored: both biological and psychological

Autumn Half Term 2

Cognitive Psychology: Memory

  • Different models of how memory works
  • Why eyewitness testimony can be unreliable
  • How to improve memory

Spring Half Term 1

Developmental Psychology: Attachment

  • How infants form attachments to caregivers
  • Consequences if attachment is not formed or disrupted
  • The importance of quality Day Care

Spring Half Term 2

Research Methods in Psychology

  • Different methods of studying human behaviour
  • The strengths and weaknesses of these
  • Practical experience of research projects

Summer Half Term 1

Biological Psychology: Stress

  • The bodily response to acute and chronic stress
  • Stress and illness
  • Treating Stress: biological and psychological approaches

Summer Half Term 2

Social Psychology: Social Influence

  • Looking at conformity and obedience
  • Why good people can do bad things, and how we can avoid this