Psychology – Year 13

Autumn Half Term 1

Anomalistic Psychology

Studying factors affecting belief in the paranormal, and whether we can investigate paranormal phenomena in a scientific way.

Autumn Half Term 2

Research Methods

Development of AS module. More depth evaluating research of human behaviour. Looking at empiricism, validity, reliability, probability and ethics.

Spring Half Term 1

Psychopathology: Schizophrenia

  • Classification and diagnosis of schizophrenia
  • Psychological and Biological explanations of schizophrenia
  • Psychological and biological treatments of schizophrenia

Spring Half Term 2

Eating Behaviour

  • Biological explanations of eating behaviour
  • Mood and eating behaviour
  • Culture and eating behaviour
  • Eating disorders

Summer Half Term 1

Biological Rhythms and Sleep

  • Biological rhythms, including circadian rhythms
  • Sleep states: the nature and functions of sleep
  • Sleep disorders

Summer Half Term 2


  • Biological and psychological explanations of gender development
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Cultural and social influences on gender role