- understand how human behaviour can be defined, and the relationship between the internal and external factors that influence how humans think, feel and act
- understand the different theoretical approaches to the various areas or domains of psychology
- understand psychology provides scientific explanations of behaviour with particular principles, procedures and approaches to data.
- develop and select questions and ideas or hypotheses and plan and conduct research to test these ideas in a reliable, valid and ethical way
- collect, record, classify, quantify and process data and information in organised, logical and ethical ways
- interpret and evaluate findings in relation to ideas or hypotheses being tested and reflect on the design of the research
- use psychological knowledge and understandings to explain thoughts, feelings and behaviours
- apply knowledge and understandings reflecting the values of the discipline of psychology
- explore and interpret human behaviour in the everyday world using psychological theory and principles
- interpret information received and communicate feelings, thoughts and ideas with purpose, understanding and critical awareness
- explain psychological understandings to a range of audiences for a range of purposes.
Response - 30%
Project - 15%
Examinations - 40%
Note – A detailed assessment statement will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
Competitions - $10