The study of psychology enables you to understand your own behaviours and the behaviours of others. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure. Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving you in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. There is no assumed knowledge but students that have completed Stage 1 Psychology will find that beneficial.
There are six topics over the year including:
School Assessment (70%)
External Assessment (30%)
Psychology is relevant to all fields of employment that involve contact with other people. It has applications in such diverse fields as child care, sales, health, journalism, information technology, law enforcement, and advertising. Psychology offers a number of pathways into post-secondary study and the workforce. This may lead to a career in psychological research or to practicing as a clinical psychologist.