Course Content

Introductory Topics

This paper for AS and A level students looks at social influences such as conformity and obedience, cognitive psychology models of memory, the developmental psychology of attachment, and the psycopathological conditions of phobias, depression, and OCD.

Psychology in Context

This paper for AS and A level students looks at how psychology works in practice. This covers the origins of psychology as well as various approaches to the study of the mind, such as the cognitive and biological approaches. This topic also covers research methods.

Issues and Options

This paper is only required for A level students and covers a range of psychological issues. The exam allows students to pick from a choice of questions on issues including relationships, gender, aggression, schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress, and addiction.


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