PSY2A

NCEA L2 Psychology A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr E. Attridge

Whatever career you pursue, a background in psychology will enhance your employability. Studying psychology can help you understand yourself and other people by learning about aspects of human behaviour that will help you in daily life, including your interactions with others, your learning and memory performance, your ability to cope with pressure and your understanding of the causes of psychological disorders.


Psychology is a science. The defining feature of any science is the objective approach that is used to advance our knowledge. In psychology, we use this scientific approach to learn about behaviour and mental life. Psychology provides excellent training in analytic thinking and scientific research methods that are applicable to a broad range of careers.

In Semester A you will learn about psychological issues such as the debate on nature v nurture, which also ties in with level 2 Biology. You will investigate about ethics of psychological experiments with both historic and current examples.


 

Course Overview

Semester A
In Semester A you will learn about psychological issues such as the debate on nature v nurture, which also ties in with level 2 Biology. You will investigate about ethics of psychological experiments with both historic and current examples.

Recommended Prior Learning

An ability to think scientifically together with a logical but questioning mind are ideal.

Assessment Information

This course is internally assessed only.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91844 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.1 - Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91845 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.2 - Examine how a psychological debate has changed over time
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91846 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.3 - Conduct psychological research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 13
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 13
Total Numeracy Credits: 0