NCEA L2 Psychology B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr E. Attridge

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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 B 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 B
In this semester you will carry out an investigation using Psychological techniques, including looking at ethics.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, Science - PÅ«taiao

Career Pathways

Psychologist, Air Force Officer, Police Officer, Army Officer, Barrister, Solicitor, Judge, Game Developer, Navy Officer, Intelligence Officer