Psychology Higher Evening

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About...

Psychology is best defined as ‘the scientific study of the mind and behaviour’ therefore you should have, aside from a basic interest in human behaviour, a good basic grasp of scientific principles and the ability to analyse and evaluate psychological theories and research studies.

The central theme of the course is to enable you to investigate psychological knowledge and research, which promotes your understanding of individual and social behaviour. You will analyse and evaluate concepts and theories, and draw on research evidence to explain human behaviour.

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Level SCQF 6

Delivery Monday 6-9pm

                       Tutorial 5-6pm optional

Location Blended - WHC

Duration 1 Year

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Course content...

The course consists of three areas of study:

Individual behaviour

You will analyse individual behaviour, investigate topics and learn how these topics can be explained using psychological theories and research evidence.

Social behaviour

You will analyse how interaction with others shapes social behaviour. You will investigate psychological explanations for social behaviour, and use research evidence to analyse how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are influenced by their social environment.

Research

You will understand and apply the research process and research methods used in psychology. You will develop the skills required to conduct and evaluate psychological research.

What next...

Higher Psychology provides suitable preparation for entry to higher education courses in psychology or further study in other academic and vocational subjects.  Examples are sciences or Social Science at HNC or degree level.  The varied skills, knowledge and discipline offer students preparation for careers in research, teaching, chartered psychology (forensic, clinical, educational, occupational) or other employment.

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Entry requirements...


  You should have a good level of English at Standard Grade or National 5.