Head of subject

Mrs R. Hitchenor

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Psychology courses at Hull University





Exclusively taught in Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form), Psychology aims at understaning how people think, feel and act in different situations  

The word psychology comes from the Greek ‘psyche’ which means ‘breath, spirit, self' and ‘logia’ which means ‘maxim or general truth’. Psychology as science tries to understand how and why people think, feel and act in different ways.

What will I learn?

Year 12

Why do we go along with the group when we don’t agree? Why are we more likely to obey someone wearing  a uniform? Can someone implant a false memory? What are the long term effects of maternal deprivation? Are psychopaths born evil? Why do people develop phobias?

All of these questions and more will be answered during the Year 12 Psychology course through the following modules:

• Social influence

• Memory

• Attachment

• Psychopathology

• Research methods

Year 13

During the Year 13 course you will deepen your knowledge of the psychological approaches. You will carry out your own psychological research. You will also complete modules on: 

• Gender

• Schizophrenia

• Forensic psychology