Through studying Psychology, students have the opportunity to explore various aspects of human behaviour and the numerous explanations as to why people do the things they do.
They will also have the opportunity to visit the Bethlam Royal Hospital, seeing the theories and treatments they have learnt about in lessons being put into practice, and discover how treatments have changed throughout the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Students will gain an insight into the functions of the brain (see videos below), along with the development of personality and the role that parents and authority figures play in this development. These parts of the curriculum will often be reinforced through workshops and visits by professionals.
Psychological Thinking is the club attached to the Psychology course, in which students will have the opportunity to explore aspects of behaviour such as body language, lying and hypnotic suggestion; also providing a wider understanding of the needs, uses and impacts of Psychology.
Through the study of Psychology, students will develop their skills of evaluation, analysis, interpretation and elaboration. The students will not only have to retain information but also make sure they are able to ask, “What does this mean?” They will have the opportunity to ask questions that have not occurred to them before and hopefully learn more about themselves as individuals and the formulation of relationships between themselves and their peers, parents and authority figures.