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Sandy Upper School

Psychology

Course Title: GCSE Psychology
Syllabus Code: 8182
Exam Board: AQA Web link

Year 9 Term 1

Study & Transition Skills -Paper 1: Cognition & Behaviour ALL Year 9

  • Memory
  • Processes & Structures
  • Research Methods – Experimental Method& Sampling
  • Key Research Study = Murdock
  • Key Research Study = Bartlett

Year 9 Term 2

  • Perception
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Research Methods – Non Experimental Method& Case Studies
  • Key Research Study = Gilchrist & Nesburg
  • Key Research Study = Bruner & Minturn

Year 9 Term 3

  • Development
  • Learning& Brain Development
  • Research Methods – Observational Studies, Correlation, Ethics & Data Handling
  • Key Research Study = Hughes
  • Key Research Study = McGarrigle & Donaldson

Year 10 Term 1

Study & Transition Skills -Paper 2: Social Context & Behaviour ALL Year 10

  • Social Influence
  • Conformity, Obedience & Pro Social Behaviour
  • Key Research Study = Asch
  • Key Research Study = Piliavin
  • Language, Thought & Communication
  • Key Research Study = von Frisch
  • Key Research Study = Yuki

Year 10 Term 2

  • The Brain & Neuropsychology
  • The Brain & Nervous System
  • Key Research Study = Penfield
  • Key Research Study = Tulving

Year 10 Term 3

  • Psychological Problems
  • Mental Health & Depression
  • Key Research Study = Wiles
  • Key Research Study = Kaij

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