The mind is something intangible that exists within our brain. An unseen process of enzymes and chemicals that dictate why we feel, think and behave the way we do. But why is it that some people suffer from stress and mental illness and others do not? Why are some people afraid of snakes and others think they are great? Do you follow the crowd or do you lead?
Psychology looks at these questions and others in the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is a science with cutting edge research that has real world applications to issues in everyday life.
In Psychology you will develop many skills including:
- How to view the world around you from different perspectives
- How to analyse data
- Critical reasoning skills
Students who take Psychology need a combination of curiosity and scepticism. This is a subject that is useful in many careers such as Health Care, Business, Sport and Teaching.
Psychology is available to study at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
Miss E Hudson
Subject Leader Social Sciences