2PSYC

Level 2 Psychology

Course Description

This course introduces students to the differing perspectives in psychology and how these are used to understand human behaviour. This is done through learning several psychological approaches, conducting psychological research and examining fields of psychological practice, as well as understanding the ever present ethical issues.  This course involves reading and critiquing published psychological research articles and theories which is then applied to evidence-based explanations of behaviour in different contexts.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical thinking- critically analysing information. Making links to other contexts and being able to apply theory to different contexts beyond presenting information. 
  • Variety of psychological approaches such as: biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural, humanistic, social and evolutionary psychology.
  • Scientific skills- researching a variety of texts, interpreting results and carrying out your own scientific investigation.
  • The process and execution of psychological research.

  • Reading & Writing- reading and interpreting scientific research. Learning to write scientifically and concisely. 
  • Variety of psychological fields such as: forensic, clinical, social, indigenous, sport and environmental psychology. 
  • Analysing, solving problems and evaluating outcomes.

Resources Required

Pens, pencils, refill and a lined exercise book.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91844 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.1 - Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91846 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.3 - Conduct psychological research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91847 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.4 - Examine how theory is used in fields of psychological practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
Total Numeracy Credits: 0