3PSYC

Level 3 Psychology*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

This course enables students to gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour, the way in which we function and interact with our surroundings. Students will look at how multiple psychological perspectives can interact to explain behaviour more holistically. Students are challenged to understand and explain behaviour beyond isolated explanations; but rather to use a variety of perspectives to fully explain behaviour from multiple aspects and how these perspectives interact to form stronger explanations. This is done through learning psychological perspectives, conducting psychological research, examining significant psychological research and diving deep into ethical issues in psychological practice.

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: psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural, humanistic, social, evolutionary and biological 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. 
  • Analysing and critiquing significant psychological research. 

  • Analysing, solving problems, evaluating outcomes and their impacts in societal contexts. 
  • Examining ethical issues in psychological practice. 

Resources Required

Device, pens, pencils, refill and a lined exercise book.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91872 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.1 - Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91873 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a key piece of research and its impact on society

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91874 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.3 - Conduct independent psychological research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91876 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.5 - Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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