Year 10 Psychology

Successful completion of this course will award students 10 Stage 1 credits towards their SACE completion.

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester Only

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful completion of Year 9 Science and English

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

1. Introduction to Psychology – develop an understanding of the science of Psychology and analyse some of its most famous (though sometimes unethical!) studies.

2. Positive Psychology – understand the connections between one’s thoughts, behaviour and actions for psychological disorders and the use of principles of Positive Psychology to improve your own wellbeing and resilience.

3. Psychology topics including neuroscience and magic, lying, attraction and/sleep.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Assessment Type 1: Practical Exploration:
Students undertake a happiness experiment involving improving their own wellbeing through the use of Positive Psychology principals. They create a presentation.

Assessment Type 2: Connections:
Students deconstruct and design an investigation on their choice of topic on sleep or lying. Involves collaboration with others