Psychology GCSE


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  • Duration

    12 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available


Psychology is the science of the mind; the study of, among other things, how our thought processes work, why we behave the way we do and how we learn.






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Our GCSE Psychology course will allow you to better understand both yourself and others and provides a great introduction for anyone interested in studying psychology at a higher level or simply learning more about how our minds work.

There are no specific entry requirements but you will need basic English reading and writing skills.

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Psychology, issued by EdExcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Communication Training
  • Verbal Communication
  • Health
  • Memory
  • Treatment
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Experiment
  • Temperament
  • Verbal Communication
  • Experiment
  • Verbal Communication
  • Experiment

Course programme

Unit 1:

  • Making sense of other people
  • Explanations of memory
  • Forgetting
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Non-verbal and verbal communication
  • Eye contact as non-verbal communication
  • Facial expression as non-verbal communication
  • Body language as non-verbal communication
  • Personal space as non-verbal communication
  • Temperament
  • Development of personality: type theory
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Stereotyping
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Reducing prejudice
  • Experiments
  • Selecting participants
  • How to use people in experiments
  • Hypotheses: how to ask questions
  • Presenting results (1)
  • Presenting results (2)
  • Ethical considerations

Unit 2:

  • Understanding other people
  • Classical conditioning
  • Features of classical conditioning
  • Operant conditioning (1)
  • Operant conditioning (2)
  • Applications of conditioning
  • Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Social loafing
  • Deindividuation
  • Bystander behaviour
  • Sex identity and gender identity
  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Social learning theory
  • Gender schema theory
  • Explanations of aggression
  • Reducing aggression
  • Types of research methods
  • Observations Surveys – questionnaires and interviews
  • Case studies
  • Correlations
£ 43/month + VAT