Stage 1 – Year 11

SACE Credits

10 per Semester

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of Year 10 Science at a minimum C grade achievement level.

Course Content

The following topics are offered:

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Social Influence and Interaction
  • Emotion
  • Human Psychological Development
  • Brain and Behaviour

Learning Requirements

In this subject students are expected to be able to:

  • describe the factors that cause psychological differences and similarities between people and give examples of how these factors affect the behaviour of self, others, and groups
  • search for, evaluate, and organise psychological information and use language effectively to communicate key ideas, understandings, processes, and values in a range of contexts
  • demonstrate an understanding of ethical research be designing, undertaking, and evaluating guided investigations
  • make informed decisions about issues, events, and situations in society by applying relevant psychological principles and ethics and Christian values
  • demonstrate critical reflection and organisation in the application of psychological principles, taking into account ethical and Christian considerations
  • analyse the behaviours of self, other individuals, and groups of people in different contexts in a way that recognises the values of independence and interdependence and dependence on God
  • undertake a variety of roles while working as a member of a team to achieve individual and shared goals

Pathways

At least one Semester of Stage 1 Psychology is recommended for Stage 2 Psychology. Students entering university course in Health Sciences, Teaching and Psychology will benefit from knowledge of Stage 2 Psychology.