Stage 2 – Year 12

SACE credits


Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of at least one Semester of Stage 1 Psychology at C standard is recommended.

Course Content

The subject consists of the following six topics:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Learning
  • Personality
  • Psychobiology of Altered States of Awareness
  • Healthy Minds

Learning Requirements

In this subject students are expected 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


University options including Psychology and Teaching professions.