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Psychology

Psychology​ ​is​ ​the​ ​quest​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​human​ ​behaviour​ ​through​ ​study​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mind.​ ​Yet​ ​the​ ​mind is​ ​something​ ​intangible​ ​that​ ​exists​ ​within​ ​our​ ​brain.​ ​An​ ​unseen​ ​process​ ​of​ ​enzymes, chemicals​ ​ and​ ​electric​ ​current​ ​moving​ ​within​ ​the​ ​structure​ ​of​ ​our​ ​neural​ ​networks​ ​dictates why​ ​we​ ​feel,​ ​think​ ​and​ ​behave​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​do.​ ​But​ ​why​ ​is​ ​it​ ​that​ ​some​ ​people​ ​suffer​ ​from stress​ ​and​ ​mental​ ​ illness?​ ​Why​ ​do​ ​some​ ​people​ ​fear​ ​snakes​ ​yet​ ​a​ ​few​ ​think​ ​they​ ​are​ ​cuddly? Psychology​ ​looks​ ​at​ ​questions​ ​like​ ​these​ ​in​ ​the​ ​study​ ​of​ ​the​ ​human​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​behaviour.​ ​It​ ​is a​ ​science​ ​with​ ​cutting​ ​ edge​ ​research​ ​that​ ​has​ ​real​ ​world​ ​applications​ ​to​ ​issues​ ​in​ ​everyday life,​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​things​ ​like​ ​artificial​ ​intelligence​ ​to​ ​social​ ​change.

Psychologists​ ​observe​ ​and​ ​measure​ ​behaviour,​ ​and​ ​their​ ​therapies​ ​are​ ​based​ ​on​ ​scientific study.​ ​ Psychology​ ​has​ ​links​ ​with​ ​many​ ​disciplines​ ​including​ ​biological,​ ​computer​ ​and​ ​forensic science​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​humanities​ ​such​ ​as​ ​sociology,​ ​philosophy,​ ​anthropology​ ​and​ ​even literature.​ ​It​ ​involves​ ​study​ ​ of​ ​theory,​ ​empirical​ ​evidence​ ​and​ ​practical​ ​applications.​ ​This​ ​mix of​ ​disciplines​ ​helps​ ​to​ ​make​ ​ psychology​ ​such​ ​a​ ​fascinating​ ​subject.

You​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​skills​ ​including​ ​analytical​ ​thinking,​ ​improved​ ​communication, problem​ ​solving​ ​and​ ​many​ ​more​ ​that​ ​will​ ​prepare​ ​you​ ​for​ ​an​ ​exciting​ ​future​ ​with​ ​the possibility​ ​of​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of​ ​fantastic​ ​careers.

In​ ​your​ ​first​ ​year​ ​you​ ​will​ ​learn:
  • Social​ ​influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches​ ​in​ ​Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research​ ​methods.
This​ ​course​ ​will​ ​help​ ​you​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​skills:
  • how​ ​to​ ​view​ ​the​ ​world​ ​around​ ​you​ ​from​ ​different​ ​perspectives
  • how​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​conduct​ ​scientific​ ​investigations
  • how​ ​to​ ​analyse​ ​and​ ​interpret​ ​data
  • critical​ ​reasoning​ ​skills
  • how​ ​to​ ​put​ ​across​ ​your​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view​ ​fluently.


Where​ ​will​ ​AS​ ​and​ ​A-level​ ​Psychology​ ​take​ ​you?

According​ ​to​ ​bestcourse4me.com,​ ​the​ ​top​ ​seven​ ​degree​ ​courses​ ​taken​ ​by​ ​students​ ​who have​ ​an​ ​A-level​ ​in​ ​psychology​ ​are:
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Sociology
  • Business​ ​Studies
  • Teaching
  • Sport​ ​Science
  • Law.
Studying​ ​psychology​ ​at​ ​university​ ​can​ ​give​ ​you​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​host​ ​of​ ​exciting​ ​ career​ ​options, including:
  • Marketing
  • Business​ ​Development
  • Accountancy
  • Human​ ​Resources
  • Forensic​ ​Psychology
  • Occupational​ ​Therapy
  • Clinical​ ​Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Teaching.

Head​ ​of​ ​Department​:​ ​Mrs​ ​E​ ​Manrique​ ​​emanrique@kentcollege.ae

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