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