Psychology at The Forest School



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Psychology at The Forest School

  • Miss H. Illingworth

Have you ever wondered why…

  • We behave in a certain way?
  • We become aggressive or angry?
  • People obey and carry out horrific acts, such as the holocaust? 9/11? Terrorist attacks?
  • Why people develop a mental illness?
  • How humans can be used in scientific
  • research?
  • If you answered yes, then Psychology
  • is the subject for you

Psychology is a Science

  • Chemistry = chemicals and substances
  • Biology = living organisms
  • Physics = forces, matter and energy
  • Psychology = humans, the mind and the brain
  • Like other sciences, Psychology has scientific studies conducted in order to find out about human behaviour, the mind and the brain.

Why Study Psychology

Experiment Time!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CQEQCm5D0U
  • The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain, creating a perception that in reality, does not match the true image. There is a conflict.

Key points

  • 3 exams at the end of the course – all 2 hours long. 100% exam.
  • Psychology is heavy in Biology, Maths (statistics) and English (essay writing and a lot of reading).

Psychology Opens Many Doors

  • -Popular career areas include:
  • -Marketing and sales
  • -Media
  • -Teaching
  • -Law
  • -Counselling
  • -Therapy
  • -Social work
  • -Human resource management
  • -Police
  • -Forensics
  • -Becoming a manager in any business

Why study Psychology at The Forest?

  • Bringing Psychology to life – all students will have the opportunity to take part in real life research. Have links with Oxford Brookes University
  • Talk from a real psychologist
  • Termly Psychology magazine – students write about an area of interest in psychology, could be sport, crime,
  • behavioural economics…anything psychology
  • related.


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