Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

The maturity to cope with all aspects of human behaviour in a classroom environment.  In addition, 12 or more NCEA credits from Achievement Standards in English or a Social Science.

NCEA Level 1 Psychology is not a prerequisite.

Course Outline:

Psychology is the study of human behaviour.  The emphasis of this course is on helping students understand the theoretical concepts and research methods associated with Psychology.

We will look at the areas of addiction (clinical psychology), human aggression (forensic psychology), why people obey authority and confirm to social norms and rules (social psychology) and the cost vs benefit of famous unethical experiments. 


18 NCEA Level 2 credits are available throughout the year.  All assessments are internally assessed.

Where Does It Lead:

Learning in psychology provides a strong foundation for other career areas such as mental health, education, training, marketing, leadership, management, business, law and politics.

For further information see:
Mrs Dickison