Approx Cost:
$50 - $100 depending on trips
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

The ability to cope with understanding human behaviour, emotions and thought processes in a classroom environment, as well as the academic demands of Psychology, is expected.

Course Outline:

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how people think, act and feel. Psychologist strive to learn more about the many factors that can impact thought and behaviour, ranging from biological influences and social pressures.

Psychology at LHS looks to enhance understanding about what psychology is, and what it is not. The course design has been developed to look at how psychology is used in society while also looking at ourselves in terms of what we know about the world and our place in it. It aides and encourages self-reflection. Students who understand experiences outside their own social and cultural context develop a conscience more suited to the multicultural world in which we live.

 Focus will be on understanding the research methods that underpin Psychology. We will also look at the ethics involved in animal experimentation. There will be a visit to Orana Park to observe animal behaviours.



There is one internal NCEA assessment in this course which includes 4 literacy credits.

Where Does It Lead:

Psychology provides a strong foundation for other career areas such as mental health, education, training, marketing, leadership, management, business, law and polotics.

For further information see:
Mrs M Dickison