Prerequisite: This course is appropriate for Grade 11 and 12 students. The ability to create Power Point presentations is an asset.
This is a course that studies human behaviour and experience. The study of psychology fosters the appreciation of individual differences and allows the student to understand the impact of the environment, genetics and free will to a greater extent.
Areas of study include:
- Branches of psychology
- Brain and behaviour
- Learning and conditioning
- Human development
- Personality theories
- Psychological disorders and DSMIV
- Treatment and therapies
- Research psychology
Students have an opportunity to research and analyze a mental illness or psychological disorder using the information learned throughout the term and conduct a study/experiment that is of personal interest.