A-level Psychology

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Topics include:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches
  • Research Methods
  • Biopsychology
  • Issues and Debates
  • Schizophrenia
  • Gender
  • Aggression

Suggested textbooks:

  • The Complete Companions: AQA Psychology Year 1 (ISBN: 978-0198338642)
  • The Complete Companions: AQA Psychology Year 2 (ISBN: 978-0198338680)

To prepare you for Year 12 Psychology you may wish to:

  • Read ‘Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide’ (ISBN: 978-1840468526) for a basic insight into Psychology.
  • Start to research into the topic areas above to widen your background knowledge. A good place to start is the department Twitter account (@HBKSocSci).
  • Watch videos on some of the key studies in Psychology including Zimbardo, Milgram, Asch, Harlow, Ainsworth, Sperry, Pavlov, Skinner and Bandura (Search these on Youtube!).