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Psychology

Introduction to Psychology at Harris Academy Morden

"Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin."

- Ivan Pavlov  

Psychology is a broad field of study that encompasses human thought, behaviour, development, personality, social interactions, and so much more! At Harris Academy Morden, students that choose Psychology as one of their elective courses will focus on six key areas: biological, cognitive, developmental, social, individual differences and research methods. Over the course of three years students will develop various skills that will help them in many areas of their academic career.  These skills include evaluating psychological studies and theories, planning and carrying out psychological investigations, evaluating results and using statistics to draw conclusions. Plenty of the skills students will hone use knowledge gained from other areas of the curriculum such as participating in debates, conducting research and writing a cohesive essay.  In Psychology, students will explore the world around them and take a deeper look at human interaction.  Students will explore questions such as why some people become criminals, how brain injuries can affect our memory and the reasons why we dream. 

Please see the document below for details of the Intent, Implemetation and Impact for Psychology at Harris Academy Morden