Lead Teacher: Mrs Marj Deans (Marjorie.Deans [at] highland.gov.uk)
Psychology encourages learners to develop an understanding of their own and others’ mental, emotional, social and physical well-being within the context of a scientific study of the human mind and behaviour.
Psychology is uniquely placed to achieve outcomes in the area of Health and Wellbeing and can promote the development of thinking, emotional and social skills. These are transferable skills of value in both personal and professional contexts and learners will be provided with opportunities to consider how psychological knowledge of individual and social behaviour can support personal and professional relationships.
Psychology provides learners with opportunities to find out some of the ways that thoughts and emotions can affect how we feel and behave and how interaction with others shapes social behaviour. Learning and teaching approaches will have a strong focus on the development of skills for learning, skills for life and skills for workand the course promotes these skills through the use of interactive teaching methods, group activities, individual presentations and film clips as well as personal study and reflection.Students work in cooperative learning groups and develop a mature and reflective approach to their own learning and the learning of others around them.