Unit Learning Outcomes
Know about psychology as an academic discipline and applied science.
Describe the key areas studied in psychology and the main purposes of studying them.
Describe the key concepts explored through psychology.
Know about different approaches in psychology.
Explain what is meant by a psychological ‘approach’ and why multiple approaches exist.
Outline some of the most commonly-applied approaches.
Describe the key differences between two commonly-applied approaches.
Know about research in psychology.
Describe research methods used in psychology, including scientific methodology.
Describe ethical considerations in psychology research practice.
Outline key elements of good practice in carrying out research in psychology.
Know about applications of psychology.
Describe the breadth of possible applications of psychology.
Describe in detail how psychology can be applied in a specific context (eg sports performance or treatment of mental health problems).