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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Psychology

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Psychology is often defined as the ‘Science of Mind and Behaviour’. The study of psychology will help pupils to gain a better understanding of their own, and other people's, behaviour. As well as developing an understanding of cognition, development and psychopathology, pupils learn how issues such as eyewitness testimony, depression and stress can be better understood and managed using psychological methods. 

The course offers a fascinating introduction to aspects of psychological theory, research and current practical applications. It provides an insight in to why we behave the way we do and uncovers fundamental human processes that act upon us on a daily basis.

Psychology is a discipline with inherent practical and theoretical elements and its' study develops skills of analysis, application and evaluation, as well as enhancing essay writing and presentation skills.