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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Psychology
Term 1Social influence    
Identification and explanation of how social factors and dispositional factors affect conformity.
Assessment: End of Term assessments. Homework and research projects. Final examKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Language, thought and communication   
Piaget’s theory: language depends on thought. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: thinking depends on language. Variation in recall of events and recognition of colours, eg in Native American cultures.
Assessment: End of Term assessments. Homework and research projects. Final examKey Words and Terms
 
Term 3Brain and neuro-psychology    
The divisions of the human nervous system: central and peripheral (somatic and autonomic), basic functions of these divisions. The autonomic nervous system and the fight or flight response. The James-Lange theory of emotion.
Assessment: End of Term assessments. Homework and research projects. Final examKey Words and Terms
 
Term 4 Psychological problems   
Characteristics of mental health, eg positive engagement with society, effective coping with challenges. Cultural variations in beliefs about mental health problems. Increased challenges of modern living, eg isolation. Increased recognition of the nature of mental health problems and lessening of social stigma.
Assessment: End of term assessments and Final exams.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Revision and Exams   
Preparation for year 11 final exams
Assessment: 2 Exam papersKey Words and Terms
 

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