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  • Year 10 Psychology Applications Of Psychology

    1. 1. Year 10 Psychology-In Action -a One Semester Course Young people are fascinated and perplexed by their own thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Psychology is a Discipline that spans both the humanities and sciences and for a number of years has been the most popular subject at VCE level - outside Mathematics and English. It arose from both the proven popularity of psychology and to help students be fully, and accurately, informed about the nature of psychology and what it has to offer in both study and vocation. Psychology in Action takes an approach that it is intended to stimulate interest by focusing on 'what psychologist's do' within various specialist areas- in particular the application of Psychology in sport, clinical areas and forensic psychology.
    2. 2. Aims/Outcomes <ul><li>The outcomes of this course of study apply across many disciplines, but particularly Psychology. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide an introduction to psychology concepts, theories, approaches and applications </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage students to explore and understand the relationship between psychological findings and everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>To develop skills of analysis, interpretation, application and evaluation’ </li></ul><ul><li>To develop an understanding of ethical issues in Psychology, including the ethical and moral implications of psychological research </li></ul>
    3. 3. Aims/Outcomes (Cont) <ul><li>To develop knowledge of terminology, principles and theories </li></ul><ul><li>To develop an appreciation for and understanding of the major scientific methods through which Psychologists develop descriptions, explanations, understanding, prediction and application in Psychology </li></ul>
    4. 4. Topic 1: What is Psychology? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Module One is an introduction to psychology and introduces students to the nature of psychology and all of the specialist areas. This investigation includes- </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of psychologists and the key areas of specialization. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic and registration requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics and psychologists. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Topic 1: What Is Psychology <ul><li>Work requirements include – </li></ul><ul><li>a role play on one area of </li></ul><ul><li>applied psychology, </li></ul><ul><li>and the creation of a pamphlet </li></ul><ul><li>to explain and promote one area </li></ul><ul><li>of psychology. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    6. 6. Topic 2: Sports Psychology <ul><li>Students learn about </li></ul><ul><li>The roles of a sports psychologist and areas of specialisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation – types </li></ul><ul><li>Goal setting – types of, tips for setting goals </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Self-confidence – levels of self-confidence, improving self confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and relaxation – the human nervous system, arousal and effects of prolonged arousal </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation techniques </li></ul>
    8. 8. Sports Psycholgy And ……..Mental skills for peak performance – imagery, focus and flow
    9. 9. Sports Psychology <ul><li>In Sports Psychology students produce a concept map and a PowerPoint presentation on a concept to do with sports psychology – such as motivation, choking </li></ul>
    10. 10. Sports psychology <ul><li> </li></ul>
    11. 11. Topic 3: Forensic Psychology <ul><li>Includes a study of the </li></ul><ul><li>Roles of a forensic psychologist and areas of specialization in forensic psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing levels of dangerousness in criminals </li></ul>
    12. 12. Topic 3: Forensic Psychology In this topic we also look at: Characteristics of violent offenders Stalkers and stalking Clinical profiling, and Criminal profiling
    13. 13. Forensic Psychology http:// Assessment task In Forensic psychology , students examine the role played by forensic psychology in the identification, capture and judgement of criminals in court. The Work Requirement is to develop a profile on a serial criminal.
    14. 14. Forensic psychology The forensic psychologist in the courtroom may also be examined and the psychology of eye-witness testimony investigated
    15. 15. Topic 4: Clinical Psychology <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Students investigate </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and areas of specialization of a clinical psychologist </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological assessment and testing </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders </li></ul>
    16. 16. Topic 4: Clinical Psychology includes an investigation into <ul><li>The roles and areas of specialization of a clinical psychologist </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological assessment and testing </li></ul><ul><li>and the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders </li></ul>
    17. 17. Clinical Psychology <ul><li>What do you see? </li></ul><ul><li>Rorschach inkblot – a projective test to assess the inner, unconscious thoughts of a person. This is just one of the ways in which psychologists attempt to understand what is going on inside the mind. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Clinical Psychology <ul><li>In the Work Requirement, students will compose an imaginative diary outlining a week in the life of a schizophrenic, and research and report on one type of diagnosable mental illness. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Psychology <ul><li>It’s ………………. </li></ul><ul><li>everywhere! </li></ul>