The Psychology option course presents basic psychology as a social science and promotes curiosity about the causes of human behaviour.
Some of the topics explored in this course include, but are not limited to: perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, belief systems, dreams, emotions, persuasion, and motivation.
You will also learn about the methods psychologists apply in their science and practice. In addition, you will be exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major psychological perspectives.
The following lessons are taken from the year's final unit: The Psychology of Relationships.
LEARN Design and Development Team: Author/Lead Teacher: Steve Scallion, BEd; Editor/Instructional Designer: Kristine Thibeault, MEd.
For the vast majority of people on this planet, relationships are essential. If you are a biological psychologist, you believe that our entire reason for being is to procreate to pass on our genes. If you are a humanist you believe that our reason for being is to reach actualization through relationships with others. A Freudian psychologist may believe that the relationship you have with your mother or father goes on to shape all future relationships. It’s difficult to ignore the impact of relationships. In this unit we will focus on the impact our earliest relationships have on us, we will look at the theories around finding a person to be in a relationship with, and we will look at how relationships grow and deteriorate.