Psychology Subject Outline (for teaching in 2016)

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Psychology 2016 Subject Outline Stage 1 and Stage 2
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Published by the SACE Board of South Australia, 60 Greenhill Road, Wayville, South Australia 5034 Copyright © SACE Board of South Australia 2010 First published 2010 Reissued for 2011 (published online October 2010, printed January 2011), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 ISBN 978 1 74102 598 9 (online Microsoft Word version) ref: A443545 This subject outline is accredited for teaching at Stage 1 from 2010 and at Stage 2 from 2011
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CONTENTS Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1 Subject Description ......................................................................................................... 1 Capabilities ..................................................................................................................... 2 Literacy in Psychology .................................................................................................... 3 Numeracy in Psychology ................................................................................................ 4 Ethical Study and Research ........................................................................................... 4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge, Cultures, and Perspectives ............... 6 Stage 1 Psychology ......................................................................................................... 7 Learning Scope and Requirements .................................................................................... 8 Learning Requirements .................................................................................................. 8 Psychology Investigation Skills ....................................................................................... 9 Content ......................................................................................................................... 13 Assessment Scope and Requirements ............................................................................ 24 Evidence of Learning .................................................................................................... 24 Assessment Design Criteria ......................................................................................... 24 School Assessment ...................................................................................................... 26 Performance Standards ................................................................................................ 28 Assessment Integrity .................................................................................................... 31 Support Materials ............................................................................................................. 32 Subject-specific Advice ................................................................................................. 32 Advice on Ethical Study and Research ......................................................................... 32 Stage 2 Psychology ....................................................................................................... 33 Learning Scope and Requirements .................................................................................. 34 Learning Requirements ................................................................................................ 34 Psychology Investigation Skills ..................................................................................... 35 Content ......................................................................................................................... 39 Assessment Scope and Requirements ............................................................................ 49 Evidence of Learning .................................................................................................... 49 Assessment Design Criteria ......................................................................................... 50 School Assessment for a 10-credit Subject .................................................................. 51 External Assessment for a 10-credit Subject ................................................................ 53 School Assessment for a 20-credit Subject .................................................................. 54 External Assessment for a 20-credit Subject ................................................................ 58 Performance Standards ................................................................................................ 58 Assessment Integrity .................................................................................................... 61
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Support Materials ............................................................................................................. 62 Subject-specific Advice ................................................................................................. 62 Advice on Ethical Study and Research ......................................................................... 62
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INTRODUCTION SUBJECT DESCRIPTION Psychology may be undertaken as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject at Stage 1, and as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject at Stage 2. This subject sits between the life sciences and the humanities, with two consequences. First, psychology can, as a discipline, emphasise connections to either the sciences or the humanities. Second, it draws teachers and students whose backgrounds and interests lie both in the humanities and in the sciences. Since most of the dominant paradigms in psychology in the last hundred years have been scientific ones, this subject emphasises the construction of psychology as a scientific enterprise. Psychology is based on evidence gathered as a result of planned investigations following the principles of the scientific method. The study of Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. By emphasising evidence-based procedures (that is, observation, experimentation, and experience), this subject allows students to develop useful skills in analytical and critical thinking and in making inferences. The distinctive benefits of studying Psychology derive from its subject matter. In general, the skills learnt through Psychology are parallel to those learnt in other science subjects: how to be a critical consumer of information; how to identify psychological processes at
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  • Fall '15
  • Mrs. Hahn
  • Psychology, Calculus, ........., Torres Strait, Study of Psychology, human psychological development, Ethical Study and Research

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