At AS Level candidates focus on 12 core studies. The core studies illustrate a wide range of researchmethods used in psychology, such as experiments, observations, self-reports and case studies. By exploringthe relationship between the content of the study and the research methods, the candidate will gain a broadunderstanding of how psychologists study experiences and behaviours and why the research took place.
Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Psychology study the AS Level content and two of the
This specialist option considers the definitions, symptoms, causes and treatments of a variety of mentaldisorders.
2. Consumer behaviour
This specialist option reflects the society in which we live and looks at both seller and purchaser as wellas the design of consumer environments.
This specialist option focuses on application to everyday life health issues, including pain and stress.
This specialist option considers the world of work, and how individuals and groups within an organisationfunction and influence each other and have an impact on the organisation itself.
These A Level options are diverse in nature but each specialist option is balanced and equivalent in terms ofcontent and demand. The original studies are referenced for teachers but it is not necessary for candidatesto study the original publication. An overview or general summary of each study is sufficient.
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