I was really enthusiastic to take Psychology. The teachers stressed that it would be very sciency and mathsy but that was the biggest lie I've ever been told.
The little maths that is involved can be completed by a 10year old and tbh, I think it is offensive to science to dare call Psychology scientific. It's just a load of bull****.
And whats worse, is the bull**** isn't even interesting!
I thought it would be so so interesting to discover how the memory works but boy I was wrong. Its just copying down a tonne of boring experiments and theories.
Theres no freedom of thought or opinion, no intellectual discussion, just copying down crap that's already been guessed (I can't even be called discovered because everyone just takes a random guess).
The experiments we study are either things that are just obviously wrong or were obviously going to happen.
I am despising the subject and cannot wait to drop it.
Please tell me I am not the only one.
I took Psychology AS (AQA A spec) and almost instantly regretted it, got an A and have dropped it at A2 (I now study English Lit, History and Gov. and Politics). I believe that Psychology as a discipline is a science, but does Psychology the A-Level subject qualify as a 'science'? Like **** it does. I disliked it for the same reasons you do: it's all content. If you learn the studies by heart, if you learn the theories by heart, you'll get the grade you want. There's absolutely no independent thinking (even the evaluation of each theory can be learnt and memorised, no kidding) - it's all just a mark per piece of knowledge you show.
Sorry you're having a boring time with it though, only thing to do it to learn the content, smash the exam and then drop the subject. I do feel for you though, I was in the exact same position last year.
I agree, A2 is ridiculously worse.
People did not just take random guesses and Psychological experiments are rarely obvious - they may seem obvious now because what was investigated 50 years ago has become common knowledge. Furthermore, you can come up with a common sense explanation of completely opposite observations.
However, you're correct that A-Level Psychology can just come down to memorising.
GCSE Psychology isn't so bad...