Is psychology alevel fun? What do you do in it? Is it hard to answer the questions? Watch

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It is fun & interesting - just heavy with content.

I did AQA Psychology [before dropping it when transitioning into Y13]. The Year 12 [Year 1] topics we covered were the following: Social Influence, Approaches, Research Methods, Memory, Attachment & Psychopathology.

Psychology, for the most part, is a subject that you have to memorise the answers to. There are 16 markers which you would've written 100 times before entering the exam. You just need to learn the AO1 [content] and AO3 [evaluation] for most of the questions. However, there are AO2 questions that are application questions - meaning you need to do AO1 & AO3 [sometimes - depends on how much marks the Q is worth] as well as AO2 by applying what you've learnt to the question. Those AO2 questions I found hard sometimes. Also, there are research methods questions that are mostly math-y & science-y, which I found the hardest.

Overall, Psychology is a great subject - you'll learn a lot from it. It is mostly memorising what you've revised so as long as you do your revision, you're good to go. BUT DONT WAIT TIL LAST MINUTE TO REVISE PSYCHOLOGY!

I suggest you read The Lucifer Effect By Phillip Zimbardo. It's about why good people do bad things. I started it in the summer, and it gave me an insight into the subject, especially social influence [because you'll there's a whole page on Zimbardo and his experient - which is in the book]. Warning: it's a very big book!!
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Thank you very much will do!
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