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Psychology and Sociology A level 



If you are fascinated by the behaviour of others and why we act the way we do, then sociology is for you. Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behaviour, including the social dynamics of small groups of people, large organisations, communities, institutions and even entire societies. Sociologists are typically motivated by their desire to better understand the fundamental principles of social life, believing that an understanding of these principles will help improve people’s lives through more enlightened and effective policies.


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Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and experience and students will get the chance to discover more about the fascinating nature of human behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain thought, emotion, and behaviour. Applications of psychology include mental health, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics, and many other areas affecting health and daily life.


It's difficult to capture everything that psychology encompasses in just a brief definition, but topics such as development, personality, thoughts, feelings, emotions, motivations, biological responses and social behaviours represent just a portion of what psychology seeks to understand and explain.


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