All resources were used for a 2hr GCSE taster session.
Students are introduced to psychology through the discussion of gifs to form a definition.
Students are introduced to the course and complete a diamond 9 activity designed to get students discussing their justification for their thought processes.
Taster 2: students focus on how psychologists investigate topics using different theories. students investigate the research question “What causes evil behaviour?” After discussing how ‘evil’ could be operationalised (e.g. aggression, selfish acts that lead to harm, lack of empathy), students complete a rotation task in which they are introduced to a number of theories (including milgram, conditioning, social learning, and brain scanning). The off specification topics can be used to enthuse students regarding the new subject.