Qualities & Skills Students Will Require
• An interest in how people behave and what influences it
• Good reading skills and a determination to understand and use specialist terminology
• A capacity to analyse and weigh up evidence for different theories
• Some skills in data handling
• A willingness to discuss issues and controversies about human mental processes and behaviour
Careers Psychology Can Lead To
Some students go on to degrees in Psychology and careers in mental health nursing, counselling, education, academia and social work. Other students find the material on offender profiling, offender treatment programmes, eye-witness testimony and abnormality gives good experience for police work and management. The large emphasis on the implementation and analysis of research methods is excellent preparation for study at higher levels.