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Course Information- Psychology A

August 23, 2011

PS1201 – Psychology A
50 points established 2000-07 SKOLFS: 2000:104
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Goals
Goals that pupils should have attained on completion of the course
Pupils should:

have a knowledge of and an understanding of their own and others’ reactions and relations to everyday life and professional life

have a knowledge of and an understanding of the individual¿s development through life

have a knowledge and an understanding of how people function as individuals in groups, as well as how they are affected by the attitudes and complexity of groups and society

have a knowledge of and an understanding of how people perceive and interpret their world and are influenced by it

have a knowledge of and an understanding of people¿s behaviour and differences between individuals

have a knowledge of and an understanding of how psychological problems and stress affect people¿s everyday and professional life

have a knowledge of different models for explaining human behaviour and how they are applied.

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Grading criteria
Criteria for Pass
Pupils describe their own and others¿ reactions and use psychological concepts.

Pupils give an account of different aspects of Man¿s development, learning, thinking and motivation.

Pupils give examples of factors influencing Man¿s views and interpretations of the world.

Pupils give an account of the psychological similarities and differences between people and how they function in groups, communicate and are influenced.

Pupils give examples of how crises, psychological disturbances and problems influence people in everyday life and professional life.

Criteria for Pass with distinction
Pupils reflect over their own and others¿ reactions and relations.

Pupils compare and evaluate different ways of explaining Man¿s behaviour.

Pupils consider questions concerning people¿s behaviour in groups and in other social contexts.

Pupils reflect over and explain the connection between different aspects of development, learning, thinking, motivation and the stress people are exposed to.

Pupils discuss from a critical viewpoint different explanatory models of psychology.

Criteria for Pass with special distinction
Pupils analyse human behaviour and relations from different psychological views and explanatory models, as well as examine and draw conclusions from the consequences of applying these to the individual and groups.

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Skolverket 2011-08-23

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