King Edward VI School - Psychology


Psychology is the science of the brain and behaviour The human mind is the source of all thought and behaviour – it is the most complex machine on the Earth.

Due to the complexity and diversity of human behaviour, Psychology often poses more questions than it answers. To succeed at Psychology you need a critical eye and be able to take on board a number of conflicting perspectives. You need to have a desire to understand why people do what they do and to know why a person’s mental health can be fragile. As a Psychology student you need to be prepared to learn a lot of new information in a short amount of time, and be confident that you can cope with the more scientific and mathematical side of the subject, as you will be expected to learn, and use, research methods, statistical techniques and graphs.