Psychology 11 Course Overview
We best understand human behaviour when viewed from three levels - the biological, cognitive, and social-cultural.
Our perception, thinking, memory, and attitudes all operate on two levels: conscious and unconscious.
The field of psychology supports thinking that examines assumptions, weighs evidence, and tests conclusions.
The field of neuroscience and the study of the brain can help us to understand why we sometimes behave as we do.
Studies in psychology respect a strict ethical code and can encompass both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Psychology 11 is an introductory and interdisciplinary course that will allow students to learn about the social science of psychology, and how it will provide students with an opportunity to examine, study, and understand the various aspects of this field. Psychology is the study of mental processes, behaviour, and the relationship between the two. Mental processes in psychology refer to concepts such as learning, motivation, reasoning, and emotion. In other words, the study of psychology involves how humans think, feel, learn, interact, perceive, and understand whether individually, with others, or with the environment.
Throughout the course, students will learn about the behaviour of themselves and others, how to analyze it in an objective manner, and how to see that others differ depending on situation or context.
This course is primarily project based with Learning Guides to help students study the material. There are no exams.
Where does this course fit?
- Pre-requisites: Social Studies 10
- This Grade 11 course is also open to Grade 12 and 10 students who have completed Social Studies 10.
- Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Social Studies options required for graduation
- All resources are provided online.
- There are notes, assignments, rubrics, links, videos, and other materials that will assist the student in their learning.
Introduction to Psychology
Brains, Bodies, and Behaviours
Sensing and Perceiving
States of Consciousness
Growing and Developing
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
Learning Guides x 7
Unit Quizzes x 7
Unit Assignments x 7
You have up to a year to complete your course.