The science of mind and behaviour, Psychology is an extremely popular option at A-Level. It is a subject that forms a link between the biological sciences and the social sciences: thus if you have an interest in the humanity and the brain then you will enjoy Psychology.
We explore research into a variety of behaviours in an attempt to find answers to questions such as ‘Is there such a thing as evil?’ ‘How do you diagnose OCD?’ ‘Are each of the hemispheres of the brain responsible for different functions and behaviours and how would we know?’
The subject combines particularly well with other social sciences or with, particularly, Philosophy and Ethics. Students who take Psychology need a combination of curiosity, scepticism and a keen interest in research.