Psychology is the science of the mind; the most complex machine on earth.

It is the source of all thought and behaviour. So how do we study something as complex, mysterious and invisible as the mind? Psychologists adopt a similar approach to scientists in other fields, and use human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind. Although we can’t observe the mind directly, everything we do, think, feel and say is determined by the functioning of the mind. Psychologists take human behaviour as the raw data for testing their theories about how the mind works.

Why study Psychology? This subject is all around us and touches on every aspect of our lives. Who you are now, how you will be in the future, how you interact with family, friends and strangers; these are the things that psychology can help you better understand. It will also help you understand who you are.

To find out more about studying Psychology in the Sixth Form at CHS, contact the Head Of Department via Parent Portal.