Year 10 Psychology


Psychology is the study of the mind. In this elective, you will learn about the broad role Psychology plays in our Australian society. Psychology reaches into many aspects of society including:

  • health and wellbeing (Clinical and Positive Psychology)
  • law and order (Forensic Psychology)
  • learning and motivation (Behavioural and Sports Psychology)
  • advertising and persuasion (Behavioural Psychology).

Within this course, we will look at different types of Psychology and determine how that understanding can then influence our day-to-day lives.

What do you do?

This course views Psychology as the scientific study of the brain and human behaviour, so expect to complete some experiments and to evaluate your findings. For instance, you will get the chance to experiment and evaluate different mindfulness techniques. You will also discover what motivates you and think about the ways that you learn best. We will also delve into the world of advertising and persuasion and develop our own advertisements to change the mind of people on important global issues.

What skills do you develop?

The study of Psychology will improve your ability in the following skills:

  • the ability to practice and improve problem solving skills when approaching psychological phenomena
  • the ability to effectively collect and analyse scientific data
  • the ability to critically evaluate research and how to interpret the results
  • the ability to think of creative, outside of the box solutions to everyday problems
  • the ability to actively reflect on our society in the ways psychological understanding is used as well as our role within that society.



You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. You will participate in and complete a range of tasks that will be completed online.

Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.