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Achievement objective 8-4: Issues

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  •  analyse viewpoints on an issue in psychology.

Possible contexts

Possible contexts include the following:

  • What considerations need to be made when conducting psychological research with animals?
  • How might specific research topics have negative impacts on specific groups in society?
  • Do researchers have a cultural bias?

Assessment for qualifications

Learning in relation to this objective can be assessed using psychology achievement standards or relevant achievement standards from other subjects or learning areas. The standards selected should connect with a holistic learning programme that meets the needs of your students. Possible standards include:

  • Psychology – 3.5 Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice

Please ensure that you are using the correct version of the standards by going to the NZQA website.

Last updated November 21, 2017