Psychology (TASC Level 3)

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Psychology (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

Psychology, as the scientific study of behaviour in humans, has undergone a rapid expansion in knowledge, particularly in the sub-fields of neuroscience and cognition, fuelled by the emergence of new interdisciplinary approaches, advances in imaging technologies and a broader public interest in applications of psychology

TASC. Psychology. Level 3, BHP315116, 2020.

Course information for TASC Psychology level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Psychology.

Library Resources
AV Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to get you quickly to the resources you will find on our shelves.

Keyword Search

Dewey Numbers

The following Dewey Numbers can also help to find material on our shelves.

150 Psychology

152 - 158 Specific topics in psychology

152 Sensory perception

152.3 Movements and motor functions

152.4 Emotions

153.12 Memory

155 Developmental psychology

155.4 Child psychology, includes the psychology of people twelve to twenty

158 Applied psychology

171 Ethical systems

Reference resources


  • A Dictionary of psychology - from Oxford University Press - Go to the Electronic Access link in this record to additional online resourcws.

General Encyclopedia

The World Book

Subject Encyclopedia

There are a number of psychology reference books in the Library. For example:

AV Resources

The Library has a wide range of AV material on DVD and as digital movies that can be located by searching the Library catalogue. Please find below a list of suggested resources, ask in the AV office for extended help.

Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.

General sites of interest

Famous psychologists:

Module 1: Research and Inquiry

Module 2: Individual differences

Part A - Gender

Part B - Intelligence

Part C - Personality

Module 3: Psychobiological process

Part A: Visual perception

Part B: Consciousness

Module 4: Human learning

Module 5: Remembering


  • Memory - Psychology Today
  • Memory - The University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute


Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the American Psychological Association (APA) style for Psychology. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.