Psychology: amac education 

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Me....

 Andy McCarthy  CPsychol

 Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

 

 DBS (formerly CRB) Checked (Enhanced)

 Past Examiner with AQA-A

 Over 20 years experience teaching psychology

 

 GCSE - GCE A-Level (Old and New Specs) - IB - Access to HE 


I have taught all the major examination boards, including: AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL and WJEC

     Qualifications:

     Pg Cert: "Teaching Psychology" (Staffordshire).

·    BSc (Hons) "Social Psychology" (Kent).

·    Cert: Applied Social Sciences (merit), Christ Church.

·    Cert: Comparative World Religions (merit), Christ Church

   Professional Membership:

Chartered Psychologist, The  British  Psychological Society (#83757)

Member,  The Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP)

Associate member EFPTA (European Federation of Psychology Teacher's Associations)

Member, International Council of Psychology Educators (ICOPE)


 

 Some recent publications:

  Books/Resources

·        A guide to ethics in practical research activities for pre-tertiary psychology teachers and students. ATP (2015):  Morag Williamson with contributions from: Dorothy Coombs, Deb Gajic, Helen Kitching & Andy McCarthy

  • 'Teaching Psychology in the United Kingdom'. Handbook and Abstracts / Ed. Prof Victor Karandashev. ? Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. 2002. ? 134p
  • AQA GCSE Psychology, Module One, Units 1-5: ?A Complete Teaching Resource?. McCarthy & Lech (2012). Hamilton House & Classroom Resources Ltd (ISBN: 978-1-84671-498-6)
  •  AQA GCSE Psychology, Module Two, Units 6-10: ?A Complete Teaching Resource?. McCarthy & Lech (2012). Hamilton House & Classroom Resources Ltd (ISBN: 978-1-84671-507-5

  • AQA GCE Research Methods for Psychology: ?A Complete Teaching Resource?. McCarthy A.P. (2013). Hamilton House & Classroom Resources Ltd (ISBN: 978-1-84671-552-5)

     

 

  Papers/Articles

  • 'Towards a new understanding of Schizophrenia: An aetiological discussion, a case for two distinct disorders and a suggested revision of the ?Dopamine Hypothesis?.    (July 2004, Rev 2007), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607)
  • AS re:sits: To do or not to do, that is the question?   (February  2007), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607)
  • What is validity and reliability?   (October  2007), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607)
  • Familiarised voice recognition: intra-modal repetition priming, and a cognitive model of voice recognition processing' (European Journal of Psychology, 2010).
  • Pre-pubic Anorexia as an addiction: a discussion document (June  2010), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online.
  • Is Local before Global a Universal Scene Perception? Cross-Cultural Differences in Visual Organization (Submitted 2010: European Journal of Psychology)
  •  McCarthy, A. & Lech, A. (June 2011). The Matrixication of Reality. Journal for the Teaching of Psychology (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online.
  • McCarthy, A & Lech, A (2012). Situational Factors, Social Influence and Extremes of Human Behaviour. Journal for the Teaching of Psychology (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online
  • McCarthy, A & Lech, A (2012). Milgram Revisited: The Maryland McDonalds Strip Hoax. ATP Today (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online
  • McCarthy, A & Lech, A (2013). The rubber hand illusion extended: A new challenge to your perception. ATP Today (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online