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)

Member of The Royal Statistical Society (RSS)


 

 Some recent publications:

  Books/Resources

  • Is Gender a social construct? (2018), ATP Today


  • What is happiness? (2018) ATP Today

·        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