A brief history of Psychology, the aim of psychology; early schools of psychology; structuralism, functionalism, behaviourism, gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis. Later schools of psychology such as cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic and biological. Fields of psychology such as clinical, industrial, social, environmental, developmental, school, educational, neuropsychology and medical/behavioural. Psychology as a specific discipline: principles that guide scientific research such as objectivism, empiricism, determinism, scepticism, a convergence of operation, refutability and testability. Methods of investigation in Psychology: experimentation, observation, case-study, survey, archival. Relationship between psychology and other disciplines: current issues - mind and body. Nature and Nurture controversies.