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Offering excellent tried and tested 5* resources for the New AQA Psychology Specification for A level. Including revision activities (summary powerpoints and revision cards) and also full lessons (on approaches, research methods, biopsychology and psychopathology)

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Offering excellent tried and tested 5* resources for the New AQA Psychology Specification for A level. Including revision activities (summary powerpoints and revision cards) and also full lessons (on approaches, research methods, biopsychology and psychopathology)
Research Methods Revision Booklet - AQA Psychology
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Research Methods Revision Booklet - AQA Psychology

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Designed for AQA but could be used for other boards. This is a booklet of activities the students work through for revision on research methods. I have included answers for the statistics section of the booklet. Includes: Hypotheses Variables Ethics Sampling methods Research methods Validity Reliability Statistics Data Distributions Features of Science I have included a PDF version and a word version. The word version doesn’t always keep all its formatting when it is opened on different laptops so I would stick with the pdf version. This was designed to work with a teacher presentation that can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/revision-for-research-methods-teacher-presentation-aqa-psychology-could-be-used-for-other-boards-11623128
Open evening activity psychology
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Open evening activity psychology

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This activities for open evenings or tasters for A-level Psychology. 1 - SERIAL KILLER OR PSYCHOLOGIST - I glued the descriptions of the person to the back of the photo and laminated them as individual cards. I then give the set to a prospective student to sort them into two piles as to whether they think they are a serial killer or a psychologist. It leads to interesting discussions of why they have put them in those piles and can lead to Lombroso and or stereotypes. 2 - INTERESTING CONDITIONS - students match the name of the condition to its description (for example - prosopagnosia and synaesthesia.) 3 - TRUE or FALSE- cards with statements on that can be put into a jar and students pull one out and discuss with you whether they think its true or false. Also put in a poster of topics we study for AQA psychology for the display board
The COGNITIVE Approach AQA Psychology Full Lessons
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The COGNITIVE Approach AQA Psychology Full Lessons

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Resources for two-three lessons on the cognitive approach, includes vidoes, worksheets, activities and powerpoint. 1. Mental processes, including inferences and schema’s. This is packed with fun activities for students to try out to show them their mental processing (including loads of videos). 2. Comparing the mind to computers, cognitive neuroscience and evaluation of the cognitive approach (using the GHG book) Also included is some exam questions to use as a test for students and some good student responses and a summary crossword with answers.
SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY Approach - AQA Psychology - Full Lesson Resources
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SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY Approach - AQA Psychology - Full Lesson Resources

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A full lesson set of resources for AQA Psychology Social Learning theory. It includes: A PPT with video links Notes Sheet - I get students to take notes into the sheet as it runs alongside the ppt Evaluation task Essay Plan Sheet Summary activities, including leaflet instructions, gap fill and spot the mistakes, white board questions
RESEARCH METHODS revision presentation
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RESEARCH METHODS revision presentation

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Made for AQAPsychology A-level but could be easily adapted for other boards. This is a presentation I work through with my students while they are revising research methods - it includes over 60 slides (some with content and some with indications of a task to complete). I usually teach short sections of research methods and then get them to complete the activities in the corresponding booklet. This took me 3-4 lessons of 90 minutes each to complete it all but some could be set for homework. This includes a sample essay on designing research and a summary table for features of science which are areas students often struggle with. The corresponding booklet can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/research-methods-revision-booklet-of-activities-28-pages-aqa-psychology-11623089?theme=0
The BEHAVIOURIST Approach (CLASSICAL and OPERANT CONDITIONING)
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The BEHAVIOURIST Approach (CLASSICAL and OPERANT CONDITIONING)

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Full Lessons (2x 90 mins) for Classical and Operant Conditioning in the Behaviourist approach. It includes work sheets and powerpoints (with lots of video links). Designed for AQA Psychology. It covers all key information needed for AQA spec including behaviourist assumptions and evaluation of the two conditioning theories. Classical conditioning activities include: PPT with many video links -Worksheet examples of classical conditioning (including simpler answer sheet for differentiation) -Notes sheet for students to take notes into for classical conditioning (matches ppt) -Example activity for students to try classical conditioning on themselves -Sample exam question Operant Conditioning activities include: -PPT with some video links -Examples to understand the different types of reinforcement and punishment -Evaluation of CC and OC on a work sheet (and discussion of how to evaluate using P.E.E structure) -Crossword & Answers
FEATURES OF SCIENCE - AQA Psychology Research Methods -  Full Lesson (ppt & activities)
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FEATURES OF SCIENCE - AQA Psychology Research Methods - Full Lesson (ppt & activities)

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Full lesson resources for a challenging part of research methods - Features of science. There is a detailed 40 slide powerpoint and activities included. Activities: -An essay plan structure to help students plan this as an essay -A table activity which is good for revision -A notes sheet - I get students to fill this is out while I go through the powerpoint so they aren't taking too many notes.
SOCIAL INFLUENCE Revision Powerpoint AQA Psychology
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SOCIAL INFLUENCE Revision Powerpoint AQA Psychology

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Designed to recap the whole of social influence for AQA Psychology. This includes, obedience, conformity, minority influence and resisting social influence. Most topics are condensed to one manageable slide that can be turned into revision cards - often more detail is included in the notes of the powerpoint. I give the students a copy of the student version (usually 2 slides to page) to complete and annotate while I go through the teacher version as a class. Sometimes asking them to complete sections before I go through it. I have uploaded a similar thing for most first year topics and Forensic, Gender, Schizophrenia & Issues and Debates for the second year topics.
BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS - Full Lesson  AQA Psychology Biopsychology Year 2
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BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS - Full Lesson AQA Psychology Biopsychology Year 2

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This is a full lesson including powerpoint, booklet for note taking and worksheet activities for A2 Biological Rhythms in the Biopsychology part of the course. It includes Circadian, Infradian and Ultradian Rhythms as well as Endogenous Pacemakers and Exogenous Zeitgebers. The powerpoint is over 40 slides long and includes numerous links to video clips, a longer documentary. I give the students a copy of the notes booklet and they complete this as we go through the ppt - saves time on too much note taking. To finish off there are some summary tasks: A crossword and a card sort summary task on biological rhythms. It will last approximately 3-4 hours of teaching. Try out this 5* rated lesson on biological rhythms for the biopsychology module.
NATURE or NURTURE Aqa Psychology
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NATURE or NURTURE Aqa Psychology

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Full lesson and activities for Aqa Psychology new spec issues and debates. It includes a powerpoint presentation, with notes sheet (the students use this to take notes from the ppt, rather than note into book/paper). Includes some activities: Topic sort (based on Forensic, Gender and Schizophrenia topics - though could be adapted) Exam Questions Essay Plans Video Links
MEMORY Revision Powerpoint AQA Psychology
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MEMORY Revision Powerpoint AQA Psychology

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Designed to recap the whole memory topic for new spec AQA Psychology. Includes shorten notes for MSM, WMM, EWT, Types of LTM, Forgetting. I give the students a copy of the student version (usually 2 slides to page) to complete and annotate while I go through the teacher version as a class. Also included an applied activity to get them to apply their knowledge of memory concepts to 6 example scenarios. I have also uploaded an attachment and Psychopathology one.
Humanism Humanistic Approach Full Lesson AQA Psychology
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Humanism Humanistic Approach Full Lesson AQA Psychology

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A full set of resources to teach Humanism for AQA Psychology New Spec. This took me two lessons of 90 mins each to complete this Approaches topic. I usually get the students to fill out the notes sheet as I go through the ppt - saves taking so many notes and includes activities in it. The activities are linked in throughout, so hopefully the powerpoint acts like a lesson plan. Activities include: Evaluation Sheet Exam Questions Card Sort/or can be done with plastic cups Q sort measure of congruence
Zimbardo Conformity to Social Roles Full Lesson AQA Psychology
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Zimbardo Conformity to Social Roles Full Lesson AQA Psychology

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Full Lesson resources for Zimbardo lesson. This could cover 1.5-2 hours of time. I usually go over social roles, before getting them to watch the 30 min video and complete their notes sheet. Then I go over the study so they can add in any details they missed into their sheet. Then the students complete the evaluation tasks. Before ending the lesson with a true or false. It includes a detailed powerpoint and a few activities. Activities include: -Video link and notes sheet to complete with video -Evaluation sheet -Improving Evaluation of Zimbardo Sheet -Implications of findings
FREE WILL DETERMINISM AQA Psychology Issues and Debates
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FREE WILL DETERMINISM AQA Psychology Issues and Debates

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Full lesson, activities and video links for Aqa Psychology new spec. It includes a powerpoint presentation, with notes sheet (the students use this to take notes from the ppt, rather than note into book/paper). The lesson includes: Discussion Starter Evaluation Match Task Exam Questions 3 video links Activities inbedded in notes sheet Two possible blank essay plans The lesson should take 1 hr 30 - 2 hrs to complete.
The Biological Approach - 2-3 Full Lessons
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The Biological Approach - 2-3 Full Lessons

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This includes full lessons for the biological approach in AQA Psychology. It has ppts, notes sheets for students to take notes (with activities inbedded), video links, activities etc. It covers: Genes and Evolution Neurotransmitters Hormones Idea of Localisation The brain basic structure Evaluation of the approach It is 2- 3 lessons worth of stuff (4-5 hours worth).
SCHIZOPHRENIA Revision Powerpoint
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SCHIZOPHRENIA Revision Powerpoint

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Designed to recap the whole Schizophrenia module for AQA Psychology Teacher and Student Versions. . It includes diagnosis and classification, explanations, treatments and interactionist approach. Most topics are condensed to one manageable slide that can be turned into revision cards. I give the students a copy of the student version (usually 2 slides to page) to complete and annotate while I go through the teacher version as a class. This can be bought as part of a bundle with Schizophrenia revision activities. I have also uploaded some revision powerpoints for first year topics too (Psychopathology, memory, attachment) and some second year (forensic)
OBSERVATIONS Lesson Research methods
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OBSERVATIONS Lesson Research methods

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A full lesson (1 hr 30-2 hrs) on Types of Observations for AQA Psychology. This includes: -A powerpoint which outlines types of observations, evaluation of observations, sampling procedures, behavioural categories and inter-rater reliability. -A summary table -Activities on observations -Exam Questions on Observations -Ideas for designing their own observation
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN - AQA Psychology research methods FULL LESSON
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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN - AQA Psychology research methods FULL LESSON

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This includes a powerpoint detailing notes for experimental designs. I usually only get them to take notes on the description of each design and then they do the card sort to get the evaluation for each. I use the experiment resources to demonstrate the differences in the designs and also to get them thinking about the strengths and weaknesses. Words vs Pictures for repeated measures and then the long and short words memory test for independent groups (instructions on ppt and in notes under ppt slides). 2 sets of exam questions included - one can be for the lesson and one for homework. These assume some prior lessons have been completed on variables, pilot studies and types of experiments. Also uploaded my types of experiments lesson
Data, Maths, Graphs & Significance Research Methods Revision
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Data, Maths, Graphs & Significance Research Methods Revision

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This includes revision on data types, level of measurement, significance and probability, graphs, distributions, drawing conclusions and maths. The students complete the notes sheet as we work through the ppt. Sometimes note taking and sometimes completing the activities before we go through the answers. The notes sheet is 10 pages so packed with practise for them to do. NOTE: Some answers for questions are in the notes section of the ppt It takes me 2-3 hours to complete it all.
LATERALISATION & SPLIT BRAIN - Full Lesson - AQA Psychology Biopsychology Year 2
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LATERALISATION & SPLIT BRAIN - Full Lesson - AQA Psychology Biopsychology Year 2

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Full lesson powerpoint and activities for Lateralisation and Sperry’s study. I get the students to complete the notes sheet while working through the powerpoint. They then complete the evaluation using the pink haired girl text book. Numerous video links throughout the powerpoint. If you like this lesson - Check out my other Biopsychology lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/biopsychology-year-2-aqa-psychology-full-lesson-and-revision-resources-11514864