AQA A-Level Psychology Addiction Paper 3 Option

AQA A-Level Psychology Addiction
Paper 3 Option
The ‘pick-up a module and go’ series


  1. Describing addiction: physical and psychological dependence, tolerance and withdrawal syndrome.
  2. Risk factors in the development of addiction, including genetic vulnerability, stress, personality, family influences and peers.
  3. Explanations for nicotine addiction: brain neurochemistry, including the role of dopamine, and learning theory as applied to smoking behaviour, including reference to cue reactivity.
  4. Explanations for gambling addiction: learning theory as applied to gambling, including reference to partial and variable reinforcement; cognitive theory as applied to gambling, including reference to cognitive bias.
  5. Reducing addiction: drug therapy; behavioural interventions, including aversion therapy and covert sensitisation; cognitive behaviour therapy.
  6. The application of the following theories of behaviour change to addictive behaviour; the theory of planned behaviour and Prochaska’s six-stage model of behaviour change.

Extensive PowerPoint© display (101 lavish slides), complete and informative coverage, including links to resources and lots for students to think about and examination style questions
This module on addiction, is equally accessible for new and experienced teachers.
All you need to present this module in one package.
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I have over 20 years’ experience of teaching psychology and have always found addiction studies really engaging for students … I hope you get as much enjoyment out of using this resource, as I had in producing it (it took ages!!!)
The author, Andy McCarthy is a Chartered Psychologist, experienced teacher, lecturer and publisher.

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