AQA A Level Psychology - Year 1 and year 2 experimental research methods

AQA A Level Psychology - Year 1 and year 2 experimental research methods

SAVE TIME AND PLANNING WITH THIS RESOURCE! POWERPOINT AND BOOKLET INCLUDED! Over 15 hours of year 1 and 2 research methods teaching content with independent study (flipped learning) tasks and exam style questions with mark schemes built in throughout. The lessons are designed in a way to allow more able students to move on to quickly applying their knowledge by answering exam style questions, freeing up teacher time to focus on consolidating the knowledge of weaker students. The completed booklet acts as an excellent revision resource to help students plan for their linear exams. Specification content covered includes: Experimental methods Variables Aims and hypothesis Sampling Experimental design Pilot studies Ethics Descriptive statistics - measures of dispersion and central tendency, graphical displays and use of a table. Distributions Levels of measurement Statistical testing including calcuating the sign test Probability and significance Using critical values tables Type 1 and type 2 errors General note from the author: Feedback is more than welcome. I am more than willing to update and resend resources that buyers are less than satisfied with.
lornaslasor
Psychology Research Methods

Psychology Research Methods

‘Psych Research Methods’ is a resource that ties into the Scottish National 5 Psychology curriculum. It includes detailed presentation slides and notes covering 2 lessons, including student worksheet and in class activities. Key words: Psychology, Research
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GCSE Psychology Criminology OCR Assessment and answers.

GCSE Psychology Criminology OCR Assessment and answers.

Used as an end of topic assessment this booklet has questions based upon the key concepts, theories and applications students need to know for the criminal psychology unit of OCR GCSE. Questions were created by myself using the official OCR workbook as a base. Also includes teacher feedback section and student self-assessment, Answer guidance is also included. Please note- The questions and answers provided were created by myself and are not endorsed by OCR.
bentont
AQA Psychology issues and debates work booklet

AQA Psychology issues and debates work booklet

Work booklet given to students to complete independently. Makes an excellent summer project or revision resource. Students had some knowledge of the issues and debates content but had not covered it in any great depth. This booklet therefore contains enough detail for them to have a good understanding of the content but also leaves enough gaps for the students to use their existing knowledge and additional research skills to complete. Knowledge review questions are included at the end of every sub topic. As always, I recommend students use the Tutor2u and Simply Psychology sites as a point of reference. Levels of explanation picture credit to Tutor2U Psychology.
lornaslasor
AQA NEW SPEC GCSE PSYCH - Development - Dweck's mindset

AQA NEW SPEC GCSE PSYCH - Development - Dweck's mindset

Lesson covering description and evaluation of Dweck’s mindset include some AO2 application questions with model responses. Resources include a prep learning task set as homework the lesson before, however, this could be adapted to be used in lesson if needed.
lornaslasor
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) starter pack

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) starter pack

This was created for the Edexcel EPQ from scratch, however can easily be adapted for AQA. Includes; EPQ 1 year plan/calendar. Handbook for students. ‘Role of the Supervisor’ guidance Taster lesson for Y11 or Y12 Summer transition work.
Findlotte
A Level Psychology and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) taster lesson

A Level Psychology and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) taster lesson

Psychology taster focuses on Attachment types and encourages students to complete a quiz to find out their own (sensitive questions!) It also included the ‘Marshmallow Test’ by Mischel. EPQ taster session briefly outlines the course and then allows students to practice critical thinking skills by examining sources for and against the ‘Legalise Cannabis’ debate. Both are roughly 45 minutes, summer preparation booklets compliment these lessons.
Findlotte
13/20 of the Core Studies (OCR PSYCHOLOGY AS + A2)

13/20 of the Core Studies (OCR PSYCHOLOGY AS + A2)

Detailed and clear descriptions (aim, sample, method, procedure, variables etc) and evaluations of 13 out of the 20 core studies for OCR Psychology. Social - Levine, Piliavin Cognitive - Grant, Moray Developmental - Bandura, Lee, Kohlberg Biological - Sperry, Casey, Blakemore and Cooper, Maguire Individual differences - Gould, Hancock I have made these myself and have put a considerable amount of time in to these, The studies are in great detail and well worth the purchase. Will save you lots of time planning.
Cecil6
AQA GCSE NEW SPEC - Development - McGarrigle and Donaldson's Naughty Teddy

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC - Development - McGarrigle and Donaldson's Naughty Teddy

This lesson gives students the knowledge they need in order to outline and evaluate this key study as well as apply their knowledge to scenario based questions. Highly student led, the lesson includes relevant video clips, fill in the gap activities, recap AO1 questions, application AO2 questions and student led evaluation via mindmap and live writing with WAGOLL evaluation paragraphs included for teacher (or student) reference.
lornaslasor
AQA GCSE NEW SPEC PSYCH - Development - Piaget

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC PSYCH - Development - Piaget

One to two lessons introducing students to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. This/these student led lesson(s) include key word mix and match, fill in the gap, cut and stick as well as practical activities to allow children to discover Piaget’s stages and his amain assumptions of schema development, egocentrism and conservation. Assessment comes in the form of mini whiteboard activities as well as written AO2 scenario based questions with model answers.
lornaslasor
GCSE OPTIONS EVENING POSTER FOR AQA GCSE PSYCHOLOGY

GCSE OPTIONS EVENING POSTER FOR AQA GCSE PSYCHOLOGY

3 posters to illustrate what psychology is about! First poster: An overview of the exams, what topics are covered, what subjects “go with” psychology and a description of what psychology is. Second poster: A display of questions relating to each topic covered in Year 1 (Unit 1). Third poster: A display of questions relating to each topic covered in Year 2 (Unit 2).
charlotte_pagett
AQA GCSE UNIT 1 LITERACY MAP

AQA GCSE UNIT 1 LITERACY MAP

A poster that can be printed and given to students to encourage greater use of keywords, knowledge of command words and effective evaluation. It contains a list of key words for the memory, perception and development topics as well as the title of the key studies required for each topic. It has an evaluation diagram on there to encourage students to ‘build’ their evaluation and also a description of what the three main command words are (describe, apply, evaluate). My students love this and refer to it often.
charlotte_pagett
HOW TO REVISE

HOW TO REVISE

A 10-slide PowerPoint that talks through useful revision tips for both GCSE and A-Level students. It has a Psychology focus on the last two slides but can be adapted for any subject.
charlotte_pagett
Brain research with monkeys

Brain research with monkeys

Macaque monkeys are rewarded to use a computer touch screen. They have to learn about the images that give the reward. Dr Mitchell is interested in the role of the mediodorsal thalamus in learning. She wonders whether one day we will be able to improve our own ability to learn. You can see a 360 online lab tour of the Oxford University primate facility here: http://www.labanimaltour.org/oxford See more films about the use of animals in medical and scientific research here: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/resources/video-library/ These clips can be used for careers teaching as well as well as Biology as they feature scientists and technicians at work…
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Memory Revision Powerpoint AQA New Spec

Memory Revision Powerpoint AQA New Spec

I teach at an online highschool so tend to have quite detailed powerpoints This is a complete review of memory under the new spec AQA Psychology Curriculum There are various activities throughout and lots of information This is my first resources so let me know of any improvements for next time I am hoping to complete more for the other topics covered this year as well
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Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 5 - Mid-Scheme Assessment

Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 5 - Mid-Scheme Assessment

This package is designed for the Edexcel Psychology (9-1) New Specification, Unit 3 (Memory) and contains everything you could possibly need for a mid scheme assessment of the following topics: Lesson 4 - Peterson & Peterson Lesson 3 - Evaluating the Multi-Store Model Lesson 2 - The Multi-Store Model Lesson 1 - What is Memory? This package contains the assessment itself, and a mark-scheme of this. It also includes a handy RAG Sheet for students to rate their confidence in the assessed topics, taboo cards for them to revise and practice with before the assessment, and a whole-class feedback document for you to share after the assessment is completed!
MrSidneyStringer
Psychology Research Methods

Psychology Research Methods

Detailed psychology notes on research methods Includes things like statistical tests, levels of measurements, variables, hypotheses etc Perfect for Edexcel Psychology
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Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 4 - Peterson & Peterson

Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 4 - Peterson & Peterson

This lesson is designed for the Edexcel Psychology (9-1) New Specification, Unit 3 (Memory) and contains everything you could possibly need for the 4th lesson, Peterson & Peterson. This package contains the whole lesson Powerpoint, fully differentiated activities and differentiated worksheets! The whole lesson is designed in a ‘pick up and teach it’ way, that means everything you could possibly need is all there for you. There are lots of engaging and interesting activities, designed to keep your classes motivated, engaged and making the best progress that they can within the lesson, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for stretch and challenge. Objectives covered in this lesson are as follows: Describe the APRC of Peterson & Peterson’s study Explain how the findings of the study support the duration of the STM Evaluate Peterson & Peterson’s study
MrSidneyStringer
Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 3 - Evaluating the Multi-Store Model

Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 3 - Evaluating the Multi-Store Model

This lesson is designed for the Edexcel Psychology (9-1) New Specification, Unit 3 (Memory) and contains everything you could possibly need for the 3rd lesson, Evaluating the Multi-Store Model. This package contains the whole lesson Powerpoint, fully differentiated activities and differentiated worksheets/homework! The whole lesson is designed in a ‘pick up and teach it’ way, that means everything you could possibly need is all there for you. There are lots of engaging and interesting activities, designed to keep your classes motivated, engaged and making the best progress that they can within the lesson, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for stretch and challenge. Objectives covered in this lesson are as follows: Describe the primacy and recency effect Explain how the case of Clive Wearing can be used to evaluate the MSM Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the MSM
MrSidneyStringer
Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 2 - The Multi-Store Model

Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 2 - The Multi-Store Model

This lesson is designed for the Edexcel Psychology (9-1) New Specification, Unit 3 (Memory) and contains everything you could possibly need for the 2nd lesson, The Multi-Store Model. This package contains the whole lesson Powerpoint, fully differentiated activities and differentiated worksheets! The whole lesson is designed in a ‘pick up and teach it’ way, that means everything you could possibly need is all there for you. There are lots of engaging and interesting activities, designed to keep your classes motivated, engaged and making the best progress that they can within the lesson, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for stretch and challenge. Objectives covered in this lesson are as follows: Define key words relating to memory Explain how the STM and LTM differ in terms of duration, capacity and storage Outline the MSM
MrSidneyStringer
Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 1 - What is Memory?

Edexcel Psychology (9-1) GCSE New Spec Unit 3 Lesson 1 - What is Memory?

This lesson is designed for the Edexcel Psychology (9-1) New Specification, Unit 3 (Memory) and contains everything you could possibly need for the 1st lesson, What is Memory? This package contains the whole lesson Powerpoint, a differentiated starter, lots of fully differentiated activities and differentiated worksheets! The whole lesson is designed in a ‘pick up and teach it’ way, that means everything you could possibly need is all there for you. There are lots of engaging and interesting activities, designed to keep your classes motivated, engaged and making the best progress that they can within the lesson, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for stretch and challenge. Objectives covered in this lesson are as follows: Define key words relating to memory Explain the process of input, processing, storage and output Explain how visual, auditory and meaning of information differ in terms of encoding
MrSidneyStringer
Measures of central tendancy

Measures of central tendancy

My students were getting stuck on the questions that asked them to identify which measure of central tenancy they would use and why. All feedback is appreciated. I’m no math teacher.
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Four A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. 5 Schizophrenia essays and examination tips. A*,full mark examples. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays. (PDF)

Four A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. 5 Schizophrenia essays and examination tips. A*,full mark examples. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays. (PDF)

A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) PAPER 1 (first set) specimen paper. (New syllabus) Section A : Social Influence Section B : Memory Section C: Attachment. Section D: Psychopathology This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Social influence 0 1 Which of the following terms best matches the statements below?[4 marks] 0 2 Briefly outline and evaluate the findings of any one study of social influence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations of resistance to social influence. As part of your discussion, refer to the views expressed by Jack and Sarah in the conversation above. [16 marks] Section B Memory 0 4-0 1 What is the most appropriate measure of central tendency for calculating the average of the scores, from Table 1, in each of the two groups? Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4-0 2 Calculate the measure of central tendency you have identified in your answer to question 04.0 1 for Group A and Group B. Show your calculations for each group. [4 marks] 0 4-0 3 Use your knowledge of forgetting to explain why this may have occurred. [2 marks] 0 5 Describe and evaluate the working memory model of memory. [16 marks] Section C Attachment 06 Name three stages in the development of attachments identified by Schaffer. [3 marks] 0 7 Name the attachment type demonstrated by each of the children in the conversation above by writing the attachment type next to the name below. [3 marks] 0 8 Briefly evaluate learning theory as an explanation of attachment. [4 marks] 0 9 Explain what is meant by ‘event sampling’. [2 marks] 1 0 Briefly discuss how observational research might be improved by conducting observations in a controlled environment. [4 marks] 1 1 Discuss research into the influence of early attachment on adult relationships. [8 marks] Section D Psychopathology 1 2 Which two of the following are examples of Jahoda’s criteria for ‘ideal mental health’? [2 marks] 1 3 Apart from ‘deviation from ideal mental health’, outline three definitions of abnormality. Refer to the article above in your answer. [6 marks] 1 4 Suggest how the behavioural approach might be used to explain Kirsty’s phobia of balloons. [4 marks] 1 5-0 2 Outline one way in which the researchers should have dealt with ethical issues in this study. [2 marks] 1 5-0 3 Explain how this study could be modified by checking the sleep questionnaire for test-retest reliability. [4 marks] 1 6 Outline cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for depression. [4 marks] 3377 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF RESOURCE. A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) PAPER 2 (first set) specimen paper. Psychology in context (New syllabus) Section A : Approaches in Psychology Section B : Biopsychology Section C: Research methods This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam for Paper 2. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 2 Explain what is meant by ‘inference’ in relation to this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by ‘congruence’. Explain one way in which Dominic might achieve ‘congruence’. [4 marks] 0 4 Discuss the contribution of behaviourist psychologists such as Pavlov and Skinner to our understanding of human behaviour. [16 marks] Section B Biopsychology 0 6 Outline one difference between the EEG and ERPs. [2 marks] 0 7 Using your knowledge of endogenous pacemakers and exogenous zeitgebers, explain Sam’s experiences. [4 marks] 0 9 Outline the structures and processes involved in synaptic transmission. [6 marks] 1 0 Briefly explain how unusual behaviour in split brain patients could be tested in an experiment. [2 marks] 1 1 Briefly evaluate research using split brain patients to investigate hemispheric lateralisation of function. [4 marks] Section C Research methods 1 2 Identify the dependent variable in this study. [2 marks] 1 3 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 1 4 Identify one extraneous variable that the psychologist should have controlled in the study and explain why it should have been controlled. [3 marks] 1 5 Explain one advantage of using a stratified sample of participants in this study. [2 marks] 1 6 Explain how the psychologist would have obtained the male participants for her stratified sample. Show your calculations. [3 marks] 1 8 What conclusions might the psychologist draw from the data in Table 1? Refer to the means and standard deviations in your answer. [6 marks] 1 9 Explain how using the standard deviation rather than the range in this situation, would improve the study. [3 marks] 2 0 Explain why the test you have chosen would be a suitable test in this case. [4 marks] 2 1 What is meant by ‘the results were significant at p 2 2 Briefly explain one method the psychologist could use to check the validity of the data she collected in this study. [2 marks] 2 3 Briefly explain one reason why it is important for research to undergo a peer review process. [2 marks] 2 4 Design an observation study to investigate sex differences in non-verbal behaviour of males and females when they are giving a presentation to an audience. [12 marks] 3065 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Schizophrenia’ Section C. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. (PDF). A*, full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section C, Topic : Schizophrenia, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (first set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss biological explanations for schizophrenia. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (second set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss reliability and/or validity in relation to the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 0 2 Discuss token economies as a method used in the management of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 3 Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology Schizophrenia essays. 1269 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 ‘Relationships’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays (PDF). A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Relationships, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Relationships 0 1 Discuss evolutionary explanations for partner preferences. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Relationships Read the item and answer the question that follows. Teddy is discussing his girlfriend, Sasha. He says, ‘We were in the same year at university, both studying marketing. She was really good at the theoretical side and I was better when it came to practical work. We specialise in different areas now. I’m always proud to be seen out with Sasha. Other guys are really jealous when they see her. We tell each other everything though, no secrets in our relationship.’ Discuss factors affecting attraction in romantic relationships. Refer to Teddy’s comments in your answer. [16 marks] 1117 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Gender’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Gender Paper 3. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Gender 0 1 Describe and evaluate Kohlberg’s explanation of gender development. [16 marks] Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Gender 0 2 Read the item and answer the question that follows. Social psychologists are writing a report about their research into children’s toys. They write, ‘Parents still tend to buy pink for girls. In fact, it is hard to find any adverts aimed at girls that are not ‘pink and fluffy’. For boys, parents tend to buy more competitive or combat-type toys. Good against evil is a common theme in adverts aimed at boys. Even at school, playground activities are different. As children get older, boys and girls tend to have more shared interests like music’. Discuss the influence of culture and media on the development of gender roles. Refer to the report above in your answer. [16 marks] Words: 1424. Copyright: Joseph Campbell 2018. A*, full mark examples of the AQA AS PAPER 1 (first and second set) and AQA AS PAPER 2 (first and second set) specimen papers. For teaching AS Psychology. Featuring answers to the following questions: Paper 1 (First set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Briefly outline and evaluate the authoritarian personality as an explanation of obedience to authority. [4 marks] 0 2 With reference to the article above, explain how social influence leads to social change. [6 marks] 0 3 Describe and evaluate two studies of social influence. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 The experiment used an independent groups design. Explain how this study could have been modified by using a matched pairs design. [4 marks] 02 Identify and outline two techniques that may be used in a cognitive interview. [4 marks] 0 3 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of leading questions on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. [8 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 With reference to Abdul’s conversation with his friend, outline two features of caregiver-infant interaction. [4 marks] 0 2 Explain how such observational research might be refined through the use of behavioural categories. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss Bowlby’s maternal deprivation theory. Refer to the experience of Joe as part of your discussion. [12 marks] Paper 1 (Second set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Identify and briefly discuss two reasons why people have criticised Zimbardo’s prison study. [6 marks] 0 2 With reference to this example of social change, explain how psychology might affect the economy. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for conformity. Refer to Polly and Jed in your discussion. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 Use your knowledge of the multi-store model of memory to explain the purpose of this research and the likely outcome. [4 marks] 0 2 Suggest one 4-letter sequence and one 5-letter sequence that the researcher could use. In the case of each sequence, give a justification for your choice. Use a different justification for each sequence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for forgetting. Refer to Martin’s experiences in your answer. [12 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 Using the data in Table 1, explain the procedure used for the time sampling technique in this study. [3 marks] 0 2 In what percentage of the total observations was the baby gazing at his mother? Show your calculations. [2 marks] 0 3 Explain what is meant by ‘overt observation’. [2 marks] 0 4 Outline the procedure used in one study of animal attachment. [4 marks] 0 5 Briefly discuss one limitation of using animals to study attachment in humans. [4 marks] 0 6 Outline and evaluate Bowlby’s monotropic theory of attachment. [8 marks] Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly suggest how each of these responses might inform psychologists investigating models of human cognitive processing. [2 marks] 0 2 Explain which type of conditioning is being investigated in this experiment? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by social learning theory and explain how social learning might have occurred in the procedure described above. [6 marks] 0 4 Discuss two limitations of social learning theory. [6 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 Distinguish between obsessions and compulsions. [2 marks] 0 2 With reference to the study described above, what do the results seem to show about possible influences on the development of OCD? [4 marks] 0 3 Outline one cognitive characteristic of OCD and one behavioural characteristic of OCD that can be identified from the description provided by Steven. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly outline one strength of the cognitive explanation of depression. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the behavioural approach to treating phobias. [12 marks] Section C Research methods Identify the experimental design used in this study and outline one advantage of this experimental design. [3 marks] 0 2 Describe one other experimental design that researchers use in psychology. [2 marks] 0 3 Apart from using random allocation, suggest one way in which the psychologist might have improved this study by controlling for the effects of extraneous variables. Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 0 5 From the information given in the description, calculate the number of participants in each group in Condition B. [1 mark] 0 6 Name a measure of dispersion the psychologist could use. [1 mark] 0 7 The psychologist uses the measure of dispersion you have named in your answer to question 0 6. State how the result for each condition would differ. [1 mark] 0 8 Explain how the psychologist could have used random allocation to assign the 15 participants in Condition B into the 5 groups. [3 marks] 0 9 Using the information given, explain how the psychologist could further analyse the data using percentages. [2 marks] 1 0 At the end of the study the psychologist debriefed each participant. Write a debriefing that the psychologist could read out to the participants in Condition A. [6 marks] Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly explain one function of the endocrine system. [2 marks] 0 2 Why are the standard deviation values found in the study above useful descriptive statistics for the cognitive psychologist? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline one problem of studying internal mental processes like memory ability by conducting experiments such as that described in Question 03 above. [2 marks] 0 4 Use your knowledge of genotype and phenotype to explain this difference in their personalities. [4 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the social learning theory approach. Refer to evidence in your answer. [12 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 What is meant by ‘statistical infrequency’ as a definition of abnormality? [2 marks] Outline two characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Refer to Gavin in your answer. [4 marks] A psychologist has suggested treating Tommy’s fear of birds using systematic desensitisation. Explain how this procedure could be used to help Tommy overcome his phobia. [4 marks] 0 4 Explain why systematic desensitisation might be more ethical than using flooding to treat Tommy’s phobia. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate at least one cognitive approach to explaining depression. [12 marks] Section C Research Methods 0 1 What does the table suggest about the relationship between age and attitude to social care issues? Explain your answer. [2 marks] 0 2 The researchers rated the active engagement of the participants in the discussion on social care. They used this rating as a measure of each participant’s attitude to social care issues. Briefly explain how investigator effects might have occurred in this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline how the researchers could have avoided investigator effects having an impact on the study. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly discuss the benefits for the researchers of using both closed and open questions on their questionnaire about attitudes to social care. [4 marks] 0 5 Write one question that you think the researchers might have put on their questionnaire. Explain which type of question you have written and why you think this would be a suitable question for this study. [3 marks] 0 6 Identify the qualitative and quantitative data collected in this study. Explain your answer. [4 marks] 0 7 Explain how the researchers should have addressed two ethical issues in the investigation. [4 marks] Total words for this resource : 8624 words. This resource is entirely compatible with Paper 3 of the new A-Level Psychology: AQA Year 2, Section C’s 16 mark question on Schizophrenia for first teaching in September 2016. Five AQA ‘A’ star PSYA4 Schizophrenia 24 mark answers for £5. ‘A’ grade answers from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014 exams on the ‘Schizophrenia’ section. AQA ‘A’ June 2014 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JUN14.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Discuss psychological explanations for schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] AQA ‘A’ June 2013 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JUN13.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Discuss biological explanations for schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] AQA ‘A’ January 2013 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JAN13.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia. (4 marks + 8 marks) 0 2 Outline and evaluate one psychological therapy for schizophrenia. (4 marks + 8 marks) AQA ‘A’ June 2012 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JUN12.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia and one psychological therapy for schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] AQA ‘A’ January 2012 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JAN12.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia Discuss issues associated with the classification and/or diagnosis of schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] The following are five ‘A’ grade answers. You will have 35 minutes roughly to answer each question in an exam. The answers presented here are from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014’s past papers and would get you the top bands for these questions. Word total for this resource : 3026 Seven steps to examination success, literally gleaned and condensed from spending thousands of hours with hundreds of students in order to help them achieve the highest grades possible Total words for this resource 554. Total words in this bundle : 22468 words.
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Four A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. 5 Relationships essays and examination tips. A*,full mark examples. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays. (PDF)

Four A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. 5 Relationships essays and examination tips. A*,full mark examples. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays. (PDF)

A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) PAPER 1 (first set) specimen paper. (New syllabus) Section A : Social Influence Section B : Memory Section C: Attachment. Section D: Psychopathology This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Social influence 0 1 Which of the following terms best matches the statements below?[4 marks] 0 2 Briefly outline and evaluate the findings of any one study of social influence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations of resistance to social influence. As part of your discussion, refer to the views expressed by Jack and Sarah in the conversation above. [16 marks] Section B Memory 0 4-0 1 What is the most appropriate measure of central tendency for calculating the average of the scores, from Table 1, in each of the two groups? Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4-0 2 Calculate the measure of central tendency you have identified in your answer to question 04.0 1 for Group A and Group B. Show your calculations for each group. [4 marks] 0 4-0 3 Use your knowledge of forgetting to explain why this may have occurred. [2 marks] 0 5 Describe and evaluate the working memory model of memory. [16 marks] Section C Attachment 06 Name three stages in the development of attachments identified by Schaffer. [3 marks] 0 7 Name the attachment type demonstrated by each of the children in the conversation above by writing the attachment type next to the name below. [3 marks] 0 8 Briefly evaluate learning theory as an explanation of attachment. [4 marks] 0 9 Explain what is meant by ‘event sampling’. [2 marks] 1 0 Briefly discuss how observational research might be improved by conducting observations in a controlled environment. [4 marks] 1 1 Discuss research into the influence of early attachment on adult relationships. [8 marks] Section D Psychopathology 1 2 Which two of the following are examples of Jahoda’s criteria for ‘ideal mental health’? [2 marks] 1 3 Apart from ‘deviation from ideal mental health’, outline three definitions of abnormality. Refer to the article above in your answer. [6 marks] 1 4 Suggest how the behavioural approach might be used to explain Kirsty’s phobia of balloons. [4 marks] 1 5-0 2 Outline one way in which the researchers should have dealt with ethical issues in this study. [2 marks] 1 5-0 3 Explain how this study could be modified by checking the sleep questionnaire for test-retest reliability. [4 marks] 1 6 Outline cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for depression. [4 marks] 3377 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF RESOURCE. A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) PAPER 2 (first set) specimen paper. Psychology in context (New syllabus) Section A : Approaches in Psychology Section B : Biopsychology Section C: Research methods This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam for Paper 2. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 2 Explain what is meant by ‘inference’ in relation to this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by ‘congruence’. Explain one way in which Dominic might achieve ‘congruence’. [4 marks] 0 4 Discuss the contribution of behaviourist psychologists such as Pavlov and Skinner to our understanding of human behaviour. [16 marks] Section B Biopsychology 0 6 Outline one difference between the EEG and ERPs. [2 marks] 0 7 Using your knowledge of endogenous pacemakers and exogenous zeitgebers, explain Sam’s experiences. [4 marks] 0 9 Outline the structures and processes involved in synaptic transmission. [6 marks] 1 0 Briefly explain how unusual behaviour in split brain patients could be tested in an experiment. [2 marks] 1 1 Briefly evaluate research using split brain patients to investigate hemispheric lateralisation of function. [4 marks] Section C Research methods 1 2 Identify the dependent variable in this study. [2 marks] 1 3 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 1 4 Identify one extraneous variable that the psychologist should have controlled in the study and explain why it should have been controlled. [3 marks] 1 5 Explain one advantage of using a stratified sample of participants in this study. [2 marks] 1 6 Explain how the psychologist would have obtained the male participants for her stratified sample. Show your calculations. [3 marks] 1 8 What conclusions might the psychologist draw from the data in Table 1? Refer to the means and standard deviations in your answer. [6 marks] 1 9 Explain how using the standard deviation rather than the range in this situation, would improve the study. [3 marks] 2 0 Explain why the test you have chosen would be a suitable test in this case. [4 marks] 2 1 What is meant by ‘the results were significant at p 2 2 Briefly explain one method the psychologist could use to check the validity of the data she collected in this study. [2 marks] 2 3 Briefly explain one reason why it is important for research to undergo a peer review process. [2 marks] 2 4 Design an observation study to investigate sex differences in non-verbal behaviour of males and females when they are giving a presentation to an audience. [12 marks] 3065 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Schizophrenia’ Section C. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. (PDF). A*, full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section C, Topic : Schizophrenia, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (first set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss biological explanations for schizophrenia. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (second set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss reliability and/or validity in relation to the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 0 2 Discuss token economies as a method used in the management of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 3 Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology Schizophrenia essays. 1269 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 ‘Relationships’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays (PDF). A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Relationships, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Relationships 0 1 Discuss evolutionary explanations for partner preferences. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Relationships Read the item and answer the question that follows. Teddy is discussing his girlfriend, Sasha. He says, ‘We were in the same year at university, both studying marketing. She was really good at the theoretical side and I was better when it came to practical work. We specialise in different areas now. I’m always proud to be seen out with Sasha. Other guys are really jealous when they see her. We tell each other everything though, no secrets in our relationship.’ Discuss factors affecting attraction in romantic relationships. Refer to Teddy’s comments in your answer. [16 marks] 1117 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Gender’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Gender Paper 3. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Gender 0 1 Describe and evaluate Kohlberg’s explanation of gender development. [16 marks] Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Gender 0 2 Read the item and answer the question that follows. Social psychologists are writing a report about their research into children’s toys. They write, ‘Parents still tend to buy pink for girls. In fact, it is hard to find any adverts aimed at girls that are not ‘pink and fluffy’. For boys, parents tend to buy more competitive or combat-type toys. Good against evil is a common theme in adverts aimed at boys. Even at school, playground activities are different. As children get older, boys and girls tend to have more shared interests like music’. Discuss the influence of culture and media on the development of gender roles. Refer to the report above in your answer. [16 marks] Words: 1424. Copyright: Joseph Campbell 2018. A*, full mark examples of the AQA AS PAPER 1 (first and second set) and AQA AS PAPER 2 (first and second set) specimen papers. For teaching AS Psychology. Featuring answers to the following questions: Paper 1 (First set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Briefly outline and evaluate the authoritarian personality as an explanation of obedience to authority. [4 marks] 0 2 With reference to the article above, explain how social influence leads to social change. [6 marks] 0 3 Describe and evaluate two studies of social influence. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 The experiment used an independent groups design. Explain how this study could have been modified by using a matched pairs design. [4 marks] 02 Identify and outline two techniques that may be used in a cognitive interview. [4 marks] 0 3 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of leading questions on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. [8 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 With reference to Abdul’s conversation with his friend, outline two features of caregiver-infant interaction. [4 marks] 0 2 Explain how such observational research might be refined through the use of behavioural categories. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss Bowlby’s maternal deprivation theory. Refer to the experience of Joe as part of your discussion. [12 marks] Paper 1 (Second set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Identify and briefly discuss two reasons why people have criticised Zimbardo’s prison study. [6 marks] 0 2 With reference to this example of social change, explain how psychology might affect the economy. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for conformity. Refer to Polly and Jed in your discussion. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 Use your knowledge of the multi-store model of memory to explain the purpose of this research and the likely outcome. [4 marks] 0 2 Suggest one 4-letter sequence and one 5-letter sequence that the researcher could use. In the case of each sequence, give a justification for your choice. Use a different justification for each sequence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for forgetting. Refer to Martin’s experiences in your answer. [12 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 Using the data in Table 1, explain the procedure used for the time sampling technique in this study. [3 marks] 0 2 In what percentage of the total observations was the baby gazing at his mother? Show your calculations. [2 marks] 0 3 Explain what is meant by ‘overt observation’. [2 marks] 0 4 Outline the procedure used in one study of animal attachment. [4 marks] 0 5 Briefly discuss one limitation of using animals to study attachment in humans. [4 marks] 0 6 Outline and evaluate Bowlby’s monotropic theory of attachment. [8 marks] Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly suggest how each of these responses might inform psychologists investigating models of human cognitive processing. [2 marks] 0 2 Explain which type of conditioning is being investigated in this experiment? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by social learning theory and explain how social learning might have occurred in the procedure described above. [6 marks] 0 4 Discuss two limitations of social learning theory. [6 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 Distinguish between obsessions and compulsions. [2 marks] 0 2 With reference to the study described above, what do the results seem to show about possible influences on the development of OCD? [4 marks] 0 3 Outline one cognitive characteristic of OCD and one behavioural characteristic of OCD that can be identified from the description provided by Steven. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly outline one strength of the cognitive explanation of depression. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the behavioural approach to treating phobias. [12 marks] Section C Research methods Identify the experimental design used in this study and outline one advantage of this experimental design. [3 marks] 0 2 Describe one other experimental design that researchers use in psychology. [2 marks] 0 3 Apart from using random allocation, suggest one way in which the psychologist might have improved this study by controlling for the effects of extraneous variables. Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 0 5 From the information given in the description, calculate the number of participants in each group in Condition B. [1 mark] 0 6 Name a measure of dispersion the psychologist could use. [1 mark] 0 7 The psychologist uses the measure of dispersion you have named in your answer to question 0 6. State how the result for each condition would differ. [1 mark] 0 8 Explain how the psychologist could have used random allocation to assign the 15 participants in Condition B into the 5 groups. [3 marks] 0 9 Using the information given, explain how the psychologist could further analyse the data using percentages. [2 marks] 1 0 At the end of the study the psychologist debriefed each participant. Write a debriefing that the psychologist could read out to the participants in Condition A. [6 marks] Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly explain one function of the endocrine system. [2 marks] 0 2 Why are the standard deviation values found in the study above useful descriptive statistics for the cognitive psychologist? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline one problem of studying internal mental processes like memory ability by conducting experiments such as that described in Question 03 above. [2 marks] 0 4 Use your knowledge of genotype and phenotype to explain this difference in their personalities. [4 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the social learning theory approach. Refer to evidence in your answer. [12 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 What is meant by ‘statistical infrequency’ as a definition of abnormality? [2 marks] Outline two characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Refer to Gavin in your answer. [4 marks] A psychologist has suggested treating Tommy’s fear of birds using systematic desensitisation. Explain how this procedure could be used to help Tommy overcome his phobia. [4 marks] 0 4 Explain why systematic desensitisation might be more ethical than using flooding to treat Tommy’s phobia. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate at least one cognitive approach to explaining depression. [12 marks] Section C Research Methods 0 1 What does the table suggest about the relationship between age and attitude to social care issues? Explain your answer. [2 marks] 0 2 The researchers rated the active engagement of the participants in the discussion on social care. They used this rating as a measure of each participant’s attitude to social care issues. Briefly explain how investigator effects might have occurred in this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline how the researchers could have avoided investigator effects having an impact on the study. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly discuss the benefits for the researchers of using both closed and open questions on their questionnaire about attitudes to social care. [4 marks] 0 5 Write one question that you think the researchers might have put on their questionnaire. Explain which type of question you have written and why you think this would be a suitable question for this study. [3 marks] 0 6 Identify the qualitative and quantitative data collected in this study. Explain your answer. [4 marks] 0 7 Explain how the researchers should have addressed two ethical issues in the investigation. [4 marks] Total words for this resource : 8624 words This resource is entirely compatible with Paper 3 of the new A-Level Psychology: AQA Year 2, Section B’s 16 mark essay question on Relationships for first teaching in September 2016. This is a PDF file available now for download. Five AQA ‘A’ PSYA3 Relationships 24 mark answers for £5. ‘A’ grade answers from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and January 2014 exams on the ‘Relationships’ section. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (January 2012) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper (86.8 KB) Topic: Relationships Discuss research into the breakdown of romantic relationships. (24 marks) AO1 =8; AO2 =16. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (June 2012) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships Discuss the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour. (24 marks) AO1 =8; AO2 =16. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (January 2013) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships 0 4 Outline and evaluate one theory of the formation of romantic relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8. 0 5 Discuss research into the influence of childhood on adult relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8. Total for this question: 24 marks. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (June 2013) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships 0 4 Outline and evaluate one theory of the maintenance of romantic relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8 0 5 Discuss research into the influence of culture on romantic relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8 Total for this question: 24 marks. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (June 2014) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships Discuss sex differences in parental investment. (24 marks) AO1 =8; AO2 =16. The following are five ‘A’ grade answers. You will have 30 minutes roughly to answer each question in an exam. The answers presented here are from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014’s past papers and would get you the top bands for these questions. 3044 words total for all five answers in this PDF document. 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Four A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays and examination tips. (PDF)

Four A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays and examination tips. (PDF)

A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) PAPER 1 (first set) specimen paper. (New syllabus) Section A : Social Influence Section B : Memory Section C: Attachment. Section D: Psychopathology This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Social influence 0 1 Which of the following terms best matches the statements below?[4 marks] 0 2 Briefly outline and evaluate the findings of any one study of social influence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations of resistance to social influence. As part of your discussion, refer to the views expressed by Jack and Sarah in the conversation above. [16 marks] Section B Memory 0 4-0 1 What is the most appropriate measure of central tendency for calculating the average of the scores, from Table 1, in each of the two groups? Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4-0 2 Calculate the measure of central tendency you have identified in your answer to question 04.0 1 for Group A and Group B. Show your calculations for each group. [4 marks] 0 4-0 3 Use your knowledge of forgetting to explain why this may have occurred. [2 marks] 0 5 Describe and evaluate the working memory model of memory. [16 marks] Section C Attachment 06 Name three stages in the development of attachments identified by Schaffer. [3 marks] 0 7 Name the attachment type demonstrated by each of the children in the conversation above by writing the attachment type next to the name below. [3 marks] 0 8 Briefly evaluate learning theory as an explanation of attachment. [4 marks] 0 9 Explain what is meant by ‘event sampling’. [2 marks] 1 0 Briefly discuss how observational research might be improved by conducting observations in a controlled environment. [4 marks] 1 1 Discuss research into the influence of early attachment on adult relationships. [8 marks] Section D Psychopathology 1 2 Which two of the following are examples of Jahoda’s criteria for ‘ideal mental health’? [2 marks] 1 3 Apart from ‘deviation from ideal mental health’, outline three definitions of abnormality. Refer to the article above in your answer. [6 marks] 1 4 Suggest how the behavioural approach might be used to explain Kirsty’s phobia of balloons. [4 marks] 1 5-0 2 Outline one way in which the researchers should have dealt with ethical issues in this study. [2 marks] 1 5-0 3 Explain how this study could be modified by checking the sleep questionnaire for test-retest reliability. [4 marks] 1 6 Outline cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for depression. [4 marks] 3377 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF RESOURCE. A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) PAPER 2 (first set) specimen paper. Psychology in context (New syllabus) Section A : Approaches in Psychology Section B : Biopsychology Section C: Research methods This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam for Paper 2. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 2 Explain what is meant by ‘inference’ in relation to this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by ‘congruence’. Explain one way in which Dominic might achieve ‘congruence’. [4 marks] 0 4 Discuss the contribution of behaviourist psychologists such as Pavlov and Skinner to our understanding of human behaviour. [16 marks] Section B Biopsychology 0 6 Outline one difference between the EEG and ERPs. [2 marks] 0 7 Using your knowledge of endogenous pacemakers and exogenous zeitgebers, explain Sam’s experiences. [4 marks] 0 9 Outline the structures and processes involved in synaptic transmission. [6 marks] 1 0 Briefly explain how unusual behaviour in split brain patients could be tested in an experiment. [2 marks] 1 1 Briefly evaluate research using split brain patients to investigate hemispheric lateralisation of function. [4 marks] Section C Research methods 1 2 Identify the dependent variable in this study. [2 marks] 1 3 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 1 4 Identify one extraneous variable that the psychologist should have controlled in the study and explain why it should have been controlled. [3 marks] 1 5 Explain one advantage of using a stratified sample of participants in this study. [2 marks] 1 6 Explain how the psychologist would have obtained the male participants for her stratified sample. Show your calculations. [3 marks] 1 8 What conclusions might the psychologist draw from the data in Table 1? Refer to the means and standard deviations in your answer. [6 marks] 1 9 Explain how using the standard deviation rather than the range in this situation, would improve the study. [3 marks] 2 0 Explain why the test you have chosen would be a suitable test in this case. [4 marks] 2 1 What is meant by ‘the results were significant at p 2 2 Briefly explain one method the psychologist could use to check the validity of the data she collected in this study. [2 marks] 2 3 Briefly explain one reason why it is important for research to undergo a peer review process. [2 marks] 2 4 Design an observation study to investigate sex differences in non-verbal behaviour of males and females when they are giving a presentation to an audience. [12 marks] 3065 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Schizophrenia’ Section C. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. (PDF). A*, full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section C, Topic : Schizophrenia, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (first set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss biological explanations for schizophrenia. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (second set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss reliability and/or validity in relation to the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 0 2 Discuss token economies as a method used in the management of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 3 Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology Schizophrenia essays. 1269 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 ‘Relationships’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays (PDF). A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Relationships, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Relationships 0 1 Discuss evolutionary explanations for partner preferences. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Relationships Read the item and answer the question that follows. Teddy is discussing his girlfriend, Sasha. He says, ‘We were in the same year at university, both studying marketing. She was really good at the theoretical side and I was better when it came to practical work. We specialise in different areas now. I’m always proud to be seen out with Sasha. Other guys are really jealous when they see her. We tell each other everything though, no secrets in our relationship.’ Discuss factors affecting attraction in romantic relationships. Refer to Teddy’s comments in your answer. [16 marks] 1117 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Gender’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Gender Paper 3. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Gender 0 1 Describe and evaluate Kohlberg’s explanation of gender development. [16 marks] Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Gender 0 2 Read the item and answer the question that follows. Social psychologists are writing a report about their research into children’s toys. They write, ‘Parents still tend to buy pink for girls. In fact, it is hard to find any adverts aimed at girls that are not ‘pink and fluffy’. For boys, parents tend to buy more competitive or combat-type toys. Good against evil is a common theme in adverts aimed at boys. Even at school, playground activities are different. As children get older, boys and girls tend to have more shared interests like music’. Discuss the influence of culture and media on the development of gender roles. Refer to the report above in your answer. [16 marks] Words: 1424. Copyright: Joseph Campbell 2018. A*, full mark examples of the AQA AS PAPER 1 (first and second set) and AQA AS PAPER 2 (first and second set) specimen papers. For teaching AS Psychology. Featuring answers to the following questions: Paper 1 (First set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Briefly outline and evaluate the authoritarian personality as an explanation of obedience to authority. [4 marks] 0 2 With reference to the article above, explain how social influence leads to social change. [6 marks] 0 3 Describe and evaluate two studies of social influence. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 The experiment used an independent groups design. Explain how this study could have been modified by using a matched pairs design. [4 marks] 02 Identify and outline two techniques that may be used in a cognitive interview. [4 marks] 0 3 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of leading questions on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. [8 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 With reference to Abdul’s conversation with his friend, outline two features of caregiver-infant interaction. [4 marks] 0 2 Explain how such observational research might be refined through the use of behavioural categories. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss Bowlby’s maternal deprivation theory. Refer to the experience of Joe as part of your discussion. [12 marks] Paper 1 (Second set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Identify and briefly discuss two reasons why people have criticised Zimbardo’s prison study. [6 marks] 0 2 With reference to this example of social change, explain how psychology might affect the economy. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for conformity. Refer to Polly and Jed in your discussion. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 Use your knowledge of the multi-store model of memory to explain the purpose of this research and the likely outcome. [4 marks] 0 2 Suggest one 4-letter sequence and one 5-letter sequence that the researcher could use. In the case of each sequence, give a justification for your choice. Use a different justification for each sequence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for forgetting. Refer to Martin’s experiences in your answer. [12 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 Using the data in Table 1, explain the procedure used for the time sampling technique in this study. [3 marks] 0 2 In what percentage of the total observations was the baby gazing at his mother? Show your calculations. [2 marks] 0 3 Explain what is meant by ‘overt observation’. [2 marks] 0 4 Outline the procedure used in one study of animal attachment. [4 marks] 0 5 Briefly discuss one limitation of using animals to study attachment in humans. [4 marks] 0 6 Outline and evaluate Bowlby’s monotropic theory of attachment. [8 marks] Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly suggest how each of these responses might inform psychologists investigating models of human cognitive processing. [2 marks] 0 2 Explain which type of conditioning is being investigated in this experiment? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by social learning theory and explain how social learning might have occurred in the procedure described above. [6 marks] 0 4 Discuss two limitations of social learning theory. [6 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 Distinguish between obsessions and compulsions. [2 marks] 0 2 With reference to the study described above, what do the results seem to show about possible influences on the development of OCD? [4 marks] 0 3 Outline one cognitive characteristic of OCD and one behavioural characteristic of OCD that can be identified from the description provided by Steven. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly outline one strength of the cognitive explanation of depression. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the behavioural approach to treating phobias. [12 marks] Section C Research methods Identify the experimental design used in this study and outline one advantage of this experimental design. [3 marks] 0 2 Describe one other experimental design that researchers use in psychology. [2 marks] 0 3 Apart from using random allocation, suggest one way in which the psychologist might have improved this study by controlling for the effects of extraneous variables. Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 0 5 From the information given in the description, calculate the number of participants in each group in Condition B. [1 mark] 0 6 Name a measure of dispersion the psychologist could use. [1 mark] 0 7 The psychologist uses the measure of dispersion you have named in your answer to question 0 6. State how the result for each condition would differ. [1 mark] 0 8 Explain how the psychologist could have used random allocation to assign the 15 participants in Condition B into the 5 groups. [3 marks] 0 9 Using the information given, explain how the psychologist could further analyse the data using percentages. [2 marks] 1 0 At the end of the study the psychologist debriefed each participant. Write a debriefing that the psychologist could read out to the participants in Condition A. [6 marks] Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly explain one function of the endocrine system. [2 marks] 0 2 Why are the standard deviation values found in the study above useful descriptive statistics for the cognitive psychologist? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline one problem of studying internal mental processes like memory ability by conducting experiments such as that described in Question 03 above. [2 marks] 0 4 Use your knowledge of genotype and phenotype to explain this difference in their personalities. [4 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the social learning theory approach. Refer to evidence in your answer. [12 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 What is meant by ‘statistical infrequency’ as a definition of abnormality? [2 marks] Outline two characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Refer to Gavin in your answer. [4 marks] A psychologist has suggested treating Tommy’s fear of birds using systematic desensitisation. Explain how this procedure could be used to help Tommy overcome his phobia. [4 marks] 0 4 Explain why systematic desensitisation might be more ethical than using flooding to treat Tommy’s phobia. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate at least one cognitive approach to explaining depression. [12 marks] Section C Research Methods 0 1 What does the table suggest about the relationship between age and attitude to social care issues? Explain your answer. [2 marks] 0 2 The researchers rated the active engagement of the participants in the discussion on social care. They used this rating as a measure of each participant’s attitude to social care issues. Briefly explain how investigator effects might have occurred in this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline how the researchers could have avoided investigator effects having an impact on the study. 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A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. 5 Schizophrenia essays and 5 Relationships essays and examination tips. A*,full mark examples. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays. (PDF)

A* full mark whole paper examples of Paper 1 (two sets) and Paper 2 (two sets) AQA AS Psychology examinations. 5 Schizophrenia essays and 5 Relationships essays and examination tips. A*,full mark examples. Paper 1 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) Introductory Topics in Psychology full mark A* answers. Paper 2 AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) Psychology in context full mark A* specimen example answers. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Three 'Schizophrenia' Section C essays. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology. Two 'Relationships' Section B essays. Two 16 mark, A star, 'Gender' Section B essays. (PDF)

A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/1) PAPER 1 (first set) specimen paper. (New syllabus) Section A : Social Influence Section B : Memory Section C: Attachment. Section D: Psychopathology This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Social influence 0 1 Which of the following terms best matches the statements below?[4 marks] 0 2 Briefly outline and evaluate the findings of any one study of social influence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations of resistance to social influence. As part of your discussion, refer to the views expressed by Jack and Sarah in the conversation above. [16 marks] Section B Memory 0 4-0 1 What is the most appropriate measure of central tendency for calculating the average of the scores, from Table 1, in each of the two groups? Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4-0 2 Calculate the measure of central tendency you have identified in your answer to question 04.0 1 for Group A and Group B. Show your calculations for each group. [4 marks] 0 4-0 3 Use your knowledge of forgetting to explain why this may have occurred. [2 marks] 0 5 Describe and evaluate the working memory model of memory. [16 marks] Section C Attachment 06 Name three stages in the development of attachments identified by Schaffer. [3 marks] 0 7 Name the attachment type demonstrated by each of the children in the conversation above by writing the attachment type next to the name below. [3 marks] 0 8 Briefly evaluate learning theory as an explanation of attachment. [4 marks] 0 9 Explain what is meant by ‘event sampling’. [2 marks] 1 0 Briefly discuss how observational research might be improved by conducting observations in a controlled environment. [4 marks] 1 1 Discuss research into the influence of early attachment on adult relationships. [8 marks] Section D Psychopathology 1 2 Which two of the following are examples of Jahoda’s criteria for ‘ideal mental health’? [2 marks] 1 3 Apart from ‘deviation from ideal mental health’, outline three definitions of abnormality. Refer to the article above in your answer. [6 marks] 1 4 Suggest how the behavioural approach might be used to explain Kirsty’s phobia of balloons. [4 marks] 1 5-0 2 Outline one way in which the researchers should have dealt with ethical issues in this study. [2 marks] 1 5-0 3 Explain how this study could be modified by checking the sleep questionnaire for test-retest reliability. [4 marks] 1 6 Outline cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for depression. [4 marks] 3377 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF RESOURCE. A*, full mark example of the AQA A-level Psychology (7182/2) PAPER 2 (first set) specimen paper. Psychology in context (New syllabus). Section A : Approaches in Psychology Section B : Biopsychology Section C: Research methods This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade you can in your AQA A-level exam for Paper 2. Featuring answers to the following questions: Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 2 Explain what is meant by ‘inference’ in relation to this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by ‘congruence’. Explain one way in which Dominic might achieve ‘congruence’. [4 marks] 0 4 Discuss the contribution of behaviourist psychologists such as Pavlov and Skinner to our understanding of human behaviour. [16 marks] Section B Biopsychology 0 6 Outline one difference between the EEG and ERPs. [2 marks] 0 7 Using your knowledge of endogenous pacemakers and exogenous zeitgebers, explain Sam’s experiences. [4 marks] 0 9 Outline the structures and processes involved in synaptic transmission. [6 marks] 1 0 Briefly explain how unusual behaviour in split brain patients could be tested in an experiment. [2 marks] 1 1 Briefly evaluate research using split brain patients to investigate hemispheric lateralisation of function. [4 marks] Section C Research methods 1 2 Identify the dependent variable in this study. [2 marks] 1 3 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 1 4 Identify one extraneous variable that the psychologist should have controlled in the study and explain why it should have been controlled. [3 marks] 1 5 Explain one advantage of using a stratified sample of participants in this study. [2 marks] 1 6 Explain how the psychologist would have obtained the male participants for her stratified sample. Show your calculations. [3 marks] 1 8 What conclusions might the psychologist draw from the data in Table 1? Refer to the means and standard deviations in your answer. [6 marks] 1 9 Explain how using the standard deviation rather than the range in this situation, would improve the study. [3 marks] 2 0 Explain why the test you have chosen would be a suitable test in this case. [4 marks] 2 1 What is meant by ‘the results were significant at p 2 2 Briefly explain one method the psychologist could use to check the validity of the data she collected in this study. [2 marks] 2 3 Briefly explain one reason why it is important for research to undergo a peer review process. [2 marks] 2 4 Design an observation study to investigate sex differences in non-verbal behaviour of males and females when they are giving a presentation to an audience. [12 marks] 3065 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Schizophrenia’ Section C. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. (PDF). A*, full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section C, Topic : Schizophrenia, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (first set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss biological explanations for schizophrenia. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Section C Schizophrenia (second set specimen material) 0 1 Discuss reliability and/or validity in relation to the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 0 2 Discuss token economies as a method used in the management of schizophrenia. [8 marks] 3 Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology Schizophrenia essays. 1269 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 ‘Relationships’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays (PDF). A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Relationships, Paper 3. Featuring answers to the following questions: AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Relationships 0 1 Discuss evolutionary explanations for partner preferences. [16 marks] AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Relationships Read the item and answer the question that follows. Teddy is discussing his girlfriend, Sasha. He says, ‘We were in the same year at university, both studying marketing. She was really good at the theoretical side and I was better when it came to practical work. We specialise in different areas now. I’m always proud to be seen out with Sasha. Other guys are really jealous when they see her. We tell each other everything though, no secrets in our relationship.’ Discuss factors affecting attraction in romantic relationships. Refer to Teddy’s comments in your answer. [16 marks] 1117 words total for all questions and answers in this PDF document. Paper 3 AQA Issues and Options in Psychology ‘Gender’ Section B. Full mark specimen paper 3 (both sets) essays. A*,full mark examples. This resource demonstrates in a practical way how to get the best grade for the AQA A2 exam for Section B, Topic : Gender Paper 3. AQA A-level PSYCHOLOGY (7182/3) Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (193.6 KB) Section B Gender 0 1 Describe and evaluate Kohlberg’s explanation of gender development. [16 marks] Paper 3 Issues and Options in Psychology 2017 Paper 3 (A-level): Specimen question paper (second set) (72.7 KB) Section B Gender 0 2 Read the item and answer the question that follows. Social psychologists are writing a report about their research into children’s toys. They write, ‘Parents still tend to buy pink for girls. In fact, it is hard to find any adverts aimed at girls that are not ‘pink and fluffy’. For boys, parents tend to buy more competitive or combat-type toys. Good against evil is a common theme in adverts aimed at boys. Even at school, playground activities are different. As children get older, boys and girls tend to have more shared interests like music’. Discuss the influence of culture and media on the development of gender roles. Refer to the report above in your answer. [16 marks] Words: 1424. Copyright: Joseph Campbell 2018. A*, full mark examples of the AQA AS PAPER 1 (first and second set) and AQA AS PAPER 2 (first and second set) specimen papers. For teaching AS Psychology. Featuring answers to the following questions: Paper 1 (First set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Briefly outline and evaluate the authoritarian personality as an explanation of obedience to authority. [4 marks] 0 2 With reference to the article above, explain how social influence leads to social change. [6 marks] 0 3 Describe and evaluate two studies of social influence. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 The experiment used an independent groups design. Explain how this study could have been modified by using a matched pairs design. [4 marks] 02 Identify and outline two techniques that may be used in a cognitive interview. [4 marks] 0 3 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of leading questions on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. [8 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 With reference to Abdul’s conversation with his friend, outline two features of caregiver-infant interaction. [4 marks] 0 2 Explain how such observational research might be refined through the use of behavioural categories. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss Bowlby’s maternal deprivation theory. Refer to the experience of Joe as part of your discussion. [12 marks] Paper 1 (Second set) Section A Social influence 0 1 Identify and briefly discuss two reasons why people have criticised Zimbardo’s prison study. [6 marks] 0 2 With reference to this example of social change, explain how psychology might affect the economy. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for conformity. Refer to Polly and Jed in your discussion. [12 marks] Section B Memory 0 1 Use your knowledge of the multi-store model of memory to explain the purpose of this research and the likely outcome. [4 marks] 0 2 Suggest one 4-letter sequence and one 5-letter sequence that the researcher could use. In the case of each sequence, give a justification for your choice. Use a different justification for each sequence. [4 marks] 0 3 Discuss two explanations for forgetting. Refer to Martin’s experiences in your answer. [12 marks] Section C Attachment 0 1 Using the data in Table 1, explain the procedure used for the time sampling technique in this study. [3 marks] 0 2 In what percentage of the total observations was the baby gazing at his mother? Show your calculations. [2 marks] 0 3 Explain what is meant by ‘overt observation’. [2 marks] 0 4 Outline the procedure used in one study of animal attachment. [4 marks] 0 5 Briefly discuss one limitation of using animals to study attachment in humans. [4 marks] 0 6 Outline and evaluate Bowlby’s monotropic theory of attachment. [8 marks] Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly suggest how each of these responses might inform psychologists investigating models of human cognitive processing. [2 marks] 0 2 Explain which type of conditioning is being investigated in this experiment? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline what is meant by social learning theory and explain how social learning might have occurred in the procedure described above. [6 marks] 0 4 Discuss two limitations of social learning theory. [6 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 Distinguish between obsessions and compulsions. [2 marks] 0 2 With reference to the study described above, what do the results seem to show about possible influences on the development of OCD? [4 marks] 0 3 Outline one cognitive characteristic of OCD and one behavioural characteristic of OCD that can be identified from the description provided by Steven. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly outline one strength of the cognitive explanation of depression. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the behavioural approach to treating phobias. [12 marks] Section C Research methods Identify the experimental design used in this study and outline one advantage of this experimental design. [3 marks] 0 2 Describe one other experimental design that researchers use in psychology. [2 marks] 0 3 Apart from using random allocation, suggest one way in which the psychologist might have improved this study by controlling for the effects of extraneous variables. Justify your answer. [2 marks] 0 4 Write a suitable hypothesis for this study. [3 marks] 0 5 From the information given in the description, calculate the number of participants in each group in Condition B. [1 mark] 0 6 Name a measure of dispersion the psychologist could use. [1 mark] 0 7 The psychologist uses the measure of dispersion you have named in your answer to question 0 6. State how the result for each condition would differ. [1 mark] 0 8 Explain how the psychologist could have used random allocation to assign the 15 participants in Condition B into the 5 groups. [3 marks] 0 9 Using the information given, explain how the psychologist could further analyse the data using percentages. [2 marks] 1 0 At the end of the study the psychologist debriefed each participant. Write a debriefing that the psychologist could read out to the participants in Condition A. [6 marks] Section A Approaches in Psychology 0 1 Briefly explain one function of the endocrine system. [2 marks] 0 2 Why are the standard deviation values found in the study above useful descriptive statistics for the cognitive psychologist? [2 marks] 0 3 Outline one problem of studying internal mental processes like memory ability by conducting experiments such as that described in Question 03 above. [2 marks] 0 4 Use your knowledge of genotype and phenotype to explain this difference in their personalities. [4 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate the social learning theory approach. Refer to evidence in your answer. [12 marks] Section B Psychopathology 0 1 What is meant by ‘statistical infrequency’ as a definition of abnormality? [2 marks] Outline two characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Refer to Gavin in your answer. [4 marks] A psychologist has suggested treating Tommy’s fear of birds using systematic desensitisation. Explain how this procedure could be used to help Tommy overcome his phobia. [4 marks] 0 4 Explain why systematic desensitisation might be more ethical than using flooding to treat Tommy’s phobia. [2 marks] 0 5 Outline and evaluate at least one cognitive approach to explaining depression. [12 marks] Section C Research Methods 0 1 What does the table suggest about the relationship between age and attitude to social care issues? Explain your answer. [2 marks] 0 2 The researchers rated the active engagement of the participants in the discussion on social care. They used this rating as a measure of each participant’s attitude to social care issues. Briefly explain how investigator effects might have occurred in this study. [2 marks] 0 3 Outline how the researchers could have avoided investigator effects having an impact on the study. [2 marks] 0 4 Briefly discuss the benefits for the researchers of using both closed and open questions on their questionnaire about attitudes to social care. [4 marks] 0 5 Write one question that you think the researchers might have put on their questionnaire. Explain which type of question you have written and why you think this would be a suitable question for this study. [3 marks] 0 6 Identify the qualitative and quantitative data collected in this study. Explain your answer. [4 marks] 0 7 Explain how the researchers should have addressed two ethical issues in the investigation. [4 marks] Total words for this resource : 8624 words This resource is entirely compatible with Paper 3 of the new A-Level Psychology: AQA Year 2, Section B’s 16 mark essay question on Relationships for first teaching in September 2016. This is a PDF file available now for download. Five AQA ‘A’ PSYA3 Relationships 24 mark answers for £5. ‘A’ grade answers from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and January 2014 exams on the ‘Relationships’ section. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (January 2012) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper (86.8 KB) Topic: Relationships Discuss research into the breakdown of romantic relationships. (24 marks) AO1 =8; AO2 =16. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (June 2012) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships Discuss the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour. (24 marks) AO1 =8; AO2 =16. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (January 2013) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships 0 4 Outline and evaluate one theory of the formation of romantic relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8. 0 5 Discuss research into the influence of childhood on adult relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8. Total for this question: 24 marks. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (June 2013) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships 0 4 Outline and evaluate one theory of the maintenance of romantic relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8 0 5 Discuss research into the influence of culture on romantic relationships. (12 marks) AO1 =4; AO2 =8 Total for this question: 24 marks. AQA PSYCHOLOGY (SPECIFICATION A) PSYA3 (June 2014) Unit 03 - Topics in Psychology: Question paper Topic: Relationships Discuss sex differences in parental investment. (24 marks) AO1 =8; AO2 =16. The following are five ‘A’ grade answers. You will have 30 minutes roughly to answer each question in an exam. The answers presented here are from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014’s past papers and would get you the top bands for these questions. 3044 words total for all five answers in this PDF document.This resource is entirely compatible with Paper 3 of the new A-Level Psychology: AQA Year 2, Section C’s 16 mark question on Schizophrenia for first teaching in September 2016. Five AQA ‘A’ star PSYA4 Schizophrenia 24 mark answers for £5. ‘A’ grade answers from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014 exams on the ‘Schizophrenia’ section. AQA ‘A’ June 2014 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JUN14.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Discuss psychological explanations for schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] AQA ‘A’ June 2013 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JUN13.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Discuss biological explanations for schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] AQA ‘A’ January 2013 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JAN13.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia. (4 marks + 8 marks) 0 2 Outline and evaluate one psychological therapy for schizophrenia. (4 marks + 8 marks) AQA ‘A’ June 2012 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JUN12.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia 0 1 Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia and one psychological therapy for schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] AQA ‘A’ January 2012 – Schizophrenia. http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PSYA4-QP-JAN12.PDF Section A - Psychopathology Each topic carries 24 marks. Where appropriate, refer to theories and/or studies. Topic: Schizophrenia Discuss issues associated with the classification and/or diagnosis of schizophrenia. [8 marks + 16 marks] The following are five ‘A’ grade answers. You will have 35 minutes roughly to answer each question in an exam. The answers presented here are from January 2012, June 2012, January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014’s past papers and would get you the top bands for these questions. Word total for this resource : 3026 Seven steps to examination success, literally gleaned and condensed from spending thousands of hours with hundreds of students in order to help them achieve the highest grades possible Total words for this resource 554. Total words in this bundle : 25512
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Working Memory Model Bundle

Working Memory Model Bundle

Here is a bundle with my Working Memory Model resources from the Social Influence part of Psychology, I am bundling some of the topic resources e.g conformity, obedience etc because I understand some people may only want a certain part of a unit. I also am including the how to answer questions booklet as it is a great resource and always helps students with exam technique so this is added to all of the individual topic bundles I am uploading.
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Resistance to Social Influence Bundle

Resistance to Social Influence Bundle

Here is a bundle with my Resistance to Social Influence resources from the Social Influence part of Psychology, I am bundling some of the topic resources e.g conformity, obedience etc because I understand some people may only want a certain part of a unit. I also am including the how to answer questions booklet as it is a great resource and always helps students with exam technique so this is added to all of the individual topic bundles I am uploading.
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Social Change Bundle

Social Change Bundle

Here is a bundle with my Social Change resources from the Social Influence part of Psychology, I am bundling some of the topic resources e.g conformity, obedience etc because I understand some people may only want a certain part of a unit. I also am including the how to answer questions booklet as it is a great resource and always helps students with exam technique so this is added to all of the individual topic bundles I am uploading.
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Minority Influence Bundle

Minority Influence Bundle

Here is a bundle with my Minority Influence resources from the Social Influence part of Psychology, I am bundling some of the topic resources e.g conformity, obedience etc because I understand some people may only want a certain part of a unit. I also am including the how to answer questions booklet as it is a great resource and always helps students with exam technique so this is added to all of the individual topic bundles I am uploading.
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Obedience Bundle

Obedience Bundle

Here is a bundle with my Obedience resources from the Social Influence part of Psychology, I am bundling some of the topic resources e.g conformity, obedience etc because I understand some people may only want a certain part of a unit. I also am including the how to answer questions booklet as it is a great resource and always helps students with exam technique so this is added to all of the individual topic bundles I am uploading.
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Conformity Bundle

Conformity Bundle

Here is a bundle with my Conformity resources from the Social Influence part of Psychology, I am bundling some of the topic resources e.g conformity, obedience etc because I understand some people may only want a certain part of a unit. I also am including the how to answer questions booklet as it is a great resource and always helps students with exam technique so this is added to all of the individual topic bundles I am uploading.
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