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Cognitive Interview Psychology

Cognitive Interview Psychology

A lesson which helps students to outline and evaluate the cognitive interview. This includes a handout briefly summarising the cognitive interview, an evaluation matching task which students are required to identify the relevant point, evidence and explanation, an application task linked to a video clip of an incident as well as an exam question (with answer).
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Anxiety and Eyewitness Testimony (Psychology)

Anxiety and Eyewitness Testimony (Psychology)

A powerpoint and resources to help students outline and evaluate the influence of anxiety on EWT. This includes a range of activities including creating a comic strip to summarise the 2 key studies (Yuille and Cutshall and Johnson and Scott), research methods questions linked to key studies, comparison task, evaluation prompts, 'spot the mistakes' model essay and a mini-quiz as a plenary.
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Retrieval Failure

Retrieval Failure

A lesson which helps students outline and evaluate retrieval failure. This include a presentation which outline the key points of the theory. A handout which include 2 studies (Godden and Baddeley & Carter and Cassaday) and some evaluation prompts (with answers) to help students develop their own evaluation points. There is also a set of quiz quiz trade cards that might be useful for revision of interference theory and retrieval failure (useful as a plenary or starter next lesson)
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Interference Theory of Forgetting Psychology

Interference Theory of Forgetting Psychology

A lessons in which students will learn about interference theory (outline and evaluate) There are a number of activities embedded within the powerpoint including a summary of studies, research methods based questions and an application style essay.
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Evaluation Working Memory Model (WMM) - Psychology

Evaluation Working Memory Model (WMM) - Psychology

A lesson (powerpoint and resources) to evaluate the working memory model (WMM). The lesson starts with a quick review task for the outline of WMM. Then the lesson include a range of activities including discussion based questions, experiments where students act as the participants to replicate research and ending with an essay plan
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Working Memory Model (Outline and Application) Psychology

Working Memory Model (Outline and Application) Psychology

A lesson in which students will learn to outline the working memory model and also apply their knowledge of the model. The lesson requires students to summarise the WMM with a framework to structure their notes. The powerpoint includes an application style question for students to apply their knowledge of WMM. Finally there is a question and answer loop to review WMM which might be used as a handout or the questions/answers displayed around the classroom as a kind of 'treasure hunt' activity.
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Types of Long-Term Memory- Psychology A-level

Types of Long-Term Memory- Psychology A-level

A lesson which outlines and evaluate types of Long-Term Memory (semantic, episodic and procedural). There are a range of suggested activities including some independent work summarising the types of LTM, a comparison task, and an evaluation task where students are given the 'evidence' but need to consider what the point and explanation might be. Finally there is an application style exam question.
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Multi-store Model of Memory (MSM- Psychology)

Multi-store Model of Memory (MSM- Psychology)

There are powerpoints and appropriate handouts for 2 one hour lessons. The first to outline and apply knowledge of MSM and the second to evaluate MSM. The powerpoints have a range of activities and instructions included. There are a number of resources to support the lesson including a video of Clive Wearing, application tasks (with answers) and an essay plan (and model 12 mark answer).
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Research into Short-term and Long-term Memory (Psychology)

Research into Short-term and Long-term Memory (Psychology)

Resources for 2+ lessons which outlines STM and LTM memory (capacity, coding, duration) as well as research into these. The first lesson includes a powerpoint ('coding and capacity') and handouts ('jacobs and baddeley' and 'evaluation grid P,E,E'). The second lesson includes a powerpoint 'duration of STM and LTM' and handout 'research duration of STM and LTM' The powerpoints have a number of activities embedded. The lessons are excellent for student engagement with both of them requiring students to be active participants in experiments to replicate many of these studies.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Sampling

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Sampling

Lesson objective: To understand the different sampling methods. To understand the advantages & limitations of sampling methods. A lesson on sampling with an engaging activity to explore the different sampling methods. The exam question worksheet is scenario based, with the answers on the powerpoint.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Natural & Experimental

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Natural & Experimental

A lovely part of the lesson to help students understand the difference between ecological validity and objectivity. My students kept asking me to explain the difference between natural and field experiements so i designed part of a lesson to help them get it. Designed using the AQA Nelson Thornes GCSE Psychology textbook. There is also a challenge tasks with the answers included on the last slide. Lesson objective: To understand the main difference between ecological validity objectivity.
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GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Experimental Design

GCSE Psychology: Research Methods - Experimental Design

I have searched high & low for an actual lesson to teach Year 11 on research methods, that is engaging & challenging too! So i made one!!! This lesson was designed from the AQA Nelson Thornes, GCSE textbook (legacy) - but will still be useful for new specification. (Just set a different exam question at the end). There are challenge activities for students who able to complete the main tasks quite promptly. I have included answers to support non-specialist teaching!!!! yay!!! For the card sort task you will need to print of the slides (with the answers) and create them into packs. Lesson objective: To re-cap procedures in the experimental method & design. To re-cap the strengths & weaknesses of experiments. To understand the different sampling methods & their strengths & weaknesses. To apply your knowledge of experiments to an exam question.
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