I predominantly provide resources for A level psychology (AQA), and also for some BTEC Health & Social Care Level 3 units.
My YouTube channel has videos for A level psychology:
I predominantly provide resources for A level psychology (AQA), and also for some BTEC Health & Social Care Level 3 units.
My YouTube channel has videos for A level psychology:
PowerPoint and handout to accompany a video on The Authoritarian Personality.
Spec 7 for Social Influence (AQA A level Psychology)
If you have any problems accessing the materials once you have bought them, please contact me on here or on twitter @Blonde_Pretzel.
This resource goes into more depth about parametric statistical tests. If you are looking to teach Inferential Statistics for A level, please see my other resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/inferential-statistics-for-a-level-psychology-12029946
This resource explains about parametric test assumptions including normal distributions, variances and levels of measurement. This is probably more useful for 1st year degree level where they will need more information about choosing parametric tests. (For A level, students are not required to calculate variances etc)
01 PowerPoint for teachers (or students) of A level psychology on parametric tests (when to use each one). Includes activities throughout and any questions on the slides will have the answers in the notes section.
02 Is a handy choosing tree to quickly identify which statistical test to use (for parametric and non-parametric tests) and can be displayed in the classroom
02a is the choosing tree with blanks so you can easily and quickly test your students
03 Is a test on which statistical test to use. The test gives a hypothesis and experimental design and then requires students to identify the level of measurement, whether it’s a parametric or non-parametric test, which test to use and the reasons why. It could be used as a test at the beginning of the next lesson. Probably about 15 minutes due to the reading required.
03a The answers to the test (I get students to swap their tests and mark each others in the classroom, saves time on marking)
04 A poster on the assumptions of parametric tests for the classroom
Please note, on all word documents I select ‘narrow margins’. Please ensure you have narrow margins selected to ensure correct formatting.
YouTube: Psychology Students
The files include posters for a ‘Psychflix’ display.
For each film or box-set there is a short description, the units it links to for A level Psychology and a QR code which takes the student to a trailer for the film or an article. (To scan the QR codes, just open the camera on your phone and point it at the code; most phones will pick up the code and take you straight the link).
There are some ‘stretch and challenge’ questions so that students can watch the films while considering an issue such as ‘free will-determinism’ and challenge themselves to answer the questions.
Psychflix: I got the font online (it allows you to print off single words) and then printed it out on A3 paper. I cut out the letters and glued them to black card. I then stapled this onto the notice board.
YOU WILL NEED BLACK BACKING PAPER FOR YOUR NOTICE BOARD AND A STAPLE GUN.
Any probs, please do get in touch via this website or on twitter: @blonde_pretzel or Youtube: Successful Psychology
My students LOVE this noticeboard and it generated loads of discussion. I also think it will be great for open evenings as it looks striking and is a good talking point.
PLEASE BE AWARE SOME OF THE FILMS ARE AN 18 CERTIFICATE AND YOU DECIDE NOT USE THESE, eg Fight Club and Legend.
Thanks for looking :-)
This resource is for Year 1 and Year 2 Psychology A Level students. It would also suit any subject that needs to know how to identify, calculate and interpret Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion.
This resource has the following handouts:
A teaching video on Descriptive Statistics
A PowerPoint to accompany the teaching video on Descriptive Statistics
02 Questions on research methods including descriptive statistics (34 marks) (and design a study for Year 2 students - 54 marks)
02a Mark scheme for the above
The questions include:
IV & DV
Sampling techniques (and advantages)
Calculation of mean, median and mode
The advantages and disadvantages of the mean, median and mode
Interpretation of a means and standard deviation
For Year 2:
Identification and justification of inferential statistics test
Design a study (observation) for 12 marks.
The stimulus for the assessment questions is based on the concentric star experiment performed by HM. I’m sure you’re familiar with this experiment, but just in case you’re not… HM had his hippocampus removed to cure his epilepsy, however, it destroyed his ability to form new episodic and semantic memories. He performed an experiment where he was required to draw between the lines of concentric stars using only his reflection in a mirror (a tricky task). He got better at the task despite not remembering having ever done it. It provided evidence for a third type of long term memory - procedural, often referred to as ‘muscle memory’.
I usually use narrow margins for my Word documents, so if the formatting seems a bit out, then change the margins to narrow. If you have any problems with the resources, please contact me on Twitter @blonde_pretzel or via my YouTube channel called Psychology Students.
Most A Level psychology text books have 'Can You' or 'Check It' type questions on each page. These are exam style questions that help you assess your knowledge.
I have written answers to typical 'Can You' questions for the Memory Unit of A Level Psychology.
If you're a student, try the questions and then check against the model answers.
If you're a teacher, you could set the questions for homework and then perhaps get them to do peer marking using the answers as a marking template.
Each file attached is split into a different topic from the memory unit and has A01 (describe), A02 (apply) and A03 evaluate questions. There are full 16 markers for each topic in the unit.
CYM01 - capacity, duration and coding in Short and Long Term Memory
CYM02 - Multi-store model of memory
CYM03 - Working Model of Memory
CYM04 - Types of Long Term Memory
CYM05 - Explanations of Forgetting: interference
CYM06 - Explanations of Forgetting: retrieval failure
CYM07 - Accuracy of Eyewitness testimony: misleading information
CYM08 - Accuracy of Eyewitness testimony: anxiety
CYM09 - Accuracy of Eyewitness testimony: the cognitive interview
If you have any problems with the materials, please tweet me: @blonde_pretzel
I have a YouTube channel that provides teaching and revision for Year1 and Year 2 A Level psychology: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5zDmqyZg1mULhgXG96fow
Many thanks for using my resources :-)
3 Years of learning, teaching and tweaking has gone into this resource to help learners understand and apply Inferential Statistics.
The PowerPoint is designed to be taught during lesson time and should take between 3-4 hours. It covers: Levels of Measurement, Selection and Justification of an Inferential Statistical Test, Observed Values, Critical Values, Critical Values Tables, Probability Levels, Significance, Type 1 & Type 2 Errors.
All question in the slides have full answers or explanations in the NOTES SECTION.
The lesson includes activities, exam style questions and assessments throughout.
I have included a check list Specification for students and this lesson covers 26, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35
This is for Year 13 (Second year A Level) A Level Psychology Students. It may also be helpful for first year of a degree students.
The PowerPoint: Recap on Descrptive Statistics, Levels of Measurement, Selection and Justification of an Inferential Statistical Tests, Observed Values, Critical Values, Critical Values Tables, Probability Levels, Significance, Type 1 & Type 2 Errors.
RM000: Handout of the specification with a checklist for students to keep at the front of their files
RM63: Summary table for the students to fill in as they do activities for Levels of Measurement (activities are explained in the notes section on the PowerPoint)
RM63a: ANSWERS for the summary table (teacher copy or used for peer marking)
RM66: Practice for the Sign Test
RM76: A Summary Table of which Inferential Stats test to use (to be filled in as a class activity)
RM76a: ANSWERS for the summary table (teacher copy or used for peer marking)
RM77: Test (or directed study) on selecting and justifying the appropriate statistical test
RM77a: Test AND ANSWERS on on selecting and justifying the appropriate statistical test (teacher copy or used for peer marking)
RM78: Design a study practice including information on inferential statistics
RM78a: ANSWERS for Design a study (teacher copy or used for peer marking)
RM80: Short Answer Test (or given as directed stud) on inferential statistics (on all elements). Test should take about 15 minutes
RM80a: Short Answer Test AND ANSWERS on on inferential statistics (teacher copy or used for peer marking)
TES critical values tables information (where to find the critical values tables)
I tend to use narrow margins on my documents, so if any of the formatting is ‘out’ then change the margins to narrow, or get in contact with me here, or on twitter @blonde_pretzel or on YouTube: Psychology Students and will help you deal with any issues. If you have any questions then please do get in touch.
This handy revisoin timetable (Gannt Chart format) allows students to plan their own revision timetable from now until the exams in May 2019.
Print onto A3 paper (single sided).
The dates are split into Monday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday. They can then check every Monday and Friday to see what topics they will be revision over the next few days.
They decide what when they will revise each topic from the specification, however, I have put them in the order that I recommend they start (eg starting with research methods which can come into any section.)
Planning the revision could be done as a directed study task, or completed during tutorial time with help from the teacher.
They should put their Gannt Chart up on a notice board (or bedroom wall) where they can easily check it every Monday and Friday to stay on track.
I use narrow margins, so if the formatting is out, try making the margins narrow or contact me on this website if you need any further help. You can also tweet me: @blonde_pretzel.
A handy front sheet with formulas for Percentage Increase and Decrease AND a writing template for interpreting Descriptive Statistics (Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion).
Designed as a practice and assessment activity that I give to my students as homework.
The mark scheme allows for quick and easy peer marking. I often get everyone to swap and spend about 10 minutes at the beginning of a lesson marking them.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch either on this website or via Twitter: @blonde_pretzel or on YouTube 'Psychology Students.
I have written a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the exams. This is the 8th set.
The stimulus for this one a correlational study investigating the relationship between age and the accuracy of eye-witness testimony. This is the same stimulus as the 7th set, but with different questions.
There are 24 marks as per the real exam and students should be allocated 30 minutes to complete it.
The comprehensive mark scheme allows for easy marking and peer marking.
This paper tests:
Direction of hypotheses
Strength & Limitation of a Volunteer Sample
Dealing with ethical issues
Controlling for investigator bias
Mathematical symbol > (greater than)
Identification of direction of correlation from a table of results
Calculation of the range
The purpose of peer review
The limitation of peer review
I usually use narrow margins, so if the formatting is out, then change the margins to narrow. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with me on this website, or on twitter @blonde_pretzel or YouTube: Psychology Students
Thanks very much for looking at my resource.
These short answer tests are designed to test a student’s knowledge of the wording and content of the specification for different units.
They should therefore help students understand the possible wording of the questions on the exam paper.
They will also highlight any areas they should focus on for revision.
The mark schemes allow for quick peer marking.
I use them at the beginning of a revision session on a particular unit so students know where to focus their revision.
Thanks for looking at my resources.
Teaching videos and handouts for Explanations for Attachment.
Learning Theory of Attachment
Bowlby’s Monotropic Theory of Attachment.
This is specification 5 of the Attachment Unit for AQA A level Psychology.
If you have problems with the resources, please contact me via this website, or on twitter @blonde_pretzel
Many thanks for looking at my resources.
The PowerPoint and handouts accompany a teaching and a revision video on YouTube (search Psychology Students for my channel.)
The PowerPoint contains everything for a full 16 mark question on the Psychodynamic Approach. The PowerPoint follows the structure for the essay.
There are some YouTube videos embedded (see notes section for links, and/or hover over the pictures) to help understanding of the Psychodynamic Approach.
It contains A01, A02 and A03 materials to cover everything for the exam and activities for students to do during class to help consolidation of learning.
I reference all my handouts in the header which is why the handouts are labelled below:
04 - PowerPoint with activities embedded for a whole lesson (double lesson, about 2 hours 40 mins)
04a - PowerPoint Activity for students to consolidate learning
04b - PowerPoint of a memory story for easy recall of the 16 mark essay
AP08 - a booklet for students to complete at home to help consolidation of learning
AP12 - a short answer test (10 minutes recommended) for the start of the next lesson.
AP12a - the answer sheet for the short answer test (best to get everyone to mark each other’s straight away to save time for the teacher.)
NB I usually have my margins on ‘narrow’ for Word documents. I presume when you download them this will be automatic, but if the formatting seems a bit off, change the margins to narrow and it should be fine.
This resources is a lesson for Year 12 (first year A Level/AS level) on introduction to statistical testing.
It covers number 23 on the specification: introduction to statistical testing.
The video can be used for flip learning and covers:
The purpose of statistical testing
Hypthesis testing - falsification
1 and 2 tailed hypotheses (what they are and when to use them)
The reasons for selecting the Sign Test (nominal data, test of difference, repeated measures/matched pairs design)
How to carry out an experiment to test telepathic ability and interpret the results using the sign test
Calcluated value of S
Critical values of S (critical values tables)
Comparing the calculated value of S to the critical value of S to test for signifiance
How to report significance
Apply your knowledge questions
Praticing reporting the sign test using handout RM19
Your AS and A level psychology students can watch this teaching video on YouTube on experimental design in psychology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1nF3-7KtZM and then complete the questions here for homework/directed study. There is also a short test designed to be 10 minutes long for individual assessment in exam conditions.
1) RM59: Questions on experimental design in psychology from the teaching video
2) RM59a: Questions AND answers on experimental design in psychology from the teaching video.
3) RM08: Test on experimental design in psychology
4) RM08a: Test & Answers on experimental design in psychology
1) Teaching video on Experimental Design
2) Past Paper exam question with an explanation of how to answer it
Students can either peer mark using the answers sheet, or the teacher can use the answers for quick marking.
If you have any questions about the resource or teaching video please tweet me @blonde_pretzel.
YouTube: psychology students https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5zDmqyZg1mULhgXG96fow
This PowerPoint is for the essay "Discuss two biological explanations for anorexia". Each slides represents a paragraph of the essay and has the full model essay slide by slide. The pictures are to help you remember each point and there are some memory pegs.
There is an activity for students to complete to help them remember the essay and at the end of the PowerPoint is a Memory Story.
This is the PowerPoint to accompany the video available on the YouTube channel 'Psychology Students' entitled 'Discuss the Relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour'.
The video and PowerPoint cover everything you need for the full model essay (24 marks) and in the notes section of the PowerPoint (under each slide) are the paragraphs for the essay which you can easily cut and paste into the full essay.
If you have difficulty locating the video, please tweet me @blonde_pretzel for advice.
A2 Eating Behaviour. PowerPoint to cover the full exam question 'Discuss two or more neural mechanisms in controlling eating behaviour' (24 marks). A model essay is in the 'notes' section (beneath each slide) paragraph by paragraph.
YouTube videos are embedded into some of the pictures, either hover the pictures in Slide Show format, or look for the link in the 'notes' section. The videos are there to help consolidate your learning.
This video explains how to use the biological rhythm of The BRAC (Basic Rest Activity Cycle) to help your revision become effective and efficient. It also advises you on how to use the magic of naps to consolidate your knowledge.
It’s only a 2 minute video, but it will helpfully give your students advice and knowledge on how to structure their revision days.
If you would like to try some extra (unofficial) psychology past papers then click on these links:
AS/Year 1 Research Methods: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource…
Year 2 Research Methods: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource…
If you have any Qs, tweet me @blonde_pretzel or leave a comment.
Thanks for watching and good luck with your revision.