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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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5zDmqyZg1mULhgXG96fow/videos

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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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5zDmqyZg1mULhgXG96fow/videos
Video, PowerPoint & Assessment on Experimental Methods in Psychology (Lab, Field, Natural, Quasi)
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Video, PowerPoint & Assessment on Experimental Methods in Psychology (Lab, Field, Natural, Quasi)

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Teaching and assessment materials for AS and A level students in psychology. The PowerPoint accompanies the teaching video I made on Experimental Methods in Psychology which is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OnL5tm0cmk RM67: This is the assessment handouts on experimental methods and IV and DV. The students should watch the video and pause it as they go along to answer the questions. RM67a: This handouts has the questions AND answers for easy marking during the beginning of a lesson. I create resources using Word with the margins set to ‘narrow’. If you have any issues with the format of the handouts, please get in touch either here or on twitter and i’ll email you them again. It’s for A level Psychology students/teachers following the new specification from 2015. If you have any questions about the resources or video, please tweet me @blonde_pretzel
'Psychflix' Psychology Display. (Films/boxsets that are related to topics in psychology)
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'Psychflix' Psychology Display. (Films/boxsets that are related to topics in psychology)

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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 :-)
Inferential Statistics for A Level Psychology (Bundle - lesson, activities and assessment)
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Inferential Statistics for A Level Psychology (Bundle - lesson, activities and assessment)

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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. Resources 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. Many thanks
Exam Style questions AND answers including full 16 markers for MEMORY unit of A Level Psychology
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Exam Style questions AND answers including full 16 markers for MEMORY unit of A Level Psychology

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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 :-)
The Cognitive Interview Experiment - Revision Activity with free YouTube video (see description)
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The Cognitive Interview Experiment - Revision Activity with free YouTube video (see description)

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These resources accompany a video on The Cognitive Interview Experiment which is free to watch on YouTube. Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SRYruoXquU The video is the fictional tale of a Field Experiment on the Cognitive Interview that has creepy repercussions, however, the details of the Cognitive Interview and Geiselman et al’s (1985) experiment are included as are many research methods and biopsychology (the SAM in particular). It is part teaching, part revision. Research Methods that are covered include: IV & DV, Hypothesis Writing, Experimental Design, Validity, Demand Characteristics, Prior General Consent and Presumptive Consent. The PowerPoint contains the slides used within the video. M18: The script that accompanies the video M18a: Questions on the Cognitive Interview, Demand Characteristics, Experimental Design, Dealing with lack of Informed Consent (ethics) and Geiselman et al’s (1985) experiment on the Cognitive Interview. M18b: The Questions with model answers Please note, on all word documents I select ‘narrow margins’. Please ensure you have narrow margins selected to ensure correct formatting. Please contact me if you have any issues with the resources you download and i’ll be happy to help. Twitter: @blonde_pretzel YouTube: Psychology Students
Teaching & Assessment for Descriptive Statistics (A Level Psych). Mean, Median, Mode, Range, SD
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Teaching & Assessment for Descriptive Statistics (A Level Psych). Mean, Median, Mode, Range, SD

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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 Hypothesis selection Experimental Design Counterbalancing 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. Thank you.
Paper 2: Psychodynamic Approach (PowerPoint, activities, tests, revision) bundle
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Paper 2: Psychodynamic Approach (PowerPoint, activities, tests, revision) bundle

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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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 8th set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 8th set [48 marks]

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This is the 8th in a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods Section of the Psychology A level exam. The stimulus provides information about an experiment that tests whether there is a difference between men and women in how verbally aggressive they are. This paper tests: Experimental method Identification of sampling techniques Limitation of sampling techniques Calculation of attrition Significant figures Identification of the operationalized dependent variable Assessing validity External validity Identification of an extraneous variables Control of extraneous variables Assessment of reliability of data Median Calculation of % increase Interpreting a table of descriptive stats Identification and justification of an inferential stats test Testing for significance using a critical values table Checking to see if you have made a Type 2 error Writing a debrief I use narrow margins, so if the formatting is ‘out’ then try changing the margins to narrow. Please do get in touch on this website or via twitter @blonde_pretzel or YouTube: Successful Psychology, if you have any questions or concerns about the resource. Thanks for looking at my resource.
Sign Test Assessment Activity for AS and A level Psychology
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Sign Test Assessment Activity for AS and A level Psychology

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This resource has 2 questions about why we do statistical testing and the reasons for choosing the sign test. The rest of the question give scenarios and the students have to : a) calculate the value of N b) calculate the value of S c) identify and justify whether the calculated value of S is significant. YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR STUDENTS WITH A CRITICAL VALUES TABLE OF S IN ORDER TO DO PART © OF EACH QUESTIONS. Unfortunately I can not attach one here as it goes against copyright law, however, most text books have a critical values table in it, or you can Google one. If you have any questions, please tweet me or leave a comment here. @blonde_pretzel YouTube: Successful Psychology
Psychological Explanation for Love Bombing followed by Ghosting
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Psychological Explanation for Love Bombing followed by Ghosting

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Aimed at anyone who has experienced being love-bombed followed by being ghosted (or dumped for no reason). It uses Ainsworth’s ‘Insecure-Resistant’ attachment type to give a possible explanation. It uses the Strange Situation research and is applicable for those studying A Level Psychology, The attachment Unit, but doesn’t include any evaluation. I am making another video and resource specifically on the Strange Situation for A Level Psychology, which is better for students of psychology.
Parametric Statistical Tests for Degree Level and A Level Psychology
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Parametric Statistical Tests for Degree Level and A Level Psychology

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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. Twitter: @blonde_pretzel YouTube: Psychology Students
Experimental Design in Psychology. Teaching video with Questions and Answers for assessment
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Experimental Design in Psychology. Teaching video with Questions and Answers for assessment

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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. Four attachments: 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 Two videos: 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
 "Discuss two biological explanations for Anorexia" AQA A, PSYA3 (PowerPoint Revision/Model Essay)
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"Discuss two biological explanations for Anorexia" AQA A, PSYA3 (PowerPoint Revision/Model Essay)

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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.
 "Discuss the Relationship Between Sexual Selection & Human Reproductive Behaviour" (8 & 16) PSYA3
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"Discuss the Relationship Between Sexual Selection & Human Reproductive Behaviour" (8 & 16) PSYA3

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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.
PSYA3 Discuss two or more neural mechanisms in controlling eating behaviour (PowerPoint & Essay)
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PSYA3 Discuss two or more neural mechanisms in controlling eating behaviour (PowerPoint & Essay)

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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.
Variables Influencing Conformity (lesson with video incorporated). Social Psychology spec.
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Variables Influencing Conformity (lesson with video incorporated). Social Psychology spec.

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A level psychology, Social Psychology Unit, 3rd spec point. This Powerpoint is designed for a 'single lesson' (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) and has directed study instructions. There is a video on conformity in real life - the link is in the 'notes' section of the powerpoint and when you have the PowerPoint in slideshow format, just click on the picture for the video to appear. If you have any questions please tweet me @blonde_pretzel. I have a YouTube channel where I upload teaching and revision videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz5zDmqyZg1mULhgXG96fow
Research Methods practice for A level Psychology - The Telepathy Experiment
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Research Methods practice for A level Psychology - The Telepathy Experiment

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The Telepathy Experiment allows A Level psychology students to learn and practice research methods. It is aimed more at Year 2 of A Level. The video is a ficticious story about a telepathy experiment that did not go according to plan. It covers: Independent and Dependent Variables Hypotheses - Null, Directional and Non-Directional Sampling - Volunteer, Opportunity, Stratified, Snowball, Systematic and Random Experimental Design - Repeated Measures, Independent Groups, Matched Pairs External Validity - Ecological, Population, Temporal, Mundane Realism Control Measures - Pilot Studies, Random Allocation, Counterbalancing, Standardised Instructions, Videoing Ethics - the four ethical principles of Competence, Integrity, Confidentiality and Responsibility Inferential stats - which one to choose Levels of Measurement - Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio Files include: 01 Research methods Questions to accompany the video 02 Research methods Questions AND answers for assessment 03 A PowerPoint of the script and images that go with the video. The video (click on the video tab) If you have any issues with the resources please get in touch and I will be happy to help: Twitter: @blonde_pretzel YouTube: Psychology Students
How to structure revision and how long to revise for.
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How to structure revision and how long to revise for.

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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.