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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
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.
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
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
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 :-)
 "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
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
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.
Revision Timetable (Gannt Chart) for AS Psychology May 2019 Exams (AQA)
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Revision Timetable (Gannt Chart) for AS Psychology May 2019 Exams (AQA)

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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. Many thanks
Percentage Increase/Decrease AND Interpreting Tables of Descriptive Stats for A Level Psychology
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Percentage Increase/Decrease AND Interpreting Tables of Descriptive Stats for A Level Psychology

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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. Many thanks
Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 8th set [24 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 8th set [24 marks]

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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 Hypothesis writing Strength & Limitation of a Volunteer Sample Ethical issues 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.
Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 7th set [24 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 7th set [24 marks]

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I have written a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the exams. This is the 7th set. The stimulus for this one is a correlational study investigating the relationship between age and the accuracy of eye-witness testimony. 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: Identification of the research method Sampling Hypothesis writing Pilot study Demand characteristics Calculation of the mean Displaying results from a table into a graph Interpretation of the strength & direction of a correlation Writing a debrief 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.
Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 3rd set [24 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 3rd set [24 marks]

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This is the 3rd set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods Section of AS Level Psychology. I have made a short video to help guide students on how to read the stimulus and make ‘clues’ which will help them answer the questions in the exam paper. There is a stimulus (the same stimulus as the 4th set unofficial exam paper) and questions (24 marks) for students to answer. Because it’s AS level I have only put 24 marks worth of questions. I am currently making unofficial exam papers for A level that have 48 marks. This paper tests: Experimental Design Sampling technique Hypothesis (directional/non-directional) Hypothesis writing Extraenous Variables Random Allocation Percentage Increase calculation Interpeting descriptive statistics Implications to the economy There is a mark scheme for ease of marking, and/or peer marking. As in the real AQA exam, students should be given 30 minutes to complete the paper. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch either on this website, or via twitter: @blonde_preztel.
Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 1st set [24 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 1st set [24 marks]

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I have written a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the exams. This is the first set. I have made a YouTube video explaining how to find ‘clues’ in the stimulus. It might be an idea for students to try the paper first, then watch the video to see if they would need to make any changes. The stimulus for this one is set in prison, (it’s also the stimulus for the 2nd set). 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 test: Experimental Method Experimental Design Control Measure - counterbalancing Ethics - Deception and Informed Consent Dealing with ethical issues % Decrease Interpreting a table of results Sign Test Value of N and Calculated value of S Significance Implications to the economy 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.