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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
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.
'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 :-)
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
Short Answer Tests on Spec. Social Influence, Memory, Attachment & Psychopathology (AQA Psychology)
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Short Answer Tests on Spec. Social Influence, Memory, Attachment & Psychopathology (AQA Psychology)

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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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 9th set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 9th set [48 marks]

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This is the 9th in a set of Unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the A Level Psychology Exam. The stimulus includes information a football manager’s decision to ban his squad from playing video games while on a football tour because of their ‘addictive’ nature. The players use diaries to report their experiences. The stimulus continues further on in the paper about an experiment to test the difference in number of hours sleep between those who play the game and those who don’t. The paper tests: Content analysis Estimation of % from a pie chart Improving validity of the investigation Experimental Method Experimental Design Interpretation of a table of descriptive stats Determining significance from a critical values table Type 1 error Falsifiability The content and purpose of an Introduction Determining issues of internal validity Strengths of peer review Limitations of peer review Design a study (12 marks) (An Observation study including information on type of observation with justification, operationalized behavioural categories, time/event sampling, assessment of reliability of data) The mark scheme is fully comprehensive and should allow for peer marking. I tend to use narrow margins, so if the formatting appears ‘out’ then try changing the margins to narrow. If you have any concerns or questions about this resource, please do get in touch either via this website or twitter: @blonde_pretzel or YouTube: Successful Psychology. Thanks for looking at my resources.
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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 7th set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 7th set [48 marks]

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This is the 7th 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 seeking sex earlier in a relationship. This paper tests: Identification of sampling techniques Identification of an operationalized dependent variable Hypothesis writing Identification of a research method A limitation of self-report as a research method Testing Validity Outlining validity Identification of an invalid measure Writing a debrief Calculation of degrees of freedom Displaying the results of a table in a graph Testing for significance using a critical values table Type 2 error The purpose of replication in relation to the study Design a study (12 marks) (An experiment including the procedure, design, variables, control measures, assessment of reliability of data, descriptive and inferential stats) 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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 6th set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 6th set [48 marks]

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This is the 6th in a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods Section of the Psychology A level exam. The stimulus provides information about testing the relationship between time spent on social media and mood. This paper tests: Identification of an appropriate hypothesis Operationalized co-variables Identification and justification of sampling techniques The purpose of filler questions Writing a filler question Type of data Identification of and Addressing ethical issues Interpretation of a table of descriptive stats Identification of a control measure The purpose of replication in relation to the study Writing a reference Design a study (12 marks) (An experiment including the procedure, design, variables, control measures, descriptive and inferential stats) 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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 5th set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 5th set [48 marks]

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This is the 5th in a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods Section of the Psychology A level exam. The stimulus provides information about an observational study in a prison to compare aggressive acts by prisoners in either a Government run or privately run prison. This paper tests: Type of observation Hypothesis Direction Writing a Null Hypothesis Operationalising behavioural categories Addressing lack of informed consent Identification and justification of sampling techniques Assessing reliability of data Calculation of percentage increase Identification and justification of a suitable inferential stats test Testing for significance using a critical values table The purpose of content analysis Explanation of how to carry out a content analysis Design a study (12 marks) (A correlation study including information on research method, variables, hypothesis writing, procedure, assessment of reliability of data, descriptive and inferential stats) 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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 4th set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 4th set [48 marks]

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This is the 4th in a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the Psychology A level exam. The stimulus provides information about testing the relationship between anxiety and accuracy of eye-witness testimony. This paper tests: Identification of sampling technique Strengths and limitations of a sampling technique Hypothesis Writing (Correlation) Assessing the reliability of questionnaires Writing an Informed Consent Form Display of a table of data into a suitable graph Interpretation of a Scattergraph/table of data Identification and justification of a probability level Testing for Significance using critical values tables Type 1 error Writing a reference The purpose and content of an abstract Design a study (12 marks) (An experiment including experimental design, variables, control measures, procedures, specialist materials, descriptive and inferential stats) 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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 3rd set [48 marks] �
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 3rd set [48 marks]

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This is the 3rd 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 the difference in accuracy of recall between anxious and non-anxious participants for neutral events. This paper tests: Hypothesis Direction Hypothesis Writing Identification of ethical issues Addressing ethical issues Demand Characteristics Assessing validity of a questionnaire Calculation of percentage decrease Significant figures Interpretation of a table of descriptive statistics Identification and justification of a suitable inferential stats test Testing for significance using a critical table Type 1 error Writing a debrief Design a study (12 marks) (An observation study to provide information and justification for the type of observation, operationalised behavioural categories, time/event sampling, assessment of reliability of data) 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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 2nd set [48 marks] �
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 2nd set [48 marks]

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I have made a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the exam. This is the 2nd set. The stimulus for this paper is an experiment testing the difference in the type of cola participants were required to drink and the number of hours sleep they had. The exam paper tests: Hypothesis Direction Hypothesis Writing Control Measures Identification and control of Extraneous Variables Interpretation of Descriptive Statistics Calculation of percentage decrease Testing for Significance using Critical Values Tables Identification of ethical issues Addressing Ethical issues Type 1 Error Writing a Debrief The Purpose & Content of an Abstract Design a Study (12 marks) (Correlational study) The mark scheme is comprehensive and should allow for peer marking. I usually use narrow margins, so if the formatting is out, try changing the margins to narrow. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch via this website or through twitter: @blonde_pretzel or YouTube: Successful Psychology. Thank you for looking at my resource.
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.
Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 1st set [48 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for A Level Psychology Research Methods, 1st set [48 marks]

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I have made a set of unofficial exam papers for the Research Methods section of the exam. This is the 1st set. I have made a video to accompany this exam paper showing students how to ‘decode’ the stimulus. The stimulus for this paper is an experiment testing the difference in mood between teachers who play on dance mats for 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks and those that don’t. The exam paper tests: Sampling Limitation of a volunteer sample Hypothesis Direction Hypothesis Writing Pilot Study Control of Extraneous Variables Interpretation of descriptive statistics Justification of a Mann Whitney test Testing for Significance using Critical Values Tables Peer Review Limitation of Peer Review Type 1 Error Aims of a Debrief Design a study (12 marks) Please note that the design a study for this first set is designed to be very much like the stimulus. In the other unofficial exam papers I have written, the design a study sections are a different research method to the one in the stimulus, however, because this is the first set, this one is slightly easier in that it is asking the students to design a study similar to the original, but on students. It does have elements they will need to consider carefully, like how to ensure each participant acts as their control, which obviously has implications for the experimental design they will choose). The mark scheme is comprehensive and should allow for peer marking. It includes a model answer for the 12 mark design a study question. I usually use narrow margins, so if the formatting is out, try changing the margins to narrow. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch via this website or through twitter: @blonde_pretzel or YouTube: Psychology Students. Thank you for looking at my resource.
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, 6th set [24 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 6th 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 6th set. The stimulus for this one a correlational study investigating the relationship between age and time spent on social media. 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: Sampling Identification of the Research Method Hypothesis writing Ethical issues Dealing with ethical issues Displaying results in an appropriate graph Interpretation of the graph Calculation of the range External Validity 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, 5th set [24 marks]
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Unofficial exam paper for AS Level Psychology Research Methods, 5th 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 5th set. The stimulus for this one is investigating how long different ages groups spend on social media. 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: Experimental Method The direction of a hypothesis Experimental Design Sampling Extraneous Variables % increase Significant figures Interpreting Descriptive Statistics Ethics - Deception and Informed Consent 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.