New Spec (2017) AQA GCSE Psychology (Paper 1) Development
Cognition & Behaviour
1. Early brain development
Overview of brain structure. Brain development starting in the womb (neural structures, brain stem etc). The development of autonomic functions, senses, movement and cognition + The roles of nature vs nurture
2. Piaget’s stage theory (development of intelligence) & Piaget’s theory applied to education
Piaget’s 4 stage development theory
Key studies: McGarrigle & Donaldson (naughty teddy study) and Hughes (policeman doll)
3.The effects of learning on development
Key studies: Dweck’s Mindset and Willingham’s Alternative learning theory
Consists of a PPT display (70 slides)
PPT’s include key studies, additional studies, under slide teaching comments, on-slide exercises, exam style questions to supplement understanding and activities to encourage thinking.
Also, there is a chart with downloadable resources for each section (only for educational use)
Complete coverage of the whole Development module, just ‘pick up a module’ and go… suitable for both new and experienced teachers
You are welcome to amend, expand or reduce the display to suit your needs.
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Andy McCarthy (amac education: Psychology) is a Chartered Psychologist, experienced teacher, lecturer and publisher.