Issues and Debates Revision Booklet | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Spec

Issues and Debates Revision Booklet | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Spec

This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of issues and debates. I used these notes only alongside practice Q's and achieved an A* in A Level Psychology... you can too! It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable. Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way. It covers every topic in this area of the spec: • Gender and culture in psychology – universality and bias. Gender bias including androcentrism and alpha and beta bias; cultural bias, including ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. • Free will and determinism: hard determinism and soft determinism; biological, environmental and psychic determinism. The scientific emphasis on causal explanations. • The nature-nurture debate: the relative importance of heredity and environment in determining behaviour; the interactionist approach. • Holism and reductionism: levels of explanation in psychology. Biological reductionism and environmental (stimulus-response) reductionism. • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation. • Ethical implications of research studies and theory, including reference to social sensitivity. And has a few exam questions with answers throughout so students can apply their knowledge. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

This is a full Language investigation that was submitted to AQA in summer 2017 and awarded an A*. This makes it the perfect example to show students what standard is required of them. Even students who pick an interesting topic for their investigation may struggle to achieve the top marks in the NEA because their levels of analysis, interpretation and overall conclusions are far too simple. However by looking at a complete (and highly successful) investigation, students can see how they should use their A level study so far as a toolkit to look closely at language and to make meaningful comments on it. An invaluable resource to introduce students to this part of the new A Level and hopefully inspire them with their own coursework. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels .... including directed writing with commentary.
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A Level English Language Example Student A GRADE Essays for Revision (BUNDLE)

A Level English Language Example Student A GRADE Essays for Revision (BUNDLE)

A collection of 7 example essays for the new A Level English language Paper 2: question 1 for year one and two students. These essays were produced by a student who achieved an A* in the new specification. Therefore the essays provide reliable examples of strong responses to the language and diversity questions. Some even include the examiner commentary down the side and suggestions for improvement which shows exactly what does/ does not work and provides a springboard for students to improve their own work. Excellent for those aiming for an A* as it shows the standard expected but beneficial for ALL students since it suggests one fool proof way to approach these kind of questions. Suggested use is to print and show students a model answer or perhaps asking them to mark the essays themselves. [NOTE - command word 'evaluate' would be 'discuss' in year one] Be sure to check out my shop for more - astarlevels :)
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Absorption Addiction Model | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Specification

Absorption Addiction Model | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Specification

Concise yet detailed summary sheet on all students need to know for this AQA A Level sub topic - suitable for all abilities. Benefits from a challenging set of questions on page 2 that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification. Best used as a handout in class or for revision. The brilliant set of questions means students can reinforce what they've learnt with specific 'absorption addiction' questions, meaning they are well prepared for the exam. Check out my shop for more!
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Parasocial Relationships | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

Parasocial Relationships | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘para social relationships'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Para social relationships: levels of para social relationships, the absorption addiction model and the attachment theory explanation
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Schizophrenia Revision Booklet | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Spec

Schizophrenia Revision Booklet | A Level Psychology Revision AQA New Spec

This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of Schizophrenia. I used these notes only alongside practice Q's and achieved an A* in A Level Psychology... you can too! It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable. Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way. It covers every topic in this area of the spec: • Classification of schizophrenia. Positive symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia, including speech poverty and avolition. Reliability and validity in diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia, including reference to co-morbidity, culture and gender bias and symptom overlap. • Biological explanations for schizophrenia: genetics, the dopamine hypothesis and neural correlates. • Psychological explanations for schizophrenia: family dysfunction and cognitive explanations, including dysfunctional thought processing. • Drug therapy: typical and atypical antipsychotics. • Cognitive behaviour therapy and family therapy as used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Token economies as used in the management of schizophrenia. • The importance of an interactionist approach in explaining and treating schizophrenia; the diathesisstress model. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Factors Affecting Attraction in Romantic Relationships | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

Factors Affecting Attraction in Romantic Relationships | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘factors affecting attraction'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: 3 Factors affecting attraction in romantic relationships: self-disclosure; physical attractiveness, including the matching hypothesis; filter theory, including social demography, similarity in attitudes and complementarity.
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Virtual Relationships in Social Media | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

Virtual Relationships in Social Media | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘virtual relationships in social media'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Virtual relationships in social media: self-disclosure in virtual relationships; effects of absence of gating on the nature of virtual relationships.
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Offender profiling | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Offender profiling | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘offender profiling'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Top down approach (including organised and disorganised types of offender) Four stages of constructing an FBI profile Bottom up approach (including investigative psychology and geographical profiling) Key variables of BU Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two approaches [fantastic knowledge to enter exam with!]
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Psychological Explanations of Offending | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Psychological Explanations of Offending | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘psychological explanations for offending'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Eysenck’s theory of the criminal personality; cognitive explanations; level of moral reasoning and cognitive distortions, including hostile attribution bias and minimalisation; differential association theory; psychodynamic explanations.
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Biological Explanations for Offending | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Biological Explanations for Offending | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘biological explanations for offending'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Historical approach (atavistic form) Genetic and neural explanations Evaluation Diathesis stress model to offending
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Defining and measuring crime | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Defining and measuring crime | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic 'defining and measuring crime'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. This resource also benefits from a fantastic 16 mark question brainstorm, learn, plan and answer task which relates to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Problems defining crime Ways of measuring crime - official stats, victim surveys, offender surveys Multi disciplinary approach
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Theories of Romantic Relationship | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Theories of Romantic Relationship | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘theories of romantic relationships'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Theories of romantic relationships: social exchange theory, equity theory and Rusbult’s investment model of commitment, satisfaction, comparison with alternatives and investment. Duck’s phase model of relationship breakdown: intra-psychic, dyadic, social and grave dressing phases.
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Evolutionary Explanation for Partner Preference | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Evolutionary Explanation for Partner Preference | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘evolutionary explanation for relationships/ partner preference'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: The evolutionary explanations for partner preferences, including the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour
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Dealing With Offending Behaviour | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

Dealing With Offending Behaviour | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology sub topic ‘dealing with offending behaviour'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Dealing with offending behaviour: the aims of custodial sentencing and the psychological effects of custodial sentencing. Recidivism. Behaviour modification in custody. Anger management and restorative justice programmes
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Psychological Explanations for Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Psychological Explanations for Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology 'psychological explanations for schizophrenia'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Psychological explanations for schizophrenia: family dysfunction and cognitive explanations, including dysfunctional thought processing. Plus detailed high level evaluation.
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Interactionist Approach to Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Interactionist Approach to Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology 'interactionist approach'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: The importance of an interactionist approach in explaining and treating schizophrenia; the diathesis stress model. Plus evaluation.
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Psychological Therapies for Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Psychological Therapies for Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology 'psychological therapies for schizophrenia'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Cognitive behaviour therapy and family therapy as used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Token economies as used in the management of schizophrenia.
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Classification of Schizophrenia, Positive and Negative Symptoms, Reliability & Validity in Diagnosis

Classification of Schizophrenia, Positive and Negative Symptoms, Reliability & Validity in Diagnosis

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology 'classification of schizophrenia'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Classification of schizophrenia. Positive symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia, including speech poverty and avolition. Reliability and validity in diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia, including reference to co-morbidity, culture and gender bias
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Biological Therapies for Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Biological Therapies for Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology 'biological therapies for schizophrenia'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Typical and Atypical antipsychotics How each drug works Evaluation of each drug - evidence for effectiveness, problems with evidence for effectiveness, relation to the dopamine hypothesis, serious side effects and the chemical cosh argument
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Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia | A Level Psychology AQA New Spec

This is a summary sheet including all information needed for AQA new specification psychology 'biological explanations of schizophrenia'. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Biological explanations for schizophrenia: genetics, the dopamine hypothesis and neural correlates. ...Evaluation of each as well as plenty of examples and studies.
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The Dopamine Hypothesis | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

The Dopamine Hypothesis | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet for AQA new specification psychology is focused on the dopamine hypothesis. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Hyper and hypo dopaminergia Supporting evidence for the theory Ethical considerations Further evaluation
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Neural Correlates | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

Neural Correlates | A Level Psychology AQA New Specification

This is a summary sheet for AQA new specification psychology based on the topic of neural correlates. It is best used as a hand out in lessons to summarise the key information students should learn for the exam, or as a revision resource. The level of detail and reference to theories/ studies is plenty enough for those aiming for an A* but the concise style of notes makes it an ideal summary sheet for students of all abilities. There are also example exam questions at the end that relate to the summary sheet and directly to the specification so that students can test themselves. Check out my shop for tonnes more AQA A Level Psychology resources for the new spec! Specifically includes: Definition Neural correlates of positive symptoms + evaluation Neural correlates of negative symptoms + evaluation
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A Level English Language Example Student A GRADE Essays for Revision (BUNDLE)

A Level English Language Example Student A GRADE Essays for Revision (BUNDLE)

A collection of 7 example essays for the new A Level English language Paper 2: question 1 for year one and two students. These essays were produced by a student who achieved an A* in the new specification. Therefore the essays provide reliable examples of strong responses to the language and diversity questions. Some even include the examiner commentary down the side and suggestions for improvement which shows exactly what does/ does not work and provides a springboard for students to improve their own work. Excellent for those aiming for an A* as it shows the standard expected but beneficial for ALL students since it suggests one fool proof way to approach these kind of questions. Suggested use is to print and show students a model answer or perhaps asking them to mark the essays themselves. [NOTE - command word 'evaluate' would be 'discuss' in year one] Be sure to check out my shop for more - astarlevels :)
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