AQA psychology- Guide to writing essays

AQA psychology- Guide to writing essays

This guide contains advice to students for writing essays. This is based on my experience as a teacher marking what feels at times like hundreds of essays every week often repeating the same thing from one student to the next so I have decided to write all this in a booklet which I have given out at the beginning of the year and has made a difference. I have adapted resources I had from the previous syllabus and read all the advice given by the exam board on courses and on line. Also included is a list of linking words for description, elaboration, comparison …. which is often something students struggle with.
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AQA Obesity and Explanations for the success and failure dieting

AQA Obesity and Explanations for the success and failure dieting

This pack contains a presentation with questions that can be used for a more active lesson or deleted if you choose to without affecting the core of the presentation. You will find the descriptions of all the theories and models and evaluations including issues and debates. It also contains the link to a video (click the icon) which can be used as the start of a class discussion. There is also a multi-choice quiz which can be used as a starter or a plenary towards the end of the module as it is or cut and paste the questions relevant to each topic.
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AQA Eating Behaviour

AQA Eating Behaviour

This bundle contains the whole of the module, description and evaluation of all the models and theories. The evaluations also include relevant issues and debates points. There are also links to video and starter/plenaries for the main topics. All the presentations contain questions which can be used for a more active learning on the part of the students.
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AQA Eating Behaviour Anorexia Nervosa-biological and psychological explanations

AQA Eating Behaviour Anorexia Nervosa-biological and psychological explanations

This presentation includes the biological explanation for Anorexia Nervosa as well as the psychological explanations- Family system theory (FST), Social Learning Theory and the Cognitive Theory Descriptions and evaluation (including issues and debates). For all the topics there are some questions to make the learning more active on the part of the students. Also included are the links an article on men with anorexia which is very interesting (slide 8) and to a video (slide 19) which could be used to start a class discussion to recapitulate the topic. In addition there are two activities which can be used for starters or plenaries.
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AQA Eating behaviour Neural and hormonal control of eating behaviour

AQA Eating behaviour Neural and hormonal control of eating behaviour

This includes a factual presentation of the neural and hormonal mechanisms controlling eating behaviour with diagrams, descriptions and evaluations (including issues and debates). It also includes a worksheet to accompany the presentation with activities which could be done using the presentation, a book or the internet, for example the evaluation could be set as homework. Also included is a multichoice test which can be used as starter/plenary.
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AQA Psychology-Eating behaviour - Explanations for food preferences

AQA Psychology-Eating behaviour - Explanations for food preferences

This is a presentation covering the evolutionary explanation and the role of learning in food preferences. It includes description and evaluation points for each sub-topic (including Issues and Debates). Most of the slides contain questions for the students in order to make a more interactive lesson and to get the students thinking, these can be deleted if you chose to. Also included is a multichoice questionnaire which can be used for starter/plenary
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Attachment: Explanations of attachment -learning theory and Bowlby's theory

Attachment: Explanations of attachment -learning theory and Bowlby's theory

This pack contains a presentation which explains the two theories and an activity worksheet which covers the two explanations of attachment: the learning theory of attachment and Bowlby’s theory. I have used these resources a lot and the students like the worksheet as they feel reassured that they have not missed anything important in their notes. They are also very useful for cover!
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Memory- Class activities

Memory- Class activities

This pack contains a presentation to perform 8 class experiments in the memory module (Sperling (1960), Conrad (1964), Miller (1956), Chunking, Glanzer & Cunitz (1966), Word length effect, Interference theory of forgetting and Loftus and Palmer (1974). There is an excel file on which the results can be recorded (calculations and graphs will be done as the results are entered). The words document gives details on the procedure. There is also a memory bingo and a memory blockbuster (questions at the end of the word document and blockbuster template – downloaded from here- is included). It is useful for the students to perform these experiments as they gain an understanding of the strength and weaknesses of these types of studies, they can also be used to link with research methods.
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AQA psychology - Physiology of stress & role of stress in illness

AQA psychology - Physiology of stress & role of stress in illness

This presentation covers the physiology of stress including the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) and acute and chronic response to stress as well as the role of stress in illness. It contains the explanations and evaluations of theories and studies. This can be used as part of lessons or as a revision tool.
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AQA psychology year 1 & year 2 mindmaps

AQA psychology year 1 & year 2 mindmaps

Mind maps for all the topics in year 1 and all the compulsory topics in year 2. There are also mind maps for some of the options in year 2: aggression, cognition and development, gender, schizophrenia, stress and forensic psychology. They were made using the simplemind app so they are pictures. They can be cut and pasted in any documents, they can also be resized. They are useful to introduce a topic but also to help the students organise their notes and revisions.
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AQA Psychology Research methods A Level

AQA Psychology Research methods A Level

This is a very long presentation, it contains all the research methods section of the new syllabus. It started as separate presentations that I used in lesson with activities I have designed. I have merged all these presentations in one at the request of my students who want to use it for revision. The mathematical content is not included.
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AQA Psychology Memory Starters and plenaries activities

AQA Psychology Memory Starters and plenaries activities

This booklet contains 13 activities to use as starters/plenaries or as a revision tool. They cover the whole of the module.Some are quizzes to check knowledge but there are also some activities on evaluation. They are popular with my students both when we learn the module and when revising.
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AQA psychology Memory Revision presentation

AQA psychology Memory Revision presentation

This is a long presentation covering the whole module. I use it with my students along with the booklet starters and plenaries memory uploaded here. The students carry out the activity then we go through the topic adding depth or whatever is needed depending on how well they did in the activity. It could also be used for a large group when you just stand at the front and go through the presentation. I have animated it so the title appears and questions can be asked before the rest of the slide appears.
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AQA psychology- Gender starter and plenary activities

AQA psychology- Gender starter and plenary activities

This booklet contains 10 starter or plenary activities covering every topic in the module. They have been tried and tested on my students and take no more than 10-15 minutes. The activities are designed to test knowledge and understanding. They can also be used as revision activities. It also includes a blockbuster activity which can be done individually or as a class activity using the presentation.
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AQA psychology- Forensic psychology: dealing with offender behaviour

AQA psychology- Forensic psychology: dealing with offender behaviour

This presentation can be used as a lesson or as revision. It contains all the information needed for the specifications: Custodial sentencing, Behaviour modification in custody, Anger management and Restorative justice. It can be edited to include other studies if you wish or activities.
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AQA psychology Aggression Social psychological explanations of aggression

AQA psychology Aggression Social psychological explanations of aggression

Social psychological explanations of aggression includes Frustration-aggression hypothesis, Social learning theory (SLT) and De-individuation. It contains the explanations and evaluations of theories and studies and relevant issues and debates points. This can be used as part of lessons or as a revision tool.
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AQA psychology Aggression Institutional aggression Media influences on aggression

AQA psychology Aggression Institutional aggression Media influences on aggression

Institutional aggression in the context of prisons(Dispositional explanations – Importation Model and Situational explanations – Deprivation Model) and Media influences on aggression (Desensitisation, disinhibition, cognitive priming and Effects of computer games). This presentation contains the explanations and evaluations of theories and studies and relevant issues and debates points. This can be used as part of lessons or as a revision tool.
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AQA psychology- gender

AQA psychology- gender

This bundle covers the whole of the module, descriptions and evaluations of all the theories and models including issues and debates points. They can be edited to add your own studies or activities. They can be used as part of lessons and/or as revision tools. It also contains starter/plenary activities covering each part of the topic and a blockbuster activity which can be done individually or as a class activity using the presentation.
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