AQA A Level Approaches - Biological approach (including determinism)

AQA A Level Approaches - Biological approach (including determinism)

Two, potentially three lessons covering the main assumptions of the biological approach and evaluation of it. Content includes: genotype, phenotype, twin studies and concordance rates, neurochemical, neuroanatomical, central nervous system, evolution. In addition, the AO1 and AO3 of determinism is included Activities include note taking, exam style questions with mark scheme and model answer, mini whiteboard plenaries and building evaluation paragraphs.
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AQA A Level Psychology Approaches - Behaviourist approach (including reductionism)

AQA A Level Psychology Approaches - Behaviourist approach (including reductionism)

Two to three lessons covering behavioural assumptions and the evaluation of them. Content includes main assumptions of behaviourism, classical conditioning and operant conditioning, Skinner and Pavlov's research as well as AO1 and AO3 of reductionism as a key debate. Activities include gap fills, mini whiteboard questioning, building evaluation paragraphs. Additional Pavlov's dog worksheet included.
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AQA GCSE Psychology (NEW SPEC) - Perception exam style questions (factors, illusions and key studies

AQA GCSE Psychology (NEW SPEC) - Perception exam style questions (factors, illusions and key studies

Resource includes exam style questions ranging from 1 mark 'identify' questions to 9 mark 'describe and evaluate' essays including associated mark schemes. Please note these mark schemes are not generated by AQA but were produced by myself as a result of hours of research looking at specimen papers and mark schemes relating to the new specification. This has involved my interpretation of mark schemes for questions that do not appear on the specimen paper on their website.
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AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Perception - Theories of perception revision lesson

AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Perception - Theories of perception revision lesson

The lesson covers theories of perception from a revision perspective. Whiteboards are used to initially check student understanding of the theories before they are given a learning mat with all the information they need to answer an essay question on each theory. Students work their way around the room, questioning each other on the information on the learning mat before choosing from a set of differentiated activities ranging from mild to extra hot with the main aim of answering, in some capacity the essay "Outline and evaluate Gregory's constructivist theory of perception".
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AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Gibson's theory of perception AFL essay response

AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Gibson's theory of perception AFL essay response

Two student responses to the question "Outline and evaluate Gibson's direct theory of perception (9 marks)" with a simplified mark scheme for students to use. The "suggested content" section of the mark scheme is blank for students to use their notes to complete. Worked well as a pre-assessment lesson to introduce essay skills.
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AQA A Level (NEW SPEC) Wundt and Origins of Psychology

AQA A Level (NEW SPEC) Wundt and Origins of Psychology

Whole lesson (power point and activity worksheet) exploring the contribution of Wundt to the development of Psychology and Psychology as a science. Lesson includes outline and evaluation of both Wundt and Psychology as a Science as well as exam practice, model answers and reference to exam mark schemes.
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AQA GCSE New Spec - Perception

AQA GCSE New Spec - Perception

Resources covering the following sections of the specification: Sensation and perception Depth cues Gibson's theory Gregory's theory Factors affecting perception (student led activity booklet)
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Depth cues - AQA NEW SPEC GCSE

Depth cues - AQA NEW SPEC GCSE

A lesson covering monocular and binocular depth cues including application to new situations. Activities include practical starter, fill in the blanks, worksheet and differentiated exam style questions.
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GCSE Edexcel Psychology - Gregory's theory of illusions

GCSE Edexcel Psychology - Gregory's theory of illusions

Lesson covering Gregory's theory of illusions and applying knowledge to Ponzo and Hering illusions. Lesson includes differentiated application of knowledge to relevant exam questions and helpful and handy hints on how to remember Gregory's theory. Includes whole class live writing activity with model answers.
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AQA A Level Psychology Biopsychology - Localisation of function

AQA A Level Psychology Biopsychology - Localisation of function

Lesson detailing localization of brain function. The lesson introduces the basics of the brain, hemispheres etc then guides students through a student led carousel before bringing the class back together to evaluate. Includes mini plenaries to assess ongoing understanding and mini practical.
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AQA A Level Biopsychology - Split brain

AQA A Level Biopsychology - Split brain

Lesson explaining split brain research including Sperry. Includes note to take, independent evaluation activities and 3 possible essays for students to plan individually in groups or as a class.
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Neurochemical explanation AO3 (AQA Psychology)

Neurochemical explanation AO3 (AQA Psychology)

Whole lesson looking at discussion of the neurochemical explanation (AO1/2 in separate lesson). Includes pupil led recap of AO1 content and opportunities for live class modelling, group evaluation and peer teaching. Can be made easier by providing students with a copy of the textbook evaluation for them to sue to form a burger evaluation paragraph rather than being entirely student led.
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Neurochemical explanations of addiction (AQA New Spec A Level)

Neurochemical explanations of addiction (AQA New Spec A Level)

Lesson covering the outline of the neurochemical explanation of addiction (desensitisation hypothesis and nicotine regulation model). Includes flipped learning activity (to be given the lesson before), group activity, class activity, information slide for notes, application to scenarios and whiteboard knowledge reviews with answers.
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Introduction to  perception NEW AQA GCSE

Introduction to perception NEW AQA GCSE

Suitable as an introductory lesson to the perception topic of the new AQA GCSE. The PowerPoint goes through the difference between sensation and perception and includes activities such as fill in the blanks, AfL whiteboard tasks and a practical activity to demonstrate how once sense influences the perception of another.
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Psychodynamic approach AQA A Level New Spec

Psychodynamic approach AQA A Level New Spec

Two lessons looking at the main assumptions of the psychodynamic approach, the case of Little Hans and the evaluation with links to determinism. Lesson contains fill in the gaps, a fun practical activity to get them thinking about the unconscious, a homework flipped learning activity, an AfL whiteboards activity and small exam style questions incorporated.
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Characteristics of depression AQA NEW SPEC

Characteristics of depression AQA NEW SPEC

The powerpoint introduces students to depression and addresses misconceptions. It includes activities such as fill in the gap, relevant video clips (links in comments box under slide), and an application style worksheet with extension activity. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson.
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