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Resources from my teaching career in Psychology, Pastoral Care/ Tutoring and Teaching and Learning. Please take the resources and adapt for your own use, they are meant to support teachers or educators, help get them started - not meant for lazy teachers!

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Resources from my teaching career in Psychology, Pastoral Care/ Tutoring and Teaching and Learning. Please take the resources and adapt for your own use, they are meant to support teachers or educators, help get them started - not meant for lazy teachers!
Issues and Debates in Psychology (Edexcel New Specification)
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Issues and Debates in Psychology (Edexcel New Specification)

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A summary of the issues and debates in A Level Psychology for the new Edexcel specification examined in 2017. Covers all the issues and debates separately with reference to their applications in both the approaches and key studies (10 pages). Used with A Level students and can be adapted for use with other exam boards, as the issues and debates are universal. Can be used as a supporting handout in class or for revision in preparation for exams (very useful for Paper 3).
CIE Psychology Resources for Canli et al Study
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CIE Psychology Resources for Canli et al Study

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Resources to cover the Canli et al study on the emotional significance of memories in the brain in the Biological Approach for CIE Psychology. Resources for AS/ A Level include Study Detail Sheet, Short Answer Questions (with full answers) and Extended Answer Questions (with answers). Also includes a revision activity task sheet for students. Used with students sitting the CIE Psychology exams but has been used with those studying OCR.
CIE Psychology Resources for Dement and Kleitman Study
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CIE Psychology Resources for Dement and Kleitman Study

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Resources to cover the Dement and Kleitman study on REM sleep and dreaming in the Biological Approach for CIE Psychology. Resources for AS/ A Level include Study Detail Sheet, Short Answer Questions (with full answers) and Extended Answer Questions (with answers). Also includes a revision activity task sheet for students. Used with students sitting the CIE Psychology exams but has been used with those studying OCR.
Abnormal Psychology Starter Lesson Worksheet
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Abnormal Psychology Starter Lesson Worksheet

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Introduction to the topic of Abnormality with student activities. This worksheet can be used to accompany the presentation and activity worksheets on the same topic. Includes a summary table (definitions of abnormality with evaluation) for students to complete and a few sample exam questions to check their learning.
Edexcel New Spec Sample Questions and Answers - Social & Cognitive
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Edexcel New Spec Sample Questions and Answers - Social & Cognitive

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Paper 1 sample questions for the new specification (2017) for AS/ A Level Edexcel Psychology for the Social and Cognitive approaches. These questions are taken from specimens from the exam board and includes the answers on a separate sheet. Can be used as an assessment or revision task with students. Some questions are methodology based and others are theory based.
Classification and Diagnosis - Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology
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Classification and Diagnosis - Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology

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A detailed presentation covering the classification and diagnosis of mental health conditions. Evaluation in terms of validity and reliability of diagnosis, including evidence to support suggestions (Pontizovsky et al (2006), Nicholls et al (2000), Allardyce et al. (2007) and Sanchez et al. (2008)). Useful for revision for this topic in preparation for the exam. Used with A Level Psychology students.
Edexcel Psychology New Specification - Exam Paper Analysis
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Edexcel Psychology New Specification - Exam Paper Analysis

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An exam paper analysis of the questions on the AS exam papers from 2016 and the specimen papers for 2017. Shows the question topics (Social, Cognitive, Biological, Learning and Issues & Debate) and marks allocated. Useful for helping students focus revision for the summer exams. For use with AS and A Level Psychology students.
Outstanding Teaching and Learning Indicators - Staff Development and Training
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Outstanding Teaching and Learning Indicators - Staff Development and Training

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Presentation which outlines 5 key indicators of outstanding learning and 5 for outstanding teaching based on OFSTEDs criteria. Can be used as part of staff development and training to encourage teachers/ educators to look at the teaching and learning strategies in their classroom practice. May also be useful for newly qualified teachers or teacher trainers.
Extension Activity Schizophrenia - Clinical Psychology
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Extension Activity Schizophrenia - Clinical Psychology

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An extension activity for students to use based on their prior knowledge of symptoms and diagnosis of Schizophrenia. Includes three case studies which were taken from http://priory.com/schizo.htm. The additional sheet is the DSM criteria for Schizophrenia. There are questions that students have to work through at the end of each case study (three in total). Can be used as a starter activity or homework task. Used with students sitting the Edexcel specification for A Level Psychology but could be adapted for use with other boards.
Introduction to Schizophrenia
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Introduction to Schizophrenia

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A presentation for students to introduce Schizophrenia and the symptoms and explanations (biological, cognitive and social). Used with students studying A Level Psychology following the Edexcel specification but could easily be adapted for use with other boards. Used in Clinical Psychology. Useful to use along other resources on this topic.
Case Studies on the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
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Case Studies on the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

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A student activity on the diagnosis of Schizophrenia. Asks students to use their knowledge of symptoms and explanations to give a diagnosis for each case study (two included). Used with students sitting A Level Psychology, learning about Clinical Psychology for the Edexcel specification. Could be adapted and used by other exam boards.
OCR Psychology Specification 2015+ Exam Paper Analysis
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OCR Psychology Specification 2015+ Exam Paper Analysis

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Three separate documents to help teachers and students plan their revision for the summer 2018 exams. Each of the documents represents an exam paper for A Level Psychology OCR (Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3). It includes an analysis of last year’s exam questions (June 2017) and a variety of specimen paper questions. Useful to focus revision techniques and plan sample answers. Can be used as additional guidance for homework or within a structured lesson.
Managing Stress - Assembly or Introductory Lesson
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Managing Stress - Assembly or Introductory Lesson

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Presentation explaining what stress is and giving examples of how to manage stress levels depending on your personality type (emotion-focused or problem-focused). Can be used as an assembly or in a pastoral lesson for life skills. Could be used to introduce the topic of stress or stress management, or to accompany some practical examples in the workplace.
Social Perspectives on Mental Health in Society - General Studies Lesson
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Social Perspectives on Mental Health in Society - General Studies Lesson

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These materials are for a whole lesson based on Mental Health in Society. Used in a General Studies lesson but could be adapted for other lessons in key skills, life skills or PSHE. Includes a presentation guiding the lesson throughout with full instructions for student activities. The worksheets attached include fact sheets on Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Schizophrenia. Other supporting materials include social and political viewpoints looking forward as to how changes in society could be made.
Twenty Questions Quiz Template
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Twenty Questions Quiz Template

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Presentation template for teacher/ educators to use with students to create end of topic tests or quizzes. Use the template to fill in questions and answers. All slides are automated to work independently returning to the main 20 questions page. Good task for using with students in groups, competition or as a summative assessment.
Mental Health Awareness
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Mental Health Awareness

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An assembly to introduce the topic of Mental Health. Designed for use with young people aged 16-19 yrs at sixth form college. Illustrates some key facts, looks at the signs and symptoms, and raises awareness of mental health issues.
Survey Methods - Analysing Data
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Survey Methods - Analysing Data

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A presentation to explain how to analyse data following the practical activity of conducing a questionnaire in Psychology. Useful to follow on from the lesson on Survey Methods (activity). Includes information on qualitative and quantitative data. Used with AS/ A2 Psychology students following the Edexcel exam specification. Can be used with other exam boards.
Levels of Processing Theory of Memory - Craik and Tulving Practical Experiment
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Levels of Processing Theory of Memory - Craik and Tulving Practical Experiment

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Presentation illustrating a practical experiment for students to participate in on the Levels of Processing Theory by Craik and Tulving. Can be used alongside the presentation on the LOP Theory (see other resources). Has been used with students following the AS and A Level Edexcel specification but can be adapted for use with other exam boards. This presentation can be used as an activity in part of lesson or as a starter to introduce the theory.
Eyewitness Testimony Loftus and Palmer - study and quiz
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Eyewitness Testimony Loftus and Palmer - study and quiz

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A presentation to introduce Eyewitness Testimony according to the Loftus and Palmer study (1974) looking at leading questions and the reliability of EWT. Includes a detailed description of the study, evaluation and multiple choice quiz at the end to test understanding of the key study. This presentation has been used with students aged 16-19yrs studying AS/ A2 Psychology following the Edexcel specification but can be adapted for other exam boards. Useful alongside the handout on Loftus and Palmer's study.