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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!
Sampling Methods - Introduction
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Sampling Methods - Introduction

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A presentation to introduce Sampling Methods used in Psychology, to be used as part or of a whole lesson. Includes definitions, advantages and disadvantages of opportunity, random, self-selected, stratified and systematic sampling. Allows students to take notes and complete a table for revision. Used alongside activity handout (see other resources). Been used with students studying AS/ A2 Psychology following the Edexcel board but can be adapted and used with all exam boards.
Past Paper Questions and Answers Edexcel Psychology A Level
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Past Paper Questions and Answers Edexcel Psychology A Level

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A bundle of resources that include a series of past exam questions for all the Paper 1 topics; Social, Cognitive, Biological and Learning Theories in Psychology with the mark scheme criteria and suggested student answers. All these questions are short answers (8 marks or less), according to the Edexcel Psychology A Level specification. It also includes two extended answers (8+12) from the Issues and Debates topic, again with mark scheme answers and written suggested student answers. The bundle includes the question sheet, Q&A sheet, and individual sheets for all the approaches. Used with students for revision or assessment work.
Rosenhan Study - Clinical Psychology
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Rosenhan Study - Clinical Psychology

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A presentation on the key study by Rosenhan (1973) on the reliability of diagnosis in Schizophrenia. Includes both a teacher copy (full detail) and a student copy (gapped). Includes the aim, procedure, results, conclusion and evaluation questions of the study. Used with students sitting the Edexcel specification for A Level Psychology, in the Clinical topic. Could be used with other exam boards as well.
Learning Styles - outline of Honey & Mumford's 4 learning styles
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Learning Styles - outline of Honey & Mumford's 4 learning styles

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Presentation and detailed supporting handout to outline the four main learning styles according to Honey & Mumford (activist, pragmatist, theorist, reflector). Could be used as part of an introductory assembly for new students following a diagnostic or can be used as part of staff development/ training for teachers/ educators.
Social Psychology - Hofling Study of Nurses
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Social Psychology - Hofling Study of Nurses

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A presentation to illustrate the key study by Hofling in 1966 on obedience to authority in a real life setting using nurses. This includes the whole study (aim, procedure, results and conclusions) and an evaluation. Can be used as a whole lesson following the key study by Milgram in 1963. Also supported by the student handout on Holfling's Key Study. This was created for AS/ A Level Psychology students completing the Edexcel Psychology exam specification but can be adapted and used with other exam boards.
Essay Plan Template for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology (New Specification)
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Essay Plan Template for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology (New Specification)

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Essay plan/ extended answer template for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology (New Specification). Students can use this template sheet to complete summary essays for psychological theories or studies. Gives boxes to guide students - introduction, content and conclusion. Includes a 'hints' sheet for teachers to use to explain each section. Can be adapted for use with other exam boards.
Issues and Debates in CIE Psychology
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Issues and Debates in CIE Psychology

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A summary handout for students defining the issues and debates discussed in Psychology at both AS and A Level for the Cambridge International exam board. Has useful examples that relate to the core studies to help students engage with the issues and debates. Used with students aged 16-18 years. Can be adapted for use with other exam boards (may just need to change some of the research examples). Can be used as a teaching aid or for students self study and revision.
CIE Psychology Resources for Saavedra and Silverman
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CIE Psychology Resources for Saavedra and Silverman

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Resource pack for the Saavedra and Silverman study in the Learning Approach of Psychology following the CIE exam specification. The work pack contains an activity sheet, the core study, short answer questions with suggested answers and extended answer questions again will suggested answers. Can be used by teachers or students who are self-taught.
CIE Psychology Resources for Laney
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CIE Psychology Resources for Laney

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Resource pack for the Laney study in Cognitive Psychology following the CIE exam specification. The work pack contains an activity sheet, the core study, short answer questions with suggested answers and extended answer questions again will suggested answers. Can be used by teachers or students who are self-taught.
Past Paper Analyses for all exams AQA A Level Psychology (summer 2019)
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Past Paper Analyses for all exams AQA A Level Psychology (summer 2019)

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Three resources that highlight the past paper questions and their topics for all exams covering AQA A Level Psychology. These documents are for the summer of 2019 and would be useful for students revising for these exams. Each document is used to guide students in terms of which topics they could prioritise for revision. They are also useful in helping them identify the likely extended answer topics. Students can use them as a checklist or teachers could use them as a guidance for revision.
What is Mental Health?
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What is Mental Health?

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A presentation aimed at introducing the topic of Mental Health or Abnormal Psychology. Defines abnormality and looks at the psychological models of abnormality (biological, behavioural, cognitive and psychodynamic). Briefly discusses treatments according to each approach, Can be used as a starter activity or part of a main lesson. Can be used with supporting worksheets.
Evaluation sheet for Psychological Studies
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Evaluation sheet for Psychological Studies

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An evaluation grid which gives students an idea of how to evaluate psychological studies. Includes issues on usefulness/ real life applications, ecological validity, data collection, strengths and weaknesses of the method, ethics and generalisation. The worksheet can also be used as a template if information is blanked out. Useful for all areas and levels of Psychology, regardless of examination board. Used with AS and A Level Psychology students.
Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa  - Psychology A Level
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Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa - Psychology A Level

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A presentation to outline all the explanations in Psychology given for Anorexia - Social, Cognitive, Psychodynamic and Biological. Includes key studies such as the genetic study by Holland (1988). Useful for student notes for revision or to teach from in the lesson. Additional handouts and worksheets can be found in the resources section of this topic. Used with students studying A Level Psychology for Edexcel and AQA and could be adapted for other boards.
Real life case study assessment - Anorexia, Clinical Psychology
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Real life case study assessment - Anorexia, Clinical Psychology

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An assessment activity to test students understanding of the explanations of Anorexia in Clinical Psychology, the topic of Eating Disorders. Useful for student notes for revision or as a homework assessment. Using a source, students have to answer questions (see below). A. Use the source to define Anorexia Nervosa and identify the main characteristics and symptoms associated with the disorder. B. With reference to the source, describe at least one appropriate treatment for the diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. C. Using examples from the source describe and evaluate 2 explanations of the causes of Anorexia Nervosa. Additional handouts and worksheets can be found in the resources section of this topic. Used with students studying A Level Psychology for Edexcel and could be adapted for other boards.
Edexcel Exam Advice
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Edexcel Exam Advice

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Exam advice for students sitting the new specification for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology. Summary sheet with 7 key points which offer students some guidance before the exam period begins. Could copy as handouts or use as a larger A3 poster in class. Can be amended if necessary.
Social Psychology Obedience Milgram's Study Questions
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Social Psychology Obedience Milgram's Study Questions

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A worksheet of questions to test the understanding of Milgram's study of Obedience to authority, and to complement the presentation on Obedience to authority. This worksheet is used as part of a whole lesson alongside the Social Psychology Obedience presentation and Milgram's Key Study sheet and Background sheet. It was made for AS/ A Level Psychology for the Edexcel exam specification but could be adapted for other exam boards.
Social Psychology Milgram's Agency Theory
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Social Psychology Milgram's Agency Theory

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A presentation to introduce Milgram's Agency Theory. This complements the previous lessons on Social Psychology Obedience to authority and Milgram's key study. This is part of a whole lesson for AS/ A level Psychology to be used alongside the Agency Theory Handout. Would also be useful to be used with the lesson on Milgram's Study Evaluation. This was created for the Edexcel exam specification but can be adapted for other exam boards if necessary.
Cognitive Approach in Psychology - End of topic of test
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Cognitive Approach in Psychology - End of topic of test

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An end of topic assessment to test knowledge and understanding of the Cognitive Approach, including questions on the Multi-store Model of Memory and the Levels of Processing Model of Memory. The assessment was used at the end of the topic for an hours assessment (worth a total of 35 marks). It was used with AS/A Level students following the Edexcel specification but can be adapted for use with other exam boards. Can be used following the recap presentation on this topic.
Experimental Methods and Hypotheses
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Experimental Methods and Hypotheses

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A presentation to define the three experimental methods including their strengths and weaknesses. It also outlines how to write an aim and hypothesis (one-tailed and two-tailed). This presentation is supported by the Experimental Methods Handout and Example Experiment worksheet. This has been used with students studying AS/ A Level Psychology following the Edexcel exam specification but could easily be adapted for other exam boards.
Experimental Designs - Activity Sheet
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Experimental Designs - Activity Sheet

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A student activity sheet to test knowledge of experimental designs used in Psychology. Includes two key tasks using their prior knowledge from the lesson. Used alongside the presentation and student handout on the same topic (see other resources). Can be used as an assessment, starter or plenary. Used with students aged 16-19 years following the Edexcel exam specification but can easily be adapted for use with other exam boards.