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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).
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.
Social Psychology Introduction - AS/ A Level
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Social Psychology Introduction - AS/ A Level

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A presentation to introduce the Social approach in Psychology, covers the main assumptions and key terms (Agentic State, Autonomous State, Moral Strain, In-Group, Out-Group, Social Categorisation, Social Identification and Social Comparison). This presentation is used as a whole lesson for AS/ A level Psychology alongside the mix and match activity and crossword. This resource was made for the Edexcel exam board specification but could be adapted for other boards. The presentation is teacher-led with a research activity for students.
Sampling Method - Activity Sheet
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Sampling Method - Activity Sheet

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An activity to introduce Sampling Methods used in Psychology, to be used as part of a whole lesson. Includes definitions, advantages and disadvantages of opportunity, random, self-selected, stratified and systematic sampling. Asks students to mix and match the descriptions to match the appropriate sampling method (can be colour coded). Used alongside the presentation on this lesson (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.
Levels of Measurement and Parametric Tests
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Levels of Measurement and Parametric Tests

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A summary handout for students on the Levels of Measurement and Parametric Tests, which has been used with students sitting AS/ A Level Psychology and can be adapted for any exam board specification. Clearly explains the three levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal and interval/ratio) with information about choosing a statistical test in Psychology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Success in Exams - Revision Preparation Assembly
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Success in Exams - Revision Preparation Assembly

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Presentation for an assembly or pastoral lesson illustrating how to be successful in examinations. Advice and guidance for students in preparation for their examinations. Gives tips on how to revise (planning, time, diet and organisation) and allows students to reflect on their behaviour in the run up to their exams.
Social Psychology - Obedience presentation
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Social Psychology - Obedience presentation

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A presentation to introduce the topic of Obedience to authority, includes comparisons to compliance and conformity. Also discusses factors that affect obedience and includes a research task on Milgram’s classic key study. This presentation is used as part of a whole lesson alongside Milgram’s Background sheet and Key Study sheet and Question sheet. It was made for AS/ A Level Psychology for the Edexcel exam specification but could be adapted for other exam boards.
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.
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.