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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!
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.
Past Paper Analyses for all exams OCR A Level Psychology (sitting in summer 2019)
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Past Paper Analyses for all exams OCR A Level Psychology (sitting in summer 2019)

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Three resources that highlight the past paper questions and their topics for all exams covering OCR A Level Psychology. These documents are for the summer 2019 and would be useful for students revising for future exams. Teachers could use this as a resource to guide their students for revision. 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 can use them for guided revision. All topic areas are covered for applied options paper.
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 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.
CIE Psychology Schachter and Singer Resources
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CIE Psychology Schachter and Singer Resources

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Resources to cover the Schachter and Singer study on the two factor theory of emotion 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.
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).
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.
Definitions of Abnormality - Clinical Psychology A Level
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Definitions of Abnormality - Clinical Psychology A Level

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A presentation for students to challenge the idea of abnormality and look at the definitions of abnormality and how they have changed over time in various cultures. A good starter activity which includes 16 different examples. 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. This resource contains a student presentation and an answers presentation.
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.
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.
Teaching & Learning Staff Development - Learning Styles
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Teaching & Learning Staff Development - Learning Styles

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Teaching and Learning staff development and training session on Learning Styles. Presentation includes an introduction to the topic (staff led) and has several activities for staff members to do in groups. The aim of the session is to raise awareness of learning styles and encourages teachers/ educators to look at ways of incorporating these into their teaching practice. Sources used come from the Department of Education and Skills and the Learning and Skills Development Agency. The pack also includes a handout for staff to take away on Good Practice.
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.
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.
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.
Past Paper Analyses for all exams Edexcel A Level Psychology (sitting in summer 2019)
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Past Paper Analyses for all exams Edexcel A Level Psychology (sitting in summer 2019)

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Three resources that highlight the past paper questions and their topics for all exams covering Edexcel AS and A Level Psychology. These documents are for the summer of 2019 and would be useful for students revising for future exams. Teachers could use these documents to guide their students when revising. 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. They can be used as a checklist or guidance for teachers. All topic areas are covered.
Theories of Forgetting in Cognitive Psychology
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Theories of Forgetting in Cognitive Psychology

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A presentation to introduce the Theories of Forgetting in the Cognitive Approach in Psychology, including references to STM and LTM (Repression, Trace Decay, Displacement). Also focuses on the theory of State and Context Dependent Forgetting, including Godden & Baddeley's study using divers. There is also a practical experiment/ activity for students to complete in order to consolidate these theories. It has been used with students following AS/ A Level Psychology on the Edexcel specification but can be used with other exam boards. This is a whole lesson but can be adapted and used in parts. Useful to use alongside the other resources on this topic.
Cognitive Psychology - Recap Quiz
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Cognitive Psychology - Recap Quiz

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Short presentation which includes 10 questions in a quiz to recap the main points of Cognitive Psychology (models of memory and theories of forgetting). Can be used as an individual assessment or a group activity quiz. Useful to be used a the end of the topic prior to revision. See other resources for more detail on the content. Used with students following the Edexcel exam specification but can be adapted for use with other exam boards.
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.
Levels of Processing Theory of Memory, Cognitive Psychology
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Levels of Processing Theory of Memory, Cognitive Psychology

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Presentation to introduce the Levels of Processing Theory of Memory, focusing on Craik and Tulving's research. Can be used alongside the practical experiment presentation for students on the Levels of Processing 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 a whole lesson or in parts.