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Applied psychology BTEC Cognitive assumptions
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Applied psychology BTEC Cognitive assumptions

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Assumptions of the cognitive approach for BTEC applied psychology. Based on the SOW 2018. Produced before textbook was available. Lesson will vary depending on ability of the learners, willingness to discuss the issues. The worksheet can be used/adapted to suit the needs of the students. mix and match activity can be used as a starter to get students thinking about how these key terms can be grouped (perception, attention, memory, decision-making)
BTEC applied psychology: Biological explanation for gender related behaviour and gender dysphoria
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BTEC applied psychology: Biological explanation for gender related behaviour and gender dysphoria

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This course in an applied course which means that students will be required to use theories and studies for topics such as aggression, gender and consumer behaviour. With this in mind it is more suitable to embed these topics throughout so students become familiar with applying concepts to these three topics. In this lesson, learners are required to apply biological concepts to gender related behaviour and gender dysphoria.
Applied psychology (BTEC) Cognitive priming, Harris et al (automatic snacking)
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Applied psychology (BTEC) Cognitive priming, Harris et al (automatic snacking)

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This lesson focuses on priming concepts that will be applied to consumer behaviour in the exam. Learners are encouraged to look at the role of priming on behaviours such as snacking. It would be beneficial to include a range of articles/lit reviews/ blogs that feature issues with obesity and other related issues that occur from unhealthy snacking. Learners who struggle to discuss these issues may benefit from exploring articles and create a poster about these issues (whatever gets them thinking). Learners need to think broadly and in detail about these issues to aid them in their own investigation later on in the course.
Applied psychology (BTEC) Reconstructive memory. Loftus and Palmer, Bartlett
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Applied psychology (BTEC) Reconstructive memory. Loftus and Palmer, Bartlett

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This accompanies the Cognitive Approach series for BTEC. Learners are required to apply cognitive concepts such as schema and reconstructive memory to scenario questions in the exam. Students can engage with this topic by creating games from scratch in their groups. They will discover the challenge of creating an original game that has not been influenced by their schema of games. Powerpoint includes prompts for discussions on the strategies that they might use to recall a story over time. Students are encouraged to consider the role of leading questions on offender and victims of crime by police. Application to gender and aggression
BTEC Applied psychology; Biological explanation for aggression
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BTEC Applied psychology; Biological explanation for aggression

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This course in an applied course which means that students will be required to use theories and studies for topics such as aggression, gender and consumer behaviour. With this in mind it is more suitable to embed these topics throughout so students become familiar with applying concepts to these three topics. In this PP, students are encouraged to look at how biological concepts can explain aggressive behaviour (criminal behaviour ). These lesson may need to be adapated once the textbook is released.