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Psychology AQA A PSYA4 18th June 2012!

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    The exam itself is 2hours, meaning 1 hour for research methods, and half an hour for the essays really. But I don't think research methods actually takes an hour to complete - meaning more time for the essays =)
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    HAHAHA!! I know we actually did argue all the time LOOL.

    How's revision for this and what are you doing..? I'm doing schiz and addiction. Hate addiction, but the rest is ok.

    And oh ok hope the questions are much nicer this time =]
    Lolit was defo all good jokes thoooo. I guess it was jusrt stress of exams and hormones were buzzin!

    This one is even worse, cos it's much diffuclt, and the content is larger.
    I'm doing schizphrenia, which is relatively small. But Media, is quite large, but common sense..but u still goto learn it..
    yeah addiction seems difficult..
    how you finding research methods?

    Lol no such thing as nice question...(hope they ask the ones we revised ) just praayyyyy

    (Original post by RachelM94)
    Oh got that's brave, my psychology teacher would have my head on a stick if I decided to learn something different :L Ah I don't dare guess which are gonna come up incase that happens to me, I'm such a wuss :L I'd rather just know them all and feel confident (ish) anbout any essay :L

    Oooh I'd prefer psychological over biological definitaly! :O What kind of teacher does that? surely they can't expect you to get past questions right if you haven't gone over everything before? :L Have you got your notes from when you did research methods at AS? they halped me out loads cause they let me recap on what i'd already learnt
    ahaha, yeah.most of my teachers dont deserve the respect. But there are some really good teacherd as well, whoi'm extra nice too..

    I knoo lol, thats good. But i had no choice, so i took that HUGe risk,and it didnt really pay off!

    lool thats standard in our school. Also note that it's in the 2nd rank from the bottom in the whole of north of england
    yeah i like psychologty and biology, i find the sicen part interesting, since i miss me science!!
    lol i got rid of ma notes from ASthinking, i got rid of it for ever!!!
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    Those of you doing sz, a quick question.
    For the psychological explanations of sz does the sociocultural factors count as 1 explanation or is it part of another explanation . And if it isn't an explanation, how do you add it in to an essay?
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    The exam itself is 2hours, meaning 1 hour for research methods, and half an hour for the essays really. But I don't think research methods actually takes an hour to complete - meaning more time for the essays =)
    My plan is about forty minutes per essay, throw in some planning time and then work through research methods; it's thirty five marks but they questions are short and choppy, in my practice papers I can do them in no time ;D
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    Hey, does anyone know what came up as a question on schizophrenia from jan 2012 many thanks
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    (Original post by laurentommo)
    Hey, does anyone know what came up as a question on schizophrenia from jan 2012 many thanks
    Discuss issues associated with the classification and/or diagnosis of schizophrenia. (8 marks + 16 marks)
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    Does anyone have any predictions on what might come up for addictive behaviour or schizophrenia? Hoping they ask something about interventions for addictive behaviour


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    (Original post by 19941994)
    Does anyone have any predictions on what might come up for addictive behaviour or schizophrenia? Hoping they ask something about interventions for addictive behaviour


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    Schiz -
    Clinical characteristics (4)
    Psychological therapies (20) .
    Could be biological but most likely psychological.

    Addiction -
    Theory of planned behaviour hasnt ever come up.
    Also the role of media might come up, as well as biological interventions
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    (Original post by laurentommo)
    Hey, does anyone know what came up as a question on schizophrenia from jan 2012 many thanks
    Issues surrounding classification and diagnosis.
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    For the evaluation of therapies, for schizophrenia, is it purely on appropriateness and effectiveness because I don't know how else really to evaluate them, maybe throw in some IDA and methodological/ethical issues with supporting research?
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    (Original post by Robert McGeachan)
    For the evaluation of therapies, for schizophrenia, is it purely on appropriateness and effectiveness because I don't know how else really to evaluate them, maybe throw in some IDA and methodological/ethical issues with supporting research?

    I would like to know this as well.
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    (Original post by EffKayy)
    Schiz -
    Clinical characteristics (4)
    Psychological therapies (20) .
    Could be biological but most likely psychological.

    Addiction -
    Theory of planned behaviour hasnt ever come up.
    Also the role of media might come up, as well as biological interventions
    Thank you!! do you think it's unlikely that there will be a question on biological explanations for addictive behaviour? Also is TPB part of the cognitive model? I've never seen a question on the cognitive model on any past papers


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    Any tips for the probability and significance info for research methods???
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    heyyy guys.

    Im doin depression and addiction. and my addiction teacher has... well... not taught us well..
    Does anyone have or know where i can get good info/notes on theory of planned behaviour, psy interventions, biological inteventions and public health interventions.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    For media, I'm not sure about what might come up, but I'm pretty sure intense fandom (celebrity worship/celebrity stalking won't come up)

    as in January 2012 "Outline and evaluate research into celebrity stalking" (4 + 6)
    and in June 2011 "Outline and evaluate findings of research into intense fandom" (4 + 6)

    I hope this topic doesn't come up anyway

    But just in case, does anyone have any notes on celebrity stalking (not celebrity worship) as the new spec says to focus on the stalking of celebrities and my teacher only taught us about stalking in general :/
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    (Original post by Robert McGeachan)
    For the evaluation of therapies, for schizophrenia, is it purely on appropriateness and effectiveness because I don't know how else really to evaluate them, maybe throw in some IDA and methodological/ethical issues with supporting research?

    (Original post by DaHogz)
    I would like to know this as well.
    Definately include IDA say how Biological therapies (for example) don't take things like home environments into account (e.g. double bind theory, Expressed emotion ect.) Hence the theory behind the therapy is reductionist as It states schizophrenia is only caused by biological/genetic factors and so the therapy may not target everything that may cause the disorder

    But yeah include supporting research too, There's a main study (for biological therapies) by Davis et al - looking at placebo effects, Then you can always evaluate placebo effects using Ross and Read's idea of why placebo tests aren't valid. And yep, definately use ethical issues and synoptic links
    Hope that helps a bit
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    Here is my predictions, based on the last 6 papers:


    Depression - Diagnosis & Classification and/or Biological explanations

    Addiction - Cognitive models, TPB, Role of Media
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    If anyones doing phobias- the issues of reliability and validity might come up as a 24 marker, my teacher said that question would not be more than 10 marks but I looked at the schizophrenia question for jan 2012 and it did come as a 24 marker ...so its possible
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    (Original post by gloomyrainbow)
    heyyy guys.

    Im doin depression and addiction. and my addiction teacher has... well... not taught us well..
    Does anyone have or know where i can get good info/notes on theory of planned behaviour, psy interventions, biological inteventions and public health interventions.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    http://psychology4a.com/addiction%204.htm

    That website has really good addiction notes


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    (Original post by Heyimdec)
    Here is my predictions, based on the last 6 papers:


    Depression - Diagnosis & Classification and/or Biological explanations

    Addiction - Cognitive models, TPB, Role of Media
    If we get a question on cognitive models, would we just write about self-regulation and the TPB?



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