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OCR PSYCHOLOGY G542 core studies May 2012

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    Can anyone help me with figuring out the grade boundaries? i.e. I want to find out how much I need to get in this paper to get an A overall for the AS qualification. For example, say you got 48/60 for the unit G541 paper (Psychological Investigations), what would you need to get in the unit G542 paper (Core Studies) to get an A overall keeping in mind that overall marks are allocated on a 30%:70% basis respectively for each paper?

    Thanks in advance =)
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    Strengths and weaknesses of the approaches.

    Developmental

    Strengths:
    • Shows the difference between children and adults
    • Uses a variety of research methods.
    • Usefulness (can stop media showing violent behaviour to children)
    • Can provide explanations
    • Can suggest how events in early life may impact an adult later on.

    Weaknesses:
    • Focuses on old studies (Freud 1909)
    • Doesn't show any other development than children.
    • Problems of study children, ethics etc.
    • It over-generalises.


    Social

    Strengths:
    • We are normally around people
    • Uses observation as it's research method - High in ecological validity.
    • Provide explanations (holocaust - Milgrim)
    • Usefulness (shows group identity - R+H)



    Weaknesses:
    • Uses observation so low in ecological validity.
    • Lack of generalisation as different countries/cultures may behave differently.
    • Tends to ignore biology (people may have enjoyed giving the electric shock)
    • Tends to be only snapshot studies which only provide a glimpse of our behaviour.


    Cognitive

    Strengths:

    • Uses Experiements - high amounts of control.
    • Useful practical applications e.g the police and critical questions.
    • Provides explanations (language acquisation)
    • Increases the understanding of other species, e.g chimps in savage rumbaugh.



    Weaknesses:

    • Is very cold, doesn't believe in freewill of humans.
    • It's RM has high demand characteristics.
    • It is reductionist, reducing down behaviour to one factor.
    • It is over simplistic and reduces the complex human mind down to a computer.



    Individual differences.

    Strengths:

    • Looks at individuals, the people who other approaches reject.
    • Is useful as it shows problems e.g mental illness diagnosis.
    • Can provide help for individuals.



    Weaknesses:
    • Very subjective.
    • Small samples usually, so lack of generalisation.
    • The subjects are usually very rare, so tests may work on one case but not another.


    Physiological

    Strengths:

    • RM - Lab, very controlled.
    • Objective evidence as it is scientific.
    • Usefulness - can help us understand normal brain function (sperry)
    • Evidence - Much evidence for other research comes from biological.



    Weaknesses:

    • RM - Lab very low in EV
    • Small samples lack of generalisation.
    • Reductionist. as it reduces down our behaviour to simple biological processes.
    • Expensive equipment, e.g maguire MRI scan.


    Behaviourist

    Strengths:
    • RM - Lab exp high in control.
    • Useful - can show aggression is influenced by the environment
    • Can predict and promote behaviour (eg kanzi, giving sweets for language)



    Weaknesses:

    • RM - Low in EV
    • Only supports nurture (eg. bandura)
    • Difficult to observe. Eg 'thinking aloud' very bad way of measuring as it can be censored.


    Very dense notes of the negatives and positives of the approaches if anyone needs them
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    (Original post by fattysaid)
    Can anyone help me with figuring out the grade boundaries? i.e. I want to find out how much I need to get in this paper to get an A overall for the AS qualification. For example, say you got 48/60 for the unit G541 paper (Psychological Investigations), what would you need to get in the unit G542 paper (Core Studies) to get an A overall keeping in mind that overall marks are allocated on a 30%:70% basis respectively for each paper?

    Thanks in advance =)
    Well, we don't know the grade boundaries.

    But as 48/60 was a B, you'd need around 90/120 for an A, seeing as most papers the boundaries have been 75-85, and you'd need the extra marks as you got a B.
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    (Original post by stoppy123)
    Well, we don't know the grade boundaries.

    But as 48/60 was a B, you'd need around 90/120 for an A, seeing as most papers the boundaries have been 75-85, and you'd need the extra marks as you got a B.
    thank you
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    Preety sure Behaviourist approach will come up

    Does anyone have strength/weaknesses for this

    cheers
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    (Original post by Dropkick_Dan)
    Preety sure Behaviourist approach will come up

    Does anyone have strength/weaknesses for this

    cheers
    Look at my post earlier top of page 5
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    (Original post by stoppy123)
    Strengths and weaknesses of the approaches.

    Developmental

    Strengths:
    • Shows the difference between children and adults
    • Uses a variety of research methods.
    • Usefulness (can stop media showing violent behaviour to children)
    • Can provide explanations
    • Can suggest how events in early life may impact an adult later on.

    Weaknesses:
    • Focuses on old studies (Freud 1909)
    • Doesn't show any other development than children.
    • Problems of study children, ethics etc.
    • It over-generalises.


    Social

    Strengths:
    • We are normally around people
    • Uses observation as it's research method - High in ecological validity.
    • Provide explanations (holocaust - Milgrim)
    • Usefulness (shows group identity - R+H)



    Weaknesses:
    • Uses observation so low in ecological validity.
    • Lack of generalisation as different countries/cultures may behave differently.
    • Tends to ignore biology (people may have enjoyed giving the electric shock)
    • Tends to be only snapshot studies which only provide a glimpse of our behaviour.


    Cognitive

    Strengths:

    • Uses Experiements - high amounts of control.
    • Useful practical applications e.g the police and critical questions.
    • Provides explanations (language acquisation)
    • Increases the understanding of other species, e.g chimps in savage rumbaugh.



    Weaknesses:

    • Is very cold, doesn't believe in freewill of humans.
    • It's RM has high demand characteristics.
    • It is reductionist, reducing down behaviour to one factor.
    • It is over simplistic and reduces the complex human mind down to a computer.



    Individual differences.

    Strengths:

    • Looks at individuals, the people who other approaches reject.
    • Is useful as it shows problems e.g mental illness diagnosis.
    • Can provide help for individuals.



    Weaknesses:
    • Very subjective.
    • Small samples usually, so lack of generalisation.
    • The subjects are usually very rare, so tests may work on one case but not another.


    Physiological

    Strengths:

    • RM - Lab, very controlled.
    • Objective evidence as it is scientific.
    • Usefulness - can help us understand normal brain function (sperry)
    • Evidence - Much evidence for other research comes from biological.



    Weaknesses:

    • RM - Lab very low in EV
    • Small samples lack of generalisation.
    • Reductionist. as it reduces down our behaviour to simple biological processes.
    • Expensive equipment, e.g maguire MRI scan.


    Behaviourist

    Strengths:
    • RM - Lab exp high in control.
    • Useful - can show aggression is influenced by the environment
    • Can predict and promote behaviour (eg kanzi, giving sweets for language)



    Weaknesses:

    • RM - Low in EV
    • Only supports nurture (eg. bandura)
    • Difficult to observe. Eg 'thinking aloud' very bad way of measuring as it can be censored.


    Very dense notes of the negatives and positives of the approaches if anyone needs them

    Can I please have them thnkx!
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    Ahhh nice oce
    lossing sight from all these pages of psychological rubbish that i need to know!!!
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    (Original post by fattysaid)
    Can anyone help me with figuring out the grade boundaries? i.e. I want to find out how much I need to get in this paper to get an A overall for the AS qualification. For example, say you got 48/60 for the unit G541 paper (Psychological Investigations), what would you need to get in the unit G542 paper (Core Studies) to get an A overall keeping in mind that overall marks are allocated on a 30%:70% basis respectively for each paper?

    Thanks in advance =)
    from past papers it looks as if it ranges from 70-85 usually but mainly around 80/120 i think x
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    (Original post by Dropkick_Dan)
    Preety sure Behaviourist approach will come up

    Does anyone have strength/weaknesses for this

    cheers
    http://www.holah.co.uk/page/behaviourist/
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    so I've focused on learning Piliavin best for section B and Behaviourist for section C cause I was better at them... any other suggestions for sorta last minute revision?
    I've revised them all but pretty sure my brain hasn't got enough space for all the studies in detail D;
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    (Original post by flopped.it.)
    so I've focused on learning Piliavin best for section B and Behaviourist for section C cause I was better at them... any other suggestions for sorta last minute revision?
    I've revised them all but pretty sure my brain hasn't got enough space for all the studies in detail D;
    Maguire

    Developmental + social
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    (Original post by stoppy123)
    Maguire

    Developmental + social
    I'm ok with Maguire as it's pretty short..
    Developmental and Social you can refer to relevant studies right?
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    Ads/Disadvs of the Psychodynamic perspective?
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    what is most likely to come up on section B? thanks x
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    Can someone ask me some questions?

    Any study, any approach

    I'll start,

    Name 2 of the formal tests in Savage Rumbaugh (2)
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    speech > lexi
    speech > photo (maybe i don't know hahahaa)

    oh my god sorry to get in the way and ruin this and stuff but
    SOMEONE HELP ME WITH REICHER AND HASLAM I'M LITERALLY DYING! i have no idea what we need to know, i hate the study so much, it's rivalling with savage rumbaugh
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    This might sound cheeky... but anyone got a model/written answer for behaviourist approach for sec c? or even example of studies for trengths and weaknesses. I would really appreciate it!!
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    (Original post by strawberryyoghurt)
    speech > lexi
    speech > photo (maybe i don't know hahahaa)

    oh my god sorry to get in the way and ruin this and stuff but
    SOMEONE HELP ME WITH REICHER AND HASLAM I'M LITERALLY DYING! i have no idea what we need to know, i hate the study so much, it's rivalling with savage rumbaugh
    Reicher and Haslam is okay, what do you need to know?
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    I seriously only know Loftus and Palmer in detail. I have no idea why but i bet it won't come up because of this.
    Which studies are most likely for Section B?

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