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Psychology AQA B PSYB2 29th May 2012

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    (Original post by Joeyseph)
    I can't remember any of the studies, why do we have to learn so many?
    Is it the names you are struggling with? Apart from Milgram and Asch you don't need to be able to name studies- just know what they did and their result I hope that's helped a bit
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    (Original post by Harriet : ))
    Really I seem to struggle, perhaps I don't think obviously enough! Hate distraction conflict theory I know what you mean though- gives me really bad headaches
    Have a feeling that types of long term memory will come up as a 10 marker in cognitive
    don't worry about types of LTM as an essay question, they have never asked an essay question on it because there are only evaluation points on the studies, types of LTM are only ever short questions (i think)
    What I'm trying to remember for distraction conflict theory is that arousal is caused by our division of attention, which impairs our performance in a task, and causes our dominant response (incorrect if the task is hard/ person is unpractised, or correct if the task is easy and the person is well practised). What I don't understand is why would being distracted in the presence of others cause social facilitation, even when the task is easy? makes no sense! tbh in the memory and forgetting section I'm almost certain they'll ask the 10 marker on the working memory model, but you never know!
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    (Original post by HollyBumblebee)
    don't worry about types of LTM as an essay question, they have never asked an essay question on it because there are only evaluation points on the studies, types of LTM are only ever short questions (i think)
    What I'm trying to remember for distraction conflict theory is that arousal is caused by our division of attention, which impairs our performance in a task, and causes our dominant response (incorrect if the task is hard/ person is unpractised, or correct if the task is easy and the person is well practised). What I don't understand is why would being distracted in the presence of others cause social facilitation, even when the task is easy? makes no sense! tbh in the memory and forgetting section I'm almost certain they'll ask the 10 marker on the working memory model, but you never know!
    Ah that's true, I don't think there's enough to ask Yeah that makes more sense when you put it like that! Ugh there's always that one theory that make no sense- I guess maybe because they're so good at the task already, that their ability overrides the effect of attentional conflict and so social facilitation occurs I'd love another 2 explanations of forgetting but yeah working memory model looks highly likely! You doing anxiety disorders or autism?
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    (Original post by HollyBumblebee)
    don't worry about types of LTM as an essay question, they have never asked an essay question on it because there are only evaluation points on the studies, types of LTM are only ever short questions (i think)
    What I'm trying to remember for distraction conflict theory is that arousal is caused by our division of attention, which impairs our performance in a task, and causes our dominant response (incorrect if the task is hard/ person is unpractised, or correct if the task is easy and the person is well practised). What I don't understand is why would being distracted in the presence of others cause social facilitation, even when the task is easy? makes no sense! tbh in the memory and forgetting section I'm almost certain they'll ask the 10 marker on the working memory model, but you never know!
    there is so much to say for any of the models of memory, so that would be perfect if it came up. and the distraction-conflict theory, it does make sense I think hhe. because remember distraction can mean any stimuli like audience, co-actors, noise etc. but if you presume we were looking at audience as a distraction, like the arousal theory says also, performance gets facilitated on easier task (simple task) in the presence of others.

    anyone have any past paper/questions ?
    also any prediction for the social psychology part ?
    thank youuuuuu
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    anyone have any past paper/questions ?
    also any prediction for the social psychology part ?
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    (Original post by lumayaa)
    anyone have any past paper/questions ?
    also any prediction for the social psychology part ?
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/qualifications...-key-materials
    Up to June 2011 and then I attached the Jan 12 on the previous page
    I think/hope either Milgram or Asch will come up
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    (Original post by Harriet : ))
    Ah that's true, I don't think there's enough to ask Yeah that makes more sense when you put it like that! Ugh there's always that one theory that make no sense- I guess maybe because they're so good at the task already, that their ability overrides the effect of attentional conflict and so social facilitation occurs I'd love another 2 explanations of forgetting but yeah working memory model looks highly likely! You doing anxiety disorders or autism?
    I'm doing autism! how about you??
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    (Original post by Harriet : ))
    Is it the names you are struggling with? Apart from Milgram and Asch you don't need to be able to name studies- just know what they did and their result I hope that's helped a bit
    Oh really? Thanks a lot I've been trying to remember names but just cant do it haha
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    (Original post by HollyBumblebee)
    I'm doing autism! how about you??
    I'm doing anxiety disorders :rolleyes: Autism looks quite interesting though, from what I've flicked through in the text book1
    (Original post by Joeyseph)
    Oh really? Thanks a lot I've been trying to remember names but just cant do it haha
    Yup! It's quite handy to know that Good job we don't have to remember the dates too What topics are you doing?
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    (Original post by Harriet : ))
    Is it the names you are struggling with? Apart from Milgram and Asch you don't need to be able to name studies- just know what they did and their result I hope that's helped a bit
    Hi Harriet, I was just wondering what part of the spec the Milgram study is related to? We haven't covered it in class and after googling it myself I can't seem to fit it in to memory, social cognition or autism? Thanks.


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    Social cognition, remembering and forgetting & Autism.

    Is Milgram for the Authoritarian personality or is his study just part of social influence? I remember being told about it but it's not in any of our booklets and we have the F Scale study for support of authoritarian personality.

    Edit: Sophie just answered for me haha
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    (Original post by psychobabble)
    I have looked over past papers and they always seem to ask about forgetting e.g. describe and evaluate 2 types of forgetting, obviously you would define type of forgeting, then explain giving research evidence and examples then evaluate for each type of forgetting chosen. This question can come up as a long question as above or where it could be 4 marks for 1 type of forgetting.

    Also levels of processing seems to come up quite a bit as 10 marker.

    Does anyone know what came up in January for 10 marker?
    January 2012, the 10 marker was "Discuss displacement and retrieval failure as explanations of forgetting. Refer to evidence in your answer." Short answers on: types of LTM and working memory model.

    ...and for social cognition the 10 marker was about attribution bias, discuss two and refer to evidence. Short answer questions were on attitudes and impression formation.

    Hoped this helped


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    (Original post by eihpoms)
    Hi Harriet, I was just wondering what part of the spec the Milgram study is related to? We haven't covered it in class and after googling it myself I can't seem to fit it in to memory, social cognition or autism? Thanks.


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    It's part of social influence so it doesn't fit into any of the 3 you listed which is why you don't know about it haha :L
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    (Original post by Harriet : ))
    It's part of social influence so it doesn't fit into any of the 3 you listed which is why you don't know about it haha :L
    Ah I thought so, Joeyseph had me worried asking me if I knew about it haha, thanks


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    can the social facilitation come up as a 10 marker ? like arousal, distraction- conflict and evaluation apprehension?

    thank Jesus the exam is in the afternoon :3
    anyone also doing unit 3 or 4 this year also ?
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    Anyone else have a teacher that only taught half of the course? She taught us Social Influence, Remembering and Forgetting, and Anxiety Disorders. Luckily i've had a tutor so i've learned some of the other ones, but they're there mainly as a backup. As some last minute revision im currently learning every study for SI, R&F and AD, then will be refreshing myself on the other key areas. Hopefully we get some nice questions! As PSYB1 was pretty nice too!
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    (Original post by harrrrryyy06)
    Anyone else have a teacher that only taught half of the course? She taught us Social Influence, Remembering and Forgetting, and Anxiety Disorders. Luckily i've had a tutor so i've learned some of the other ones, but they're there mainly as a backup. As some last minute revision im currently learning every study for SI, R&F and AD, then will be refreshing myself on the other key areas. Hopefully we get some nice questions! As PSYB1 was pretty nice too!
    no my teacher told us half the spec' aswell. I think most schools tend to do that.i think it's better that way :3
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    (Original post by lumayaa)
    no my teacher told us half the spec' aswell. I think most schools tend to do that.i think it's better that way :3
    Fair enough, it does limit you a little bit, but i can't get my head round the others ones as much so i don't think i'll even be looking at them in the exam!
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    (Original post by harrrrryyy06)
    Fair enough, it does limit you a little bit, but i can't get my head round the others ones as much so i don't think i'll even be looking at them in the exam!
    yeah at this point I'd just go over things I know, and not learn new concepts
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    (Original post by harrrrryyy06)
    Fair enough, it does limit you a little bit, but i can't get my head round the others ones as much so i don't think i'll even be looking at them in the exam!
    you only have to know half the specification! don't confuse yourself with other sections your teacher hasn't taught you, as long as you know 1 section in each main section (A,B and C) you'll be fine

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