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    (Original post by CAPTAINSHAZAM)
    Im kind of worried i may have wrote PSYA3 instead of PSAY3??? Does this matter...
    I wrote PSYA3... Is this wrong?
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    (Original post by NotMolly)
    I wrote PSYA3... Is this wrong?
    No it was right


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    (Original post by pheebstar)
    Hi, they asked this question back in January 2011 and the mark scheme doesn't mention writing about more than one explanation.

    It says this
    The focus for this question is onevolutionary explanations, and approaches that are not evolutionary, such as social learningtheory, media effects, and deindividuation cannot earn marks. Within the evolutionaryapproach aggression is usually contextualised as increasing the chances of reproduction andsurvival of genes, and this is likely to be the most popular route for AO1 marks. Material onaggressive displays, especially in young men, aggression linked to sexual jealousy, andevolutionary explanations of group display, could all be relevant to the question. For marksabove Basic there must be a clear focus on aggression.
    Ok I am a bit more relieved now, hopefully it's not too bad. I most definitely did not get full marks but I don't think I did terrible overall. Thank you for that
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    (Original post by ThatGirlJemma)
    For genetics I primarily focused on Holland, the twin study, the concordance rates and what not, methodological evaluation that and one debate (i think), then evolutionary with the AFFH and debate on that, and how it doesnt explain why females only got it. I did two, so hoping thats alright tbh
    Yesss I did Holland too! I'm glad you said that - you're the first person I've seen to talk about Holland/twin studies for genetics, was starting to get worried!
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    (Original post by Ayhay)
    Nail research methods. 35/72 which is 49% of the paper. Lessens how well you need to do for whatever other topics you'll be doing. Going by last year's boundaries for PSYA4:
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    Essentially, if you wanted an A you'd need to get 22 marks in total. That's not even a whole Section A or C :P
    I don't understand haha how is the maximum mark 83?
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    (Original post by BethM98)
    well basically I did alright in all of the questions, other than the gender schema theory question which was one of the only topics I hadn't revised and therefore I had absolutely no clue what it was and just couldn't even attempt it, so that's a guaranteed 20 marks gone hahaha
    Ah :/ So many schools seem to be terrible with psychology...
    GST tripped a lot of people up, from what I've heard, seeing as so many people relied on Loopa predictions...
    So, you're not alone :-) What are your unit 4 topics?
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    I wrote about warfare for the 4 marker on aggression, is this right? :/
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    (Original post by BethM98)
    I don't understand haha how is the maximum mark 83?
    35 RM, 24 + 24 in the other two.
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    (Original post by NHM)
    Yeah but it was only 4 marks A01...
    (Original post by Aleksandrinaa)
    AO1 was 4 marks,
    I know that but what i meant is when questions ask you to write about more than one explanation, don't they split the marks so 12 marks (a01-2 marks a02-8 marks) for one explanation and the other 12 marks for the other explanation.... if that makes sense?
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    (Original post by saran12)
    I wrote about warfare for the 4 marker on aggression, is this right? :/
    I believe the 4 marker was social-psychological? Therefore you would only receive credit for SLT/Deindividuation, with a preference for SLT.
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    Hahah just saw someone put johnson et al as a fake researcher
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    (Original post by NotMolly)
    Yes, someone posted something about an examiner's report with this. I'm fairly sure they'll accept group displays - if you look at the spec, infidelity and jealousy and groups both come under the "evolution and aggression" section. So there's no need to worry They usually do specify if they want infidelity/jealousy or groups.
    Thank you haha - I was certain I was okay once I read the specification but it is still a slight worry lol
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    (Original post by Ayhay)
    It may be a bit late to say this, but if they don't mention a specific sub topic, they're being nice and giving you a whole range to talk about. The fact that you got a bit confused is normal I guess, but, you might get a few marks based on evolution... however, without referring it aggression it'd be hard to say. Studies being made up is difficult to say as true or not but good luck. As for reductionism, once again, this is context dependent on how you said it but yes it's a valid criticism for evolutionary explanations in general as it simplifies aggressive behaviour to solely genetic factors ignoring other factors in the process.You shouldn't get marked down for mentioning one only. I personally mixed and matched between group and sexual jealousy+infidelity but that was because I found that easier. If you have enough content for one, it should be fine since it didn't specify any sub topics.If you wrote what you'd normally write for a Sexual jealousy+ infidelity essay worth 8+24, yes. If you didn't, then no.A mix is fine, either is fine as long as enough is wrote.100 UMS is max per paper? If we go by last year's boundaries 57 at least.
    Yea, you still get AO2/3 for mentioning how they support but you'll lose out on methodological evaluation marks.

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    ok, how much over the marks are these methodological evaluations worth?
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    (Original post by sophiehaddad)
    Yesss I did Holland too! I'm glad you said that - you're the first person I've seen to talk about Holland/twin studies for genetics, was starting to get worried!
    Really?! So people I know focused on genetics too! With holland, so yeah I think its right! What else did you do for evaluation?
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    (Original post by MINUSroid)
    Thank you haha - I was certain I was okay once I read the specification but it is still a slight worry lol
    Yeah, so many people have been in a panic about it :')
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    (Original post by BethM98)
    I don't understand haha how is the maximum mark 83?
    24 Section A
    24 Section B
    35 Research Methods Section C
    83 total
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    (Original post by saran12)
    I wrote about warfare for the 4 marker on aggression, is this right? :/
    What for the essay question on evolutionary explanations?
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    So are people still going to rely on Loopa for his PSYA4 predictions or...
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    (Original post by CAPTAINSHAZAM)
    Hahah just saw someone put johnson et al as a fake researcher
    Why... Examiners aren't stupid. If you forget a researcher, you just put "research found". At least, that's what I've always been told...
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    You could talk about status in the aggression essay right?
 
 
 
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