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Psychology - do you need to memorise names/studies? watch

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    For the PSYA3 exam I memorised literally about 60 researchers/experimenters, and the years they carried out their work, but got a C! Is memorising this sort of thing pointless? As in, is it possible to get an A when you only know a couple of names?
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    As long as you remember KEY studies for each topic (rather than memorising studies that go with others e.g. for obedience you could learn one Milgram study rather than other 345894389 experiments he did) and don't worry too much about dates, you will not lose marks by not remembering the specific dates, but if you remember roughly the era (e.g. 1950s) and if that is relevant then do mention it.

    I think the key to getting an A is knowing the spec inside out and knowing the exam technique.
    Good luck!
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    I would suggest about 7 studies per topic, don't worry about names unless they're biggies i.e. Milgram, Skinner, Siffre etc. etc.

    And yes, I remembered 2 names for PSYA3 and got 100% raw marks, don't worry
 
 
 
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