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    (Original post by mezzy07)
    Hey well I would suggest that for AO1, you have 4 paragraphs worth of AO1, roughly around 50-60 words if you can sum it up. Then I would say 8 paragraphs worth of A02, again 50-60 words.
    So for example, in Perception, 'Outline & evaluate Gibson's bottom-up/direct theory of perception' you could do:

    Outline the description, A01
    1) First paragraph on optic flow
    2) Second on Ecological, e.g. depth/distance and texture gradient
    3) Invariants e.g. horizon-ratio etc
    4) Resonance & affordance


    Then evaluate using supporting research and about 2-3 IDA's. Apparently, according to my textbook and teacher, a good essay will have a maximum of 2 IDAs. So in this essay you could use One real-world application paragraph, and one nature vs nurtue paragraph.

    Remember also that your A02 should flow so that it is easier for you and the examiner to read and understand what you have written. You don't have to follow this way of doing essays. Im using this and it has really worked for me thus far. If you need anymore help just let me know. Happy to help where I can.
    Thank you


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    (Original post by mezzy07)
    Hey well I would suggest that for AO1, you have 4 paragraphs worth of AO1, roughly around 50-60 words if you can sum it up. Then I would say 8 paragraphs worth of A02, again 50-60 words.
    So for example, in Perception, 'Outline & evaluate Gibson's bottom-up/direct theory of perception' you could do:

    Outline the description, A01
    1) First paragraph on optic flow
    2) Second on Ecological, e.g. depth/distance and texture gradient
    3) Invariants e.g. horizon-ratio etc
    4) Resonance & affordance


    Then evaluate using supporting research and about 2-3 IDA's. Apparently, according to my textbook and teacher, a good essay will have a maximum of 2 IDAs. So in this essay you could use One real-world application paragraph, and one nature vs nurtue paragraph.

    Remember also that your A02 should flow so that it is easier for you and the examiner to read and understand what you have written. You don't have to follow this way of doing essays. Im using this and it has really worked for me thus far. If you need anymore help just let me know. Happy to help where I can.
    How would you write the outline for Gregory ?


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    Hey does anyone know the questions or have a copy of the January PSYA4 paper?
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    (Original post by Nabzyawan)
    How would you write the outline for Gregory ?


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    For Gregory you could use:
    1) Top-down necessary because visual input incomplete...

    2) Perception is an interaction between knowledge in the brain & sensory data, and is then tested against reality...

    3) Internal expectations based on past experience, e.g. Bruner et al. 1951, black hearts and red spades study

    4) Misapplied hypotheses lead to errors of perception e.g. Muller-Lyer illusion

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by mezzy07)
    For Gregory you could use:
    1) Top-down necessary because visual input incomplete...

    2) Perception is an interaction between knowledge in the brain & sensory data, and is then tested against reality...

    3) Internal expectations based on past experience, e.g. Bruner et al. 1951, black hearts and red spades study

    4) Misapplied hypotheses lead to errors of perception e.g. Muller-Lyer illusion

    Hope this helps
    Thanks I used that as my guideline. What is the difference between perceptual abilities and perceptual development ?


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    Perceptual abilities include depth/distance perception and visual constancies and Perceptual development includes infant and cross-cultural research.
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    (Original post by Nabzyawan)
    Thanks I used that as my guideline. What is the difference between perceptual abilities and perceptual development ?


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    Perceptual abilities include depth/distance perception and visual constancies and Perceptual development includes infant and cross-cultural research.
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    (Original post by Wizkidani)
    I'm resitting unit 2 + 4 whilst doing 3 xD I'm having a similar problem :/ I would say relax, understand each topic, make notes and memorise?

    Oh gosh yeah i can understand. I'm doing little bits of revision for unit 4 at the moment but mainly focusing on getting a high grade in my AS and in the unit 3. I just really don't want to mess up in the research methods as thats my weak point, but i understand schizophrenia really well and media is okay. I just mainly need to bump up the AS lol...but it's easier said than done unfortunately! Thanks for your help, i've been doing brief brainstorms on the my notes that i already had, then doing a detailed outline question, then a detailed evaluation, then making an essay plan and writing the outline and evaluation all in one...seems to be working!
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    (Original post by J.Nalbandian14)
    Hey does anyone know the questions or have a copy of the January PSYA4 paper?
    I did the exam and failed :/ I vaguely remember the questions. For depression it was about the DSM classification, Addictions it was the learning model and erm interventions. And research methods was research methods :P It has quite a few questions about peer review and I remember that the last question was weird O.o
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    (Original post by PerkyB)
    Oh gosh yeah i can understand. I'm doing little bits of revision for unit 4 at the moment but mainly focusing on getting a high grade in my AS and in the unit 3. I just really don't want to mess up in the research methods as thats my weak point, but i understand schizophrenia really well and media is okay. I just mainly need to bump up the AS lol...but it's easier said than done unfortunately! Thanks for your help, i've been doing brief brainstorms on the my notes that i already had, then doing a detailed outline question, then a detailed evaluation, then making an essay plan and writing the outline and evaluation all in one...seems to be working!
    Aww, I'm doing depression and addictions
    Ahhh good ideaa, I might try that!
    There's not much time though and there's just WAY too much to do -_-
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    hellooooo

    im doing Relationships, aggression and eating disorders for unit 3
    schizophrenia, research methods and anomalistic for unit 4

    im actually gonna be doing all of the units this summer but i think its ok. i know exactly where i messed up for unit 1 and exactly where i messed up unit 4
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    (Original post by Wizkidani)
    Aww, I'm doing depression and addictions
    Ahhh good ideaa, I might try that!
    There's not much time though and there's just WAY too much to do -_-

    The word sounds depressing itself haha let alone studying it! I find that even though there isn't much time what i do for revision seems to get alot of the topics done and then you can just mark them, improve them a little if need be, then learn the essays and key researchers. That way when it comes to the exam, you know that you have done the majority of 'potential' exam questions. So i just go on the AQA website print off all the past paper questions put them into a booklet and work through them. Just splitting the question up into outline, then ill do an evaluation then just combine the two

    I have three psychology and three biology so i have a heck of a lot too :/ tbh i don't even know the date of the unit 2 exam :/
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    (Original post by PerkyB)
    The word sounds depressing itself haha let alone studying it! I find that even though there isn't much time what i do for revision seems to get alot of the topics done and then you can just mark them, improve them a little if need be, then learn the essays and key researchers. That way when it comes to the exam, you know that you have done the majority of 'potential' exam questions. So i just go on the AQA website print off all the past paper questions put them into a booklet and work through them. Just splitting the question up into outline, then ill do an evaluation then just combine the two

    I have three psychology and three biology so i have a heck of a lot too :/ tbh i don't even know the date of the unit 2 exam :/
    Awww hahaa yeah! Depression is depressing -.- And sounds like a good idea to be honest :') The PSYA2 exam is on the 5th of June and awhh :c Goood luck! I have 7 exams in summer
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    Would any A grade students please mark my essay? It's on the biological explanations of depression. My teachers just told me I got 17/24 but he wouldn't give me any feed back -,-
    I want to know how to improveee and get to maybe 21+ marks on it
    If anyone wants to briefly read it and give me feedback, just quote me and I'll pm you
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    Is anyone else doing addiction?
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    (Original post by GeoMash)
    Is anyone else doing addiction?
    I am :P
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    (Original post by mezzy07)
    Hey, to get an A* would one have to achieve an A overall and 90+ ums in Units 3 & 4?
    What marks have u got so far? It depends what you have got in units 1 and 2 as well
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    (Original post by missemma1)
    What marks have u got so far? It depends what you have got in units 1 and 2 as well
    Hey well I managed to check on a thread on TSR and apparently it doesnt matter what you get in the AS units, as long as your overall grade is an A and you get 90% in the A2 units you can achieve an A*.


    What mark do you need to be able to receive an A*?

    *80% UMS overall
    *90% UMS Overall for the A2 units

    You can't get an A* at AS and you don't get it for getting 90% overall. Only the A2 units count towards an A* meaning even if you get 100% in your AS units, if you get 89% in your A2 units you won't get an A*.

    For Maths you need to get 90% avaerage in C3 and C4 and not 3 A2 units like the others. The 80% overall still stands
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    (Original post by Wizkidani)
    Would love notes on aggression and research methods ;D
    As soon as I've done them they're yours


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    (Original post by Wizkidani)
    Would any A grade students please mark my essay? It's on the biological explanations of depression. My teachers just told me I got 17/24 but he wouldn't give me any feed back -,-
    I want to know how to improveee and get to maybe 21+ marks on it
    If anyone wants to briefly read it and give me feedback, just quote me and I'll pm you
    Uh I'm not a Grade a student as such but I know the criteria very well; I can mark it for you if you'd like?


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