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Does anyone have any predictions or advice on the upcoming exam!
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man i am doing higher psychology too i have no idea what to revise for! i am revising all 5 topics and its soooo hard!

what are you revising? oh and what topics are you doing
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The topics I'm doing are memory, stress, investigating behaviour, Atypical and prejudice, xx what are you doing?!
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The topics I'm doing are memory, stress, investigating behaviour, Atypical and prejudice, xx what are you doing?!

i am doing memory, stress, atypical, research methods and conformity/obedience.

Ahhh haha! what you revising for for memory/stress/atypical? dont know what investigating behaviour is lol

doesnt seem like anybody can help us
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Hi, i'm doing higher psychology this year as well, the topics memory, investigating behaviour, stress, prejudice and atypical behaviour. Also finding it hard to focus on what to study and what to not. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or ideas that maybe a lecturer or teacher may have put forward?
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I think I'm doing this subject next year. Would you guys recommend it?


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Definately recommended! Amazing subject.

I guess it kind of helps for me that our teacher's classes for Psychology have the highest average grades in Scotland! Makes the subject kind of easy cause she's so good at teaching it. We're doing Memory, Stress, IB, Atypical, and Social Relationships.

Got 90% in the prelim. I think I can do this!
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I think I'm doing this subject next year. Would you guys recommend it?


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I have enjoyed psychology, however I had to travel from my school to a college to do it which was a pain and has made me enjoy it a lot less, the course is interesting enough though.
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Definately recommended! Amazing subject.

I guess it kind of helps for me that our teacher's classes for Psychology have the highest average grades in Scotland! Makes the subject kind of easy cause she's so good at teaching it. We're doing Memory, Stress, IB, Atypical, and Social Relationships.

Got 90% in the prelim. I think I can do this!

are you just revising everything =O

man i did well in the prelim but that wasnt 5 topics lol... mine was only 3 blergh!
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Hi, i'm doing higher psychology this year as well, the topics memory, investigating behaviour, stress, prejudice and atypical behaviour. Also finding it hard to focus on what to study and what to not. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or ideas that maybe a lecturer or teacher may have put forward?

i totally second that haha! but i dont think you can predict psychology questions as easy though lol are you just revising everything? im totally dreading atypical, mainly just when they ask you to apply to ED/Depression. dislike those questions
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Every topic you're covering should be revised for this, as you'll be expected to answer an essay on each one of them (except the Investigating Behaviour - which is a series of questions rather than essay responses).
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Every topic you're covering should be revised for this, as you'll be expected to answer an essay on each one of them (except the Investigating Behaviour - which is a series of questions rather than essay responses).

do you know how long the exam is?

Wasnt sure how to split my time up
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do you know how long the exam is?

Wasnt sure how to split my time up
The exam is 2.5 hours long and it's worth 100 marks. So you should aim to hit a mark every 1.5 minutes.

That means the 10 mark essays should take you about 15 minutes each, and the big 20 markers at the end should take about 30 minutes each.
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The exam is 2.5 hours long and it's worth 100 marks. So you should aim to hit a mark every 1.5 minutes.

That means the 10 mark essays should take you about 15 minutes each, and the big 20 markers at the end should take about 30 minutes each.
10 mark essays?
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10 mark essays?
Oh dear, have you not been doing past papers?

Here's the 2012 past paper: http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...y_All_2012.pdf

A1. Early Socialisation

a) Explain the behaviourist theory of attachment. Refer to research evidence in your answer.


This is worth 6 knowledge & understanding and 4 analysis and evaluation marks (i.e. a 10 mark response).

You'll have four of these in Section A, making it worth 40 marks.

Section B is the Investigating Behaviour section, worth 20 marks.

In Section C you'll have to write two 20 mark essays, worth 40 marks in total.

Whole paper: 100 marks in 2.5 hours.
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Oh dear, have you not been doing past papers?

Here's the 2012 past paper: http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...y_All_2012.pdf

A1. Early Socialisation

a) Explain the behaviourist theory of attachment. Refer to research evidence in your answer.


This is worth 6 knowledge & understanding and 4 analysis and evaluation marks (i.e. a 10 mark response).

You'll have four of these in Section A, making it worth 40 marks.

Section B is the Investigating Behaviour section, worth 20 marks.

In Section C you'll have to write two 20 mark essays, worth 40 marks in total.

Whole paper: 100 marks in 2.5 hours.
nah i have been doing past papers. ive done every single question possible lol no joke

Thanks for the help btw. Are you doing the exam too?

Does anybody know if its worth drawing diagrams for the memory questions..... :0
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For atypical behaviour. Do you have to know how mental people are cared for. ?
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nah i have been doing past papers. ive done every single question possible lol no joke

Thanks for the help btw. Are you doing the exam too?

Does anybody know if its worth drawing diagrams for the memory questions..... :0
Drawing a diagram of a memory model for most of the memory questions will get you a mark. They are somewhat meaningless without an explanation of what the diagram means.
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For atypical behaviour. Do you have to know how mental people are cared for. ?
Is this a serious question? Your exam is in two weeks!

Firstly, the last thing you want to do is piss off the marker, so don't refer to them as "mental" people. It shows a disregard for many of the ethical considerations that underpin psychology, and a lack of understanding thereof.

Secondly, if you plan to write a 20 mark response on this topic then you need to know the various definitions of atypical behaviour and the various approaches to explaining/treating them. I'd suggest doing a bit of reading into that.
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Is this a serious question? Your exam is in two weeks!

Firstly, the last thing you want to do is piss off the marker, so don't refer to them as "mental" people. It shows a disregard for many of the ethical considerations that underpin psychology, and a lack of understanding thereof.

Secondly, if you plan to write a 20 mark response on this topic then you need to know the various definitions of atypical behaviour and the various approaches to explaining/treating them. I'd suggest doing a bit of reading into that.

my teacher never taught us this and said not to bother with this question because it never comes up. so yes it was a serious question

thanks anyways for all your help.
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