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    Hi, yeah I'm pretty confident with all of the approaches to abnormality apart from this one. I mean, I know that it suggests that abnormal behaviour stems from unresolved conflicts in the childhood, but I don't know how to write out a full 6-marks worth in an outline question. Thanks
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    I think you're supposed to add about the ID, EGO and Superego and how abnormality would stem from that as well as the psycho sexual stages but check the spec and past answers and examiners report
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    For 6 marks, you're mostly expected to identify/define key words like abnormality and unresolved conflicts. That already gives you the first two marks.

    Third mark would be to apply the concept of unresolved conflicts to abnormality and give an example.

    If you have a study to support it then add this into your answer and that should give you a fourth mark.

    Last few marks are more explanation, more key words, examples to support and apply it to the question. Think of this as the AO1 part to an essay.
    OR depending on how the question is worded, like if they use "discuss" instead of "explain" then include evaluation points for the AO2.

    ALWAYS link your answer to the question and emphasise key words.


    When I get questions like this my mind generally goes through a process of:
    1. Identify
    2. Define
    3. Explain
    4. Evidence
    5/6. Anything else I'm missing? OR depending on how the quesion is worded then evaluation points.
    (The numbers are the marks.)



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