Ocr a level psychology g542 section c exam. 2014!

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Hey guys, i'm starting my AS psychology exam which i have an exam for in may i need help revising for section C! i think theres 5 approaches but in the exam only 2 will come up which you'll have to pick one from. which approach is more likely to come and how to you revise for the 12 mark question and question C is it only evaluation point or can i talk about method used and sample.
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I don't know which approaches are most likely to appear in the exam, but I think the cognitive approach came up last year, making it unlikely that the cognitive approach will come up again. In addition to this, in section C it is only evaluation of the approach as a whole, and how the approach itself has strengths and weaknesses, do not focus your whole answer on the studies. However, it is necessary to use examples from the studies within the approach to demonstrate the approaches weakness/strength; for example:
If I was to say the physiological approaches weakness is that it is a reductionist approach, (along with explaining why that is a weakness) I would then move on to say something similar to "This is illustrated in Maguire, as Maguire believes that it is the brain function and structure alone that causes changes to the spatial navigation of a person, and does not include cognitive explanations". The reasons why you don't evaluate the method itself, is that that is evaluation of a specific study not the approach.
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Behaviourist
psychodynamic
most likely

individual differences and physiological came up last year
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(Original post by Awesomee)
Behaviourist
psychodynamic
most likely

individual differences and physiological came up last year
Good predictions
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they have put 2 perspectives together before meaning they are unlikely to do that, i would hesitate a guess at a perspective and social
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I think one of the perspectives ( Behaviorist) along with one of the approaches ( not cognitive)
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Developmental is really likely to come up. 2 strengths- helps explain how development is an on going process. Samuel an bryant and also it helps show why children use abnormal behaviour- bandura then expand answers by saying how etc. an then weaknesses- ethical issues and subjective method open to bias questioning validity. Freud
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I completely messed up on this, cause I did cognitive, but the 12 marker was about Lab Experiments, NOT THE APPROACH LIKE I WROTE ABOUT. I've resat the exam last year, and I've probably done just as bad :'(!
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The only study in the cognitive approach is loftus and palmer so you should have talked about it helps establish cause and effect, it can be replicated an weaknesses low ecologic validity etc
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(Original post by Cararicketts)
The only study in the cognitive approach is loftus and palmer so you should have talked about it helps establish cause and effect, it can be replicated an weaknesses low ecologic validity etc
I put about low ecological validity and reductionist for weaknesses, and then I put useful applications and something else for strengths because I hadn't read the question properly, as I said. :/ hopefully I'll get credited a few marks for the low ecological validity though.
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