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How are you guys revising for AQA psychology AS exam. Any tips
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I've condensed down the units onto posters or revision cards, I've also done past papers and this has been a massive help because you get to see how they style the questions and what type of answers you're expected to give.

TIP: before any other units make sure you know research methods off by heart! Its easy marks
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Well I've been doing flashcards on AO1 and AO2 points on every essay question in each topic of every unit as it covers basically every study I'm required to learn.

I've done them for memory attachment and some research methods one but haven't started unit 2 ones, worst thing is we've got abnormality still left to learn and the exams in a month!
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Well I've been doing flashcards on AO1 and AO2 points on every essay question in each topic of every unit as it covers basically every study I'm required to learn.

I've done them for memory attachment and some research methods one but haven't started unit 2 ones, worst thing is we've got abnormality still left to learn and the exams in a month!
Wow you're a bit behind then Don't worry too much, out of unit 2 abnormality was my favourite topic and it was the easiest too. You basically have to know the three definitions: deviation from social norms, deviation from ideal mental health and failure to function adequately (FFA) - you also need to be able to evaluate them.

Then its the 4 approaches: behavioural, biological, cognitive and psychodynamic. You need to know a bit about them.

Then you need to know their treatments:
*behavioural (systematic desensitisation)
*biological (drugs and electro-convulsive therapy)
*cognitive (cognitive behavioural therapy)
*psychodynamic (psychoanalysis - free association and dream analysis)
^ Make sure you can evaluate all of the treatments.

And thats it

Heres some websites:

http://www.psychteacher.co.uk/abnorm...finitions.html

http://revisepsychology.wordpress.co...y/abnormality/

Maybe from these you can put together your own notes and be a step ahead
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Wow you're a bit behind then Don't worry too much, out of unit 2 abnormality was my favourite topic and it was the easiest too. You basically have to know the three definitions: deviation from social norms, deviation from ideal mental health and failure to function adequately (FFA) - you also need to be able to evaluate them.

Then its the 4 approaches: behavioural, biological, cognitive and psychodynamic. You need to know a bit about them.

Then you need to know their treatments:
*behavioural (systematic desensitisation)
*biological (drugs and electro-convulsive therapy)
*cognitive (cognitive behavioural therapy)
*psychodynamic (psychoanalysis - free association and dream analysis)
^ Make sure you can evaluate all of the treatments.

And thats it

Heres some websites:

http://www.psychteacher.co.uk/abnorm...finitions.html

http://revisepsychology.wordpress.co...y/abnormality/

Maybe from these you can put together your own notes and be a step ahead
Thankyou so much I'll be sure to use those websites!

We've done the definitions and the biological approach + treatment at school, but we have the other 3 left and my teacher warned us how we'll only get the content finished 2 weeks before the exam - as if I'm not feeling enough pressure!
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