Psychology AQA GCSE Unit 1 - 3/6/14

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Is anyone doing this exam?
Also, does anyone have an study predictions that are likely to come up?
For Unit 2 on Tues 10th too?!
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The specification is so vague. I'm thinking that explaining key terms will come up, as they've liked that in science's and geography.



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Is anyone doing this exam?
Also, does anyone have an study predictions that are likely to come up?
For Unit 2 on Tues 10th too?!
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How did you find it?
I thought it was a pretty good paper, although I wasn't expecting it to ask how WE would carry out a study (about a chosen factor affecting personal space). I had no idea how to get all (5 I think) marks for the method, but the results part was simple.
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How did you find it?
I thought it was a pretty good paper, although I wasn't expecting it to ask how WE would carry out a study (about a chosen factor affecting personal space). I had no idea how to get all (5 I think) marks for the method, but the results part was simple.
Yeah considering I wasn't confident going in AT ALL, i think it went alright!
Yeah that was SO weird never ever done a question like that before?! I just explained how I would carry it out and organisation! Oh well done it now - just Unit 2 on Tuesday to get through!
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The specification is so vague. I'm thinking that explaining key terms will come up, as they've liked that in science's and geography.
There was a few but not too many thankfully. Did you do it?
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what did you lot get for the counterbalance question? I got really confused on that one?
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what did you lot get for the counterbalance question? I got really confused on that one?
Counterbalancing is a way to even out the order that participants do each condition in an experiment (*in an attempt to 'neutralise' the impact of order effects). To do this, half of the participants could complete condition A first, then do condition B. The other half of the participants complete condition B first, then do condition A.
* If this was a two mark question, and I think it was, this point wouldn't be needed.
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I didn't get the counterbalance question at all. The 5 marker on personal space was weird, I just said what the study did and added 'I' into it And what did you get for ticking the boxes for practical implications of prejudice?
Other than that it was pretty good, hope the next one is just as easy
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For that personal space question, I did the same thing, I rewrote Fisher and Byrne's study about sex and seating positions in my own words.
For the tick box question about implications of prejudice:
The one where it said we should punish them, I said it wasn't an implication because I've never seen a study that implies that we should punish prejudice, but I'm not sure...
I can't remember what the other box was, but I know that I put that it was an implication.
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For the in groups and out groups study I wrote Elliot's so will I lose 6 marks or will that be acceptable?
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For the in groups and out groups study I wrote Elliot's so will I lose 6 marks or will that be acceptable?
Well, technically Elliot's study was about empathy, but it would also make sense to say that she created an in-group and an out-group with the two different eye colours. I'm not sure, but I would accept it if I was an examiner.
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ImageImageImageImageTell me if these images work. I've attached 4 images from my Psychology Unit 2 notes which I hope will help. This is kind of an experiment, but if it works (and you want the rest) I will upload them.
They were made using the specification, past papers and sources from my school
Definitions are indicated with blue, studies in red.
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They're very helpful! Thanks. :-)
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They're very helpful! Thanks. :-)
This is everything that could possibly come up for the 6 mark questions (unless they ask us to make up our own study again hahaha):
Pavlov -classical conditioning (dog)
Thorndike's Law of Effect (hungry cats)
Skinner -operant conditioning (hungry rats)
Skinner- behaviour shaping (pigeon ping-pong)
Phobia/unwanted behaviour treatment (flooding, systematic desensitisation, aversion therapy, token economy)


*Asch- conformity (same length lines, wrong answers)
*Milgram- obedience (electric shocks)
*Latané et al- social loafing (shouting and clapping alone/groups)
*Zimbardo- deindividuation
Latané and Darley- bystander intervention (smoke in room)
Batson- bystander intervention (victim similarity, taking the place of victim)
Piliavin- bystander intervention (drunk/ cane collapsed on New York subway)
Schroeder- bystander intervention (studied other studies, capability to offer help)


Psychodynamic theory- including Oedipus and Electra complexes
Social learning theory- imitation, modelling, vicarious reinforcement
Gender schema theory- "am I still a boy if I wear a dress?"
->(For sex and gender, you don't need any studies, you just need explanations)


Biological aggression- hormones, chromosomes, brain disease
Psychodynamic- including the frustration-aggression hypothesis
Social learning- modelling, punishment, monitoring
A study for the development of aggressive behaviour (*Bandura)
Ways of reducing aggression for biological, psychodynamic and SLT.
->(Yes, you only need one study for aggression, and EVERY YEAR the question has been "describe and evaluate one study about the development of aggressive behaviour)


So, you don't need that much.
That is less than Unit 1, so fear not!
* you may be using a different study than I am, as we are all taught differently.
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