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Wasn't sure where to post since it's not specifically psychology, but more course structure.

In Unit 3, the specification mentions knowledge of theories of formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships.
We learned 2 for each of them at school (6 total), but this seems too much to remember. Is it possible to just remember 1 for each of formation, maintenance and breakdown in more detail or is it possible for a question to ask something like:
"Outline 2 theories of the maintenance of relationships?" etc?
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Wasn't sure where to post since it's not specifically psychology, but more course structure.

In Unit 3, the specification mentions knowledge of theories of formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships.
We learned 2 for each of them at school (6 total), but this seems too much to remember. Is it possible to just remember 1 for each of formation, maintenance and breakdown in more detail or is it possible for a question to ask something like:
"Outline 2 theories of the maintenance of relationships?" etc?
I'm pretty sure that unit 3 exam questions are always worth 24 marks, so you may face a question such as 'Discuss theories behind the formation and/or maintenance of relationships' - (8 + 16 marks).

In this unit, there would be a lot of things to talk about, but there is also a fair amount of freedom. You would start this by saying that there are many different theories, and mention which ones you will talk about, then describe them, give support, evaluate the support, and evaluate the theories themselves.

Because of the 'discuss' questions that appear in this unit, I really would recommend learning at least two theories for each, like you said, so you have enough to talk about.

Perhaps find a new way of trying to learn the approaches, such as condensing them into tables, etc?
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I felt the same thing when we had to learn these theories however, our teacher suggested only learning one theory in enough detail for the 24 mark question and the other theory in much less detail for a question such as
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