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Hi, thought I'd make this thread as there isn't any on the recent ones about these exams.

I was just wondering what studies and approaches came up on Section B and Section C of the core studies exams in Jan/June 2014. With the Section C one's, which studies appeared in part b. It'll help to know what studies/approaches came up most recently so I know what ones are more likely to come up.

It'll go on with this, the bits below on the Section B ones are the different questions (e.g. June 2013 had one about the materials/apparatus used in the procedure of the chosen study):
Section B studies - Always findings, changes, aim
June 2013 - Sperry, Loftus, Baron-Cohen
Ecological validity, controls, materials in procedure
Jan 2013 - Freud, Rosenhan, Thigpen & Cleckley
(Evaluation of) longitudinal, observation
June 2012 - Maguire, Piliavin, Savage-Rumbaugh
Sample, procedure, reliability
Jan 2012 - Milgram, Griffiths, Bandura
Sample, (evaluation of) observation.
June 2011 - Rosenhan, Reicher & Haslam, Dement and Kleitman
Big part on qualitative data, procedure (NO AIM Q, BUT ALWAYS COME UP IN RECENT EXAMS).


Section C approaches
June 2013 - Physiological (Maguire for b), Individual differences (Thigpen & Cleckley for b)
Jan 2013 - Cognitive (Loftus and Palmer for b), Social (Piliavin for b).
June 2012 - Inidivdual differences (Thigpen & Cleckley/Rosenhan for b), Developmental (Bandura for b).
Jan 2012 - Cognitive (Baron-Cohen for b), Physiological (Sperry for b).
June 2011 - Developmental (Samuel & Bryant for b), Psychodynamic (Thigpen & Cleckley for b).
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Hi,
In preparation for the psychology exam this June my teachers have been giving us exam practices
These were what came up in Section B and C for the June 2014 paper
For section B
- Dement and Kleitman
- Thigpen and Cleckley
- Reicher and Haslam
For B and C they started talking about self report and how that links into the study.


Section C
-Cognitive Approach (OCR were really sneaky and changed D to strengths and weakness of lab experiments and you were awarded no marks for Savage but instead you could use either Griffiths or Samuel and Bryant so a tip would make sure you read the question carefully and think before you answer, you also couldn't use Savage for C so again be careful and think)
-Behaviorist Perspective


Hope this is helpful
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(Original post by JennaDaisy)
Cognitive Approach (OCR were really sneaky and changed D to strengths and weakness of lab experiments and you were awarded no marks for Savage but instead you could use either Griffiths or Samuel and Bryant so a tip would make sure you read the question carefully and think before you answer, you also couldn't use Savage for C so again be careful and think)
Could you write about other studies that use lab experiments then but aren't in the named approach? I have a friend who did AS Psychology with OCR last year and she mentioned they did something that was a bit harsh.
Also, was the behaviourist the same style with question d?
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In that case, Samuel & Bryant is most likely to come up, as it hasn't since Jan 2011. Milgram, Griffiths & Bandura all appeared in Jan 2012, with Maguire, Piliavin and Savage-Rumbaugh appearing in June 2012, but haven't since. Thigpen & Cleckley has come up a lot recently so that one isn't likely to appear this year.
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I will be taking this exam, but quite worried about what is going to come up
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(Original post by LaurenceJ96)
I will be taking this exam, but quite worried about what is going to come up
Well Section C is pretty much always the same style of questions and you get two approaches to choose between. Section B usually asks for the aim, procedure, results, evaluations and changes. And you get 3 to choose between.
As you get tested on everything in Section A, just make sure you know the studies.

As for the other exam (my first one 44 days to go), just make sure you include lots of detail with the planning question and that you know all the styles (correlation, self report, experiment & observation).
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Anyone got any links to good revision resources/sites for the behaviourist perspective?
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Anyone got any links to good revision resources/sites for the behaviourist perspective?


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TRY Resourcd its quite good too

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hi, does anyone have a sample answer for these 2 question for Samuel and Bryant,
(e) Suggest how the procedure followed in your chosen study could be improved.

(f) Outline the implications of the procedural changes you have suggested for your chosen study.


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Hopefully this helps

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hi, does anyone have a sample answer for these 2 question for Samuel and Bryant,
(e) Suggest how the procedure followed in your chosen study could be improved.

To improve the ecological validity the children could do the tasks at home. The parents could be trained carry out the tasks and then do it during the course of a week. So for example when sharing out juice at tea time one day they could pour two glasses of the same size and ask the child which has the most, and whether this was fair, the next day do the same but swap one to a different size glass because they need the glass for something else.
Another improvement would to use a wider variety of schools, so use schools from around the country such as London, Manchester, Norwich and Canterbury. These schools could be randomly selected from a database of schools. The researchers could then use volunteer sampling to get a sample of a variety of ages. 50 students could be used from 6 different schools.
(f) Outline the implications of the procedural changes you have suggested for your chosen study.
The implication of the first change is an improvement in ecological validity so the results will be more generalisable to real life situations. Furthermore as the children will be unaware that they are being tested they will not show demand characteristics. However because the parents are carrying out the experiments in varying conditions there will be less control over the extraneous variables which may reduce the reliability of the results and it will be less easy to repeat the experiment.
By using a wider range of schools the sample will be more representative of children in the UK and therefore results will be more generalisable to the population in the UK. However by using a volunteer sample the children whose parents respond to the request may still show some bias such as socioeconomic grouping and as such the results may lack some population validity.







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Hopefully this helps
thank you that's great, what mark did you get for this?
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I haven't gave it in yet

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thank you that's great, what mark did you get for this?
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ok thanks for your help
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1.Define the concept of (cultural diversity/multiculturalism)
(8marks)

2.Outline
and explain two ways individuals are socialised (by family) or (to gender
identities) (16 Marks)

3.Explain
and evaluate the importance of (family/ethnicity) in creating identity.

(24 Marks)

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ok thanks for your help
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Predictions for Section B this year?
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(Original post by Kathiegasperi)
Predictions for Section B this year?
looking at previous papers, this is what i think:-

- Samuel & Bryant
- Milgram
- Griffiths
- Maguire
- Piliavin

THESE ARE PREDICTIONS ONLY!!!
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Any predictions for section C for Core Studies??
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who's ready for the research methods paper .


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Any predictions for section C for Core Studies??
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who's ready for the research methods paper .
nope.. anyone else??
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