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    (Original post by redarcher)
    No it could not. They usually say insomnia and/or one of the other two.
    Actually, all three disorders could theoretically come up as seperate essays so it's always best to prepare just in case!
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    (Original post by Naveed Rahman)
    How ironic, I'm doing a 10 marker on design a study to test and Its actually not that hard and quite fun, but the thing is you have to think on the spot and if the examiners think i 'be creative' they must be having a laugh.
    I actually HATE that sort of question and I never seem to get more than 6 marks.:lol:
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    How long would the exam be for the A level new spec students. Considering each paper is out of 96 marks next year. For psya4 it was out of 83 and was 2 hours long. Will it be the same for new spec or will they increase it to 2 hours 30 minutes.
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    does anybody have any predictions on whats likely to come up in the PSY3 and PSY4 exams?
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    Do you guys wanna make a skype group chat to revise?

    I already am part of one for my other subjects made up of other people from TSR. I thought I would make a Psychology one, since it will be good for giving feedback for each other's essays, sharing tips and revision styles while also kinda reminding you or encouraging you to revise since we will try and keep the chat pretty active until the exams.

    I feel like the other group chats have motivated me when I read and join in with the convo about revision, so a psych one will do the same - and I don't know about you but I need a hell of a lot of motivation to do Psychology.

    Anyway, let me know if you are interested and I will start one...

    This is for AQA A by the way.
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    (Original post by Nisr123)
    Do you guys wanna make a skype group chat to revise?

    I already am part of one for my other subjects made up of other people from TSR. I thought I would make a Psychology one, since it will be good for giving feedback for each other's essays, sharing tips and revision styles while also kinda reminding you or encouraging you to revise since we will try and keep the chat pretty active until the exams.

    I feel like the other group chats have motivated me when I read and join in with the convo about revision, so a psych one will do the same - and I don't know about you but I need a hell of a lot of motivation to do Psychology.

    Anyway, let me know if you are interested and I will start one...

    This is for AQA A by the way.
    Sounds good

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    Does anyone know the June 2015 questions for:
    PSYA3 - relationships, eating behaviour and aggression
    PSYA4 - addiction and depression
    Thank you!
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    AQA A Psychology June 2015 questions for PSYA3 - For aggression there was a 8+16 mark essay on discuss research into institutional aggression. For relationships there was a 8+16 mark essay on discuss the influence of childhood on adult relationships. For eating behaviour there was a 8+16 mark essay on outline and evaluate one or more explanations for the success and/or failure of dieting. AQA A Psychology June 2015 questions for PSYA4R (replacement paper) - For depression there was a 4 marker on outline one issue relating to the classification and/or diagnosis of depression. There was also a 4+16 mark essay on outline and evaluate one or more biological therapies for depression. Addiction - Discuss the learning approach to explaining the initiation of gambling (4+6 marks)Dan has been working long hours revising for his final degree exams at University. His friends persuade him that a short break would help him to relax while he is waiting for his results. They all go away to enjoy some of Dan’s favourite activities, caving and rock climbing. One evening they play the slot machines in town before going on to a club. Dan has not played slot machines before, but he finds it exciting. From then on Dan plays the slot machines, even when his friends are off doing other things. Using your knowledge of risk factors in the development of addiction, explain Dan's desire to play the slot machines (10 marks)Outline the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) as a model of addiction prevention (4 marks)AQA A Psychology June 2015 questions for PSYA4 - For depression there was an 8+16 mark essay on discuss psychological explanations for depression. Many smokers make repeated attempts to give up, but start smoking again. A health psychologist attended a ‘Stop smoking’ group at a medical centre and recorded the reasons given by smokers for previous relapses. The most common reason was unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as physically craving a cigarette. Other reasons for relapse were socialising with smokers and thinking that smoking would relieve stress. Use your knowledge of models of addiction to explain two of the reasons for relapse in the above scenario. (10 marks)Discuss the influence of media in addictive behaviour (4+6 marks)Outline one biological intervention for treating addictive behaviour (4 marks)
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    Anybody needing any help or struggling with research methods for PSYA4, there is a free research methods e-book on loopa psychology available for download.
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    Would insomnia ever be an essay on its own?
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    (Original post by ellie0497)
    Would insomnia ever be an essay on its own?
    Yes, of course! You should always only focus on one in any joint essay question anyway, way too little AO1 marks to talk about two and produce sufficient AO2/3.

    More than enough information for insomnia to come up, nonetheless.
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    I think the role of exogenous zeitgebers or the endogenous pacemaker would come as an essay and sleep walking or one of the rhythms as a 4 marker.
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    (Original post by Romanoff)
    Yes, of course! You should always only focus on one in any joint essay question anyway, way too little AO1 marks to talk about two and produce sufficient AO2/3.

    More than enough information for insomnia to come up, nonetheless.
    Thank you X
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    (Original post by ellie0497)
    I think the role of exogenous zeitgebers or the endogenous pacemaker would come as an essay and sleep walking or one of the rhythms as a 4 marker.
    Sleep walking, circadian, infradian and ultradian are all possible too!
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    (Original post by ellie0497)
    I actually HATE that sort of question and I never seem to get more than 6 marks.:lol:
    same atleast you get 6 i get like 2
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    Anyone doing anomalistic?!
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    (Original post by Romanoff)
    Anyone doing anomalistic?!
    Me
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    same atleast you get 6 i get like 2
    Haha but if you ace the other two sections, you can still get an A even if your research methods section wasn't too great
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    (Original post by ellie0497)
    Haha but if you ace the other two sections, you can still get an A even if your research methods section wasn't too great
    i just done a research methods section and got like 8/35 (missing out small things and i suck at 10 markers and identifying the significance of SD)
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    i just done a research methods section and got like 8/35 (missing out small things and i suck at 10 markers and identifying the significance of SD)
    Research methods is the hardest part of PSYA4 I think:cry:
 
 
 
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