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    (Original post by IHatePsychology)
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    Separate you confused the **** or of me when you said dopamine and serotonin as that is aggression for me


    No but biological explanations of AN does Include serotonin/ dop

    And the AFFH+ reproductive hypothesis ..


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    (Original post by Kellypom)
    Predictions for eating behaviour, aggression and relationships??

    I am hoping for relationships sexual selection comes up or maintence or formation.

    Eating behaviour I hope neural mechanisms

    Aggression haven't even started going over my notes yet stressing.

    Please help!
    Dont stress, you got agess left, think about its not even 8 yet, you can go atleast another 4-5 hours, and also you have all morning tommorow, finish up about 1ish in the morning, get some good sleep wake up about 10, do a good 2-3 hours and you'll be good to go!
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    For gender, the role of genes/hormones, evolutionary explanations for gender and gender dysphoria are most likely come up as they havent come up at all yet. Kohlbergs theory came up a few years back
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    (Original post by Anymorefor123)
    No but biological explanations of AN does Include serotonin/ dop

    And the AFFH+ reproductive hypothesis ..


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    I'm doing bulimia which Contains serotonin and NO so that's probably why.
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    (Original post by wadeyboy101)
    For gender, the role of genes/hormones, evolutionary explanations for gender and gender dysphoria are most likely come up as they havent come up at all yet. Kohlbergs theory came up a few years back
    Could come again best just prepare for it a bit
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    (Original post by brown_eyes)
    Is it true you need 9 pieces of research in one essay? My teacher always says this and she says you can't get above a C if you don't ??


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    Maybe she means like 9 AO2/3 points in general? Like maybe 3 research studies, 3 methodological issues with them, and 3 general points/IDAs? That's the only way I can think of it adding up to 9. You don't need 9 different actual studies though lol.
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    (Original post by brown_eyes)
    Is it true you need 9 pieces of research in one essay? My teacher always says this and she says you can't get above a C if you don't ??


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    No I don't think you do. I included 4 in my mock for eating behaviours, and got 16 marks on it which is roughly an A/B grade depending on the grade boundaries.
    Plus, you can use research for outline and evaluation. Research is just one route for A02 marks providing that you explicitly state if it supports or refutes your explanation. Also, you can use methodological issue - but make sure you link to the explanation and the implications for the study. You can also use IDA points too. Using them will boost your A02/3 marks.

    If we had to include 9 research studies, then my teacher would of provided us with 9 studies on every explanation. She never told us to include 9 and when we did a plan on an aggression question, she only told us to include 4 ( but you could include more) and use methodological issues to critique it.

    9 studies would be really difficult to learn for every explanation! And even in text books, you can't always find that many studies.
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    (Original post by IHatePsychology)
    Could come again best just prepare for it a bit
    True true, lets hope not haha
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    For questions on the neural and hormonal mechanism of aggression, do you talk about dopamine, serotonin, cortisol and testosterone?

    Predictions are:
    Aggression: Neural, Biological , Evolutionary (group displays) or Evolutionary
    Eating Behaviour: Attitudes, Neural, Psychological (obesity) or Biological
    Cognition: Piaget, Applications to education, Biological or Child's sense of self.
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    (Original post by AyyDale)
    For questions on the neural and hormonal mechanism of aggression, do you talk about dopamine, serotonin, cortisol and testosterone?

    Predictions are:
    Aggression: Neural, Biological , Evolutionary (group displays) or Evolutionary
    Eating Behaviour: Attitudes, Neural, Psychological (obesity) or Biological
    Cognition: Piaget, Applications to education, Biological or Child's sense of self.
    Yes! I actually love that essay... It's so simple and easy to get top marks!
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    I am absolutely heart broken over this exam - I love psychology and this exam is the hardest thing I have ever faced. I dread tomorrow so much. If I do badly tomorrow I know for a fact I have to smash PSYA4 out of the park. I hope tomorrow is a blessing of a paper with the questions cause I am absolutely ruined lmao
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    (Original post by brown_eyes)
    Is it true you need 9 pieces of research in one essay? My teacher always says this and she says you can't get above a C if you don't ??


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    It's also about the quality not the quantity because a proportion of the marks are for coherency and your written communication.
    Like I said in my previous reply to your question, you should aim to get at least 3-4 good studies and other A02 points. I did 4 and got 16 marks and I have a teacher who is show strict at marking, it's unreal. She nit picks at the smallest things. So If I could get good marks with a few studies then you should be fine. But of course add other a02 points!
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    (Original post by brown_eyes)
    Is it true you need 9 pieces of research in one essay? My teacher always says this and she says you can't get above a C if you don't ??Posted from TSR Mobile
    If you try and cram that many studies into one essay, your evaluation and IDAs won't be detailed enough and THEN you'll get a C!
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    (Original post by aimsnaywux)
    I am absolutely heart broken over this exam - I love psychology and this exam is the hardest thing I have ever faced. I dread tomorrow so much. If I do badly tomorrow I know for a fact I have to smash PSYA4 out of the park. I hope tomorrow is a blessing of a paper with the questions cause I am absolutely ruined lmao
    I'm kind of excited. I'm gambling on a 1/2 chance with me having the predictions which use facts in order to increase my chance a bit I.e won't do an essay that came up last yr.

    If any odd balls or I mess up then I'm ****ed lol. I legit should have just done 4 most likely prediction from 5 topics same amount of essays and pretty much 100 % chance of at least 3 coming up
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    Anyone fancy marking my evolutionary explanations of human aggression, my groups display already been marked thankfully!
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    (Original post by katemate98)
    It was the PSAY4 exam that was stolen and replaced, not PSAY3.
    One year some papers were taken at knifepoint. Must have been desperate lol!
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    Hi guys, can anyone tell me, if it asks about the role of classical/operant conditioning in the behaviour of non-human animals, is talking about training of wild animals prior to release (CC) and PRT techniques (OC) for AO1 correct?
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    Anyone else finding it hard to memorise everything??? So much content to remember I'm struggling with what to revise for eating behaviour and aggression
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    Predictions for whats going to come up tomorrow?
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    I need a miracle to get through this exam tomorrow

    PLEASE

    Aggression: Neural and Hormonal
    Relationships: Breakdown
    Sleep and Biological Rhythms: Endogenous Pacemakers/Exogenous Zeitgebers

    This would be a blessing, anything else and I'm screwed.
 
 
 
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