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    (Original post by student5072005)
    Please help me with the biological approach! What would I need to add to this?Biopsychologists believe that chemical processes in the brain can be an important influence on behaviour. The brain relies on a large number of chemicals (called neurotransmitters and hormones) to send signals between neurons. Too much or too little of any of these chemicals can result in over- or under-activity in various parts of the brain, which results in changes to thinking, feeling and behaviour. For example,
    Another Biological theory is….?

    1. One strength of the Biological Approach is the practical application of drug therapies that aim to increase or decrease levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to increase or decrease their activity.An example of this is SSRIs which are the most commonly used drugs for OCD. They work by increasing levels of serotonin which regulates mood and anxiety. This matters because SSRIs are an effective treatment for OCD and demonstrates the utility of the Biological Approach to improve the lives of people with OCD.
    2. Another strength of the Biological Approach comes from research by Lewis in 1936. Lewis studied patients with OCD and found that 37% of them had parents with OCD and 21% had siblings with it. This matters because it would support that Biological Approaches theory that there is a link between genetics and behaviour.
    3.However, one criticism is that it doesn't take other factors into account, for example learning.The Biological Approach ignores the role of learning and suggests that behaviour can only be explained scientifically, such as genetics or neurochemistry.However, Learning psychologists believe that the environment influences behaviour.
    This matters because the Biological Approach doesn’t provide a complete explanation of human behaviour, so it’s limited in its application.
    I think in your introduction you've made hormones sound the same as neurotransmitters, which I'd be careful not to do - hormones are released within the blood stream and stimulate target cells with specific receptors. Not to be confused with the chemical signal between neurones.
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    (Original post by Child98)
    Please can someone tell me what time the psya2 exam is tomorrow? I've lost the exam timetable🙄
    its at 1
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    please can someone write a 12 mark, for flight or fight response?
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    (Original post by ramseyisbuff)
    its at 1
    Thank you!
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    Wasn't the exam on just Psychopathology, Approaches and Research Methods? I've revised Biopsychology, so does that come under approaches or what?
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    (Original post by Much118)
    Wasn't the exam on just Psychopathology, Approaches and Research Methods? I've revised Biopsychology, so does that come under approaches or what?
    Yes it comes under approaches
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    I've been so busy with Economics the whole day that I haven't even started revising Psy 2... last time I memorised all the Psy notes was about 2 weeks ago.

    Then again, Psychology 1 was a lot better than Economics 1 last week, so...
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    (Original post by Kefte)
    I don't know - it just says "biological structures" in spec' - but, it is in the main AQA textbook (the one with a cat). I'd suggest watching this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdQ6eTkZjFI - I think it covers everything (including lobes) of what you may or may not need really-well.
    thanks
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    I don't think a 12 marker is possible.
    The AQA textbook I have lists the flight or flight response as a 3 mark question.

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    (Original post by Inbetweenersfan;[url="tel:65049875")
    65049875[/url]]I don't think a 12 marker is possible.
    The AQA textbook I have lists the flight or flight response as a 3 mark question.

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    That's what I was thinking as well, probably a 4 marker but I don't think it could go higher than that.
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    (Original post by L1234567)
    That's what I was thinking as well, probably a 4 marker but I don't think it could go higher than that.
    The fight or flight response including the role of adrenaline. I can’t really say why I think this is more likely beyond the fact that I think this has the highest chance of being a 12 marker within this topic of biopsychology. It’s also easier than the other topics I think so I’m hoping AQA choose to be nice to our new set of AS students. Its less likely than other topics however as a full essay in this exam in my opinion but may appear in a smaller form.

    That is what Saj (Loopa) predicted ....
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    If there is going to be a 12 marker in the biological approach it will most likely be that as a whole "outline and evaluate the biological approach" and within that you would have to talke about genes, structure of nerves and how chemical messages are conveyed and the fight or flight response due to the release of adrenaline.
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    I think you're talking about two different sections.

    The fight or flight pages contained the nervous and autonomic system on one side and the endocrine system and fight or flight response on the other side.

    The biological approach page had genes (genotype/phenotype) on one side and evaluation points supporting/arguing them on the other side.

    Either way, I don't think there are any evaluation points at all in the biopsychology section so they may just consist of smaller questions.

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    In all three practice papers bio-psychology only takes-up 5-8 marks on the approaches section, and no-more than 6-marks for the questions - obviously, we're aware from the first exam paper, that the practice papers can be misleading. But if they're to go-by, it's unlikely to be 12-mark question on bio-psychology. I'd also add in the main text book (the one with a cat) there are no 12-mark questions in the exam questions at the end of chapter for AS.
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    (Original post by Inbetweenersfan)

    Either way, I don't think there are any evaluation points at all in the biopsychology section so they may just consist of smaller questions.

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    There are evaluative points of Fight and Flight in some of the textbooks. But, I think it would be unfair to include it with evaluative points; I certainly wasn't taught them by my tutor and I imagine many haven't been.
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    I predict:

    8 marker on Milgram's Varitations (Proximity, Location and Uniform)
    12 Marker on Multi Store Model OR Types of Long Term Memory
    12 Marker on Privation OR the Strange Situation
    Hey your predictions were close! Do you have any for the paper tomorrow??
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    (Original post by ilovelearningnot)
    Hey your predictions were close! Do you have any for the paper tomorrow??
    Cog explanation of depression OR bio explanation of OCD as a 12 marker. I mean it could also be bio treatment for ocd but there has been two treatments already one on cog and one on behaviourist.
    8 Marker on definitions of abnormality
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    I have flashcards for biopsychology and approaches in psychology on the app 'cram'.

    My username is chanteleeeee


    Goodluck everyone
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    Cog explanation of depression OR bio explanation of OCD as a 12 marker. I mean it could also be bio treatment for ocd but there has been two treatments already one on cog and one on behaviourist.
    8 Marker on definitions of abnormality
    But the cognitive explanation for depression did come up in the specimen as a 12 marker
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    Oh my god, the exam went soooooo well!
    A 12 marker on OCD did come up along with an 8 marker on 2 features of the cognitive approach + 2 disadvantages.

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