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    Hi, I have just started studying A Level Psychology (as an adult) by myself (AQA). I am wondering - when they mention all the psychologists and what experiment they did and who then replicated it etc, do I need to remember all these names? Or just understand the basis of what the experience did?
    Also, with the activities/questions sometimes it will relate back to a particular experiment and ask me about for eg Milgrams variables and which one fits the story they asked.
    I am slightly worried that questions like this will be asked without including details such as the variables! Do I need to remember all of this or would they include this in the exam too?
    Sorry, new to this and not only nervous but haven't done an exam for years!
    I appreciate any help that's out there.

    You don't need to remember the names/dates of the studies but the content is essential. Although some studies are key studies (zimbardo, milgram, loftus etc) so it's best to learn those.

    The question about variables sounds like an Alevel (year 2) question. Yes you would need to know that too, and be able to differentiate between the different types of variables.

    I'm an aqa teacher so feel free to ask q's, also check out my studyblr blog link in my signature which helps lots of students.
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