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is psychology hard at a levels what do u have to make sure in order to get a good grade?
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is psychology hard at a levels what do u have to make sure in order to get a good grade?
It's very hard ngl but I've actually really enjoyed it. There are a lot of studies to remember as well. If you can remember them well you'll get a good grade. What other subjects are you thinking of doing?
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is psychology hard at a levels what do u have to make sure in order to get a good grade?
its really hard to remember all the psychologists names
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There is a lot of memorisation but you will truly enjoy it trust me
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The content in psychology isn't hard but there is allot to remember. For example on the WJEC exam board we need to learn 5 approaches to psychology; behaviorist, biological, psychodynamic, positive and cognitive. For each of the approaches there are 6 area's we cover which are assumptions, relationship formation, therapy, classical research, contemporary debate and evaluation of the approach. That's only for the first exam!

An example of the content you learn in the behaviorist approach:
1. Assumptions: We are born as a blank slate, behavior is explained through conditioning and animals and humans behave in similar ways.
2. Relationship formation - Conditioning e.g. associating a person with pleasant events.
3. Therapy - systematic desensitization. Fear is cured through counter conditioning. Then you need to evaluate the therapy.
4. classical research - Watson and Rayner - conditioning child to be afraid of a white rat.
5. contemporary debate - Is it right to use conditioning techniques on children? (home, school, special needs etc..)
6. strengths and weaknesses of the approach.

As you can see theirs allot to learn but once you've learnt it it's actually quite a nice subject in my opinion. Don't take it unless your interested!

Hope this helps
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Hi

The content in psychology isn't hard but there is allot to remember. For example on the WJEC exam board we need to learn 5 approaches to psychology; behaviorist, biological, psychodynamic, positive and cognitive. For each of the approaches there are 6 area's we cover which are assumptions, relationship formation, therapy, classical research, contemporary debate and evaluation of the approach. That's only for the first exam!

An example of the content you learn in the behaviorist approach:
1. Assumptions: We are born as a blank slate, behavior is explained through conditioning and animals and humans behave in similar ways.
2. Relationship formation - Conditioning e.g. associating a person with pleasant events.
3. Therapy - systematic desensitization. Fear is cured through counter conditioning. Then you need to evaluate the therapy.
4. classical research - Watson and Rayner - conditioning child to be afraid of a white rat.
5. contemporary debate - Is it right to use conditioning techniques on children? (home, school, special needs etc..)
6. strengths and weaknesses of the approach.

As you can see theirs allot to learn but once you've learnt it it's actually quite a nice subject in my opinion. Don't take it unless your interested!

Hope this helps
thank u it really did
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It's as hard as you make it.

AQA has 2/3 exams each year where you need to revise 3 topics of information (per exam). If you're prepared to put in the time and enjoy learning about your self and people around you, then it's a great course.
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