AS Level Psychology AQA Predictions 2017 Paper 1 & 2 Watch

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Just generally, what are people thinking is gonna come up in the AS exams this month? I know you can never really be sure, but what do you think is likely and unlikely to show?
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I don't know what, but my teacher thinks an essay on social influence (section a) will be coming up, as the paper before had an essay on memory and attachment only, obviously I don't know the subject as there are loads of options in social influence that could be an essay...

Last years paper:
Social influence -
How the minority influence the majority (flexibility, etc.) There were two questions on this.
Questions about research methods e.g. self report.
Asch, variables affecting conformity, e.g. task difficulty and two limitations of Asch.

Memory -
Multi-store model: only asked about short term memory.
Long-term memory e.g. procedural, episodic.
Cognitive interview (multi choice question)
Working memory model --- Essay.

----------- Eyewitness testimony, forgetting and the coding, capacity, duration experiments (Peterson and Peterson, Baddeley, etc.) didn't come up. I wouldn't except the essay to be the working memory model again.

Attachment -
Romanian orphanage (multi choice)
Harlow
Lorenz
Internal working model
Strange situation, Ainsworth ---- Essay.

- I haven't looked at paper two, give it a look and just make note of the topics to come up and what hasn't. Make a note of the essay type questions because these probably won't be an essay for us this year.
- Not many questions on research methods came up, I've seen example papers with more questions than that and there is a wide range of research topics to know so I can't help you at all!
- https://www.loopa.co.uk/ - Loopa normally do predictions and are really close to what does come up, I haven't seen anything for our paper yet but it shouldn't be soon...

~ Goodluck to us both!
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Does anyone have any notes about the implications to the economy for all 6 topics? Thanks
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(Original post by minivampire)
I don't know what, but my teacher thinks an essay on social influence (section a) will be coming up, as the paper before had an essay on memory and attachment only, obviously I don't know the subject as there are loads of options in social influence that could be an essay...

Last years paper:
Social influence -
How the minority influence the majority (flexibility, etc.) There were two questions on this.
Questions about research methods e.g. self report.
Asch, variables affecting conformity, e.g. task difficulty and two limitations of Asch.

Memory -
Multi-store model: only asked about short term memory.
Long-term memory e.g. procedural, episodic.
Cognitive interview (multi choice question)
Working memory model --- Essay.

----------- Eyewitness testimony, forgetting and the coding, capacity, duration experiments (Peterson and Peterson, Baddeley, etc.) didn't come up. I wouldn't except the essay to be the working memory model again.

Attachment -
Romanian orphanage (multi choice)
Harlow
Lorenz
Internal working model
Strange situation, Ainsworth ---- Essay.

- I haven't looked at paper two, give it a look and just make note of the topics to come up and what hasn't. Make a note of the essay type questions because these probably won't be an essay for us this year.
- Not many questions on research methods came up, I've seen example papers with more questions than that and there is a wide range of research topics to know so I can't help you at all!
- https://www.loopa.co.uk/ - Loopa normally do predictions and are really close to what does come up, I haven't seen anything for our paper yet but it shouldn't be soon...

~ Goodluck to us both!
I really hope you're right and that the essay isn't going to be on WMM again, I'm struggling so much with the memory stuff! I'm hoping if I do ok with the social influence and attachment then I might pass 😳
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My head's starting to hurt with all of this information and case studies.
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I'm predicting a 12 marker in social influence, and it might be on Zimbardo! But thats what i think, not entirely sure.
Anyways, we got 8 hours till the exam! LETS DO THIS!
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4 hours! good luck everyone!!
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Role of the father
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These topics are most likely to come up! (AQA)
In short topics which have made no appearance so far are:

Social Influence
  • Types of conformity
  • Explanations of conformity
  • Conformity to social roles as investigated by Zimbardo
  • Explanations of obedience
  • The dispositional explanation for obedience (authoritarian personality)
  • Explanations of resistance to social influence
  • The role of social influence processes in social change

Memory
  • Explanations for forgetting
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of eyewitness testimony

Attachment
  • Caregiver-infant interactions in humans (reciprocity and interactional synchrony)
  • Stages of attachment (Schaffer)
  • Multiple attachments and the role of the father
  • Explanations of attachment: Learning theory
  • Explanations of attachment: Bowlby’s monotropic theory
  • Types of attachment (secure, insecure, avoidant)
  • Cultural variations in attachment
  • Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation
  • The influence of early attachment on childhood and adult relationships (internal working model)
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Do you think there will be two 12 markers or just one?
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(Original post by Sahaam)
Do you think there will be two 12 markers or just one?
I think there will be two like last year but my teacher said they might decide to have one. I hope there is only 1

Good luck for your exam, There's only 1 hour and 45 mins left
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Any evaluation for Asch??
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Best of luck to those starting the exam in exactly 16 minutes.
I'm not doing it tho.

-me
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Hey!! How did people find the exam?

What did u put for why studies in memory are considered realistic? Also what did people put for the AO2 for LOC and those 2 boys?
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Did people put Milgrams variations for the situational variables? And did people evaluate as the question only asked to explain?
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"What did u put for why studies in memory are considered realistic"
I put using case studies = high ecological validity
using pet scans and i used an example of tulving's LTM study that he us =ed brain scans therefore empirical data
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I put it's unrealistic because memory tasks in the studies are representative of real life tasks (e.g revising for college exams) therefore you can't generalize the findings of memory tasks to them and I didn't put a second criticism 😬😬
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To be fair, I really enjoyed this exam! The only thing I messed up was the emotional and intellecual development for Bowlby's maternal deprivation. It was only one mark anyways haha
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Okay, that paper wasn't too bad, but when I saw the pie chart I went stupid and just forgot that and how to do percentages >.< came out the exam and then remembered how... but the actual psychology was great for me!

Now it's paper 2 left....which I bet is going to be so hard.

Topics which didn't come up last year or came up as short questions;
  • The origins of psychology, Wundt, introspection and the emergence of psychology as a science.
  • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
  • The divisions of the nervous system: central and peripheral (somatic and autonomic)
  • The structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurons.
  • The function of the endocrine system: glands and hormones.
  • The fight or flight response including the role of adrenaline.
  • Definitions of abnormality (learn them all)
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and OCD
  • The behavioural to explaining phobias (two process model)
  • The cognitive approach to explaining depression (Beck’s negative triad + Ellis ABC Model)
  • Biological therapies for OCD: drug therapy.
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Okay, that paper wasn't too bad, but when I saw the pie chart I went stupid and just forgot that and how to do percentages >.< came out the exam and then remembered how... but the actual psychology was great for me!

Now it's paper 2 left....which I bet is going to be so hard.

Topics which didn't come up last year or came up as short questions;
  • The origins of psychology, Wundt, introspection and the emergence of psychology as a science.
  • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
  • The divisions of the nervous system: central and peripheral (somatic and autonomic)
  • The structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurons.
  • The function of the endocrine system: glands and hormones.
  • The fight or flight response including the role of adrenaline.
  • Definitions of abnormality (learn them all)
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and OCD
  • The behavioural to explaining phobias (two process model)
  • The cognitive approach to explaining depression (Beck’s negative triad + Ellis ABC Model)
  • Biological therapies for OCD: drug therapy.
(Original post by minivampire)
Okay, that paper wasn't too bad, but when I saw the pie chart I went stupid and just forgot that and how to do percentages >.< came out the exam and then remembered how... but the actual psychology was great for me!

Now it's paper 2 left....which I bet is going to be so hard.

Topics which didn't come up last year or came up as short questions;
  • The origins of psychology, Wundt, introspection and the emergence of psychology as a science.
  • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
  • The divisions of the nervous system: central and peripheral (somatic and autonomic)
  • The structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurons.
  • The function of the endocrine system: glands and hormones.
  • The fight or flight response including the role of adrenaline.
  • Definitions of abnormality (learn them all)
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and OCD
  • The behavioural to explaining phobias (two process model)
  • The cognitive approach to explaining depression (Beck’s negative triad + Ellis ABC Model)
  • Biological therapies for OCD: drug therapy.

LoL. how didn't you get the pie. it looked like a third, which is 33%. so I put 33% and 67%. Otherwise, it was a good paper.
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