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anyone that is doing a level psychology on the OCR exam board could you please share any revision tips or useful resources that you have been using
Any Predictions will also be helpful
i know that the 2017 paper used Raine et al for crime and Wood et al for child
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The blog Pavlov's blogs has really helped me on some studies, it doesn't cover many of the studies I'm doing (Edexcel) but it's still helpful. I also really like their section on GRAVE and evaluating studies.
I've also seen people doing OCR saying this website is helpful to them. (This also looks helpful)
Hope that helps
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Im hoping Haney and zimbardo comes up for applied, how are you feeling about core studies?
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Yeah I like the zimbardo!! Core studies is okay ish.... there is just a load to remember. I have just revised the Moray Audubon and I HATE it! Any advice on any psychology revision?
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Im hoping Haney and zimbardo comes up for applied, how are you feeling about core studies?
Yes i agree the ZImbardo study is quite straight forward. i already new aboout this study as i watched a movie about the whole thing. ALso it will be useful to note that Raine et al came up for crime last year and Wood et al was used for child.the core studies seem okay i just need to go over the results that were found for each of them .
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ive made sure to focus heavily on debates as psychology as a science was weighted heavily in last years paper so am assuming a similar debate will be important in this years
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Yeah I like the zimbardo!! Core studies is okay ish.... there is just a load to remember. I have just revised the Moray Audubon and I HATE it! Any advice on any psychology revision?
Repetition , repetition and Repetition!!!!! Thats the best way to learn the studies
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For child psychology my teacher thinks Ainsworth is likely to come up as it hasn't appeared once in any of the past papers.
Also, I hope Haney et al comes up too, although there's a LOT of background research around the key study.
How is everyone feeling about the research Methods paper in 11days? Anyone has tips on the 15 mark design your own study' question?
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is there an official ocr psychology a level thread for this year or is this it?
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For child psychology my teacher thinks Ainsworth is likely to come up as it hasn't appeared once in any of the past papers.
Also, I hope Haney et al comes up too, although there's a LOT of background research around the key study.
How is everyone feeling about the research Methods paper in 11days? Anyone has tips on the 15 mark design your own study' question?
did you ever do ISA's in Science in Secondary School? They are pretty similar so if you can remember how you do them, apply the same type of structure
this is how i basically do it and tend to get 13/14 out of 15
define the Research Method and state why you have chosen it - Independent measures design or repeated measures
List control variables (anything you are keeping the same- atleast 2) and state why and how this will help with reliability
State the sample and why you are choosing to use them you could also include the sampling technique
Create a Procedure that you are going to use for your participants- try to keep it as simple as possible so that you can explain it either.
Write about any methodological issues that you may face including ethics

if you like anymore help, just DM me
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Links for revision. I hope they help!

https://psychologywithmisssmith.wordpress.com

https://audioboom.com/channel/ocr

https://revisionworld.com/a2-level-l...gy-past-papers

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/295312-...stion-bank.pdf

http://psychyogi.org

http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...r/core-studies

Workbooks

Research methods - https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Psychol...AGMJMJZYH3QWZG

Core studies - https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Psychol...S80N7S366PMAZ9

Applied psychology - https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Psychol...32ENJBM8A8R5B1

Revision guides

Applied psychology - https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Psychol...62T1M6ZNER480H

Core studies - https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Psychol...KEH3PP3CKNME6N

Research methods - https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Psychol...TK30JKPMV8ACQW
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I would say make sure you know the background research and theories that relate to each topic in applied, not just the key research. And applications of the key research so you can answer part c questions.
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is there an official ocr psychology a level thread for this year or is this it?
I looked on the 2018 exam discussion directory and it doesn't look like there is one for A2 OCR
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I looked on the 2018 exam discussion directory and it doesn't look like there is one for A2 OCR
Ah okay shall we all just use this to confer on? How are you feeling about research methods in a week?
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In last year's paper there was a lot of statistics so I would recommend revising them
In the third paper they did
-rosenhan
-wood
-raine
-lord
-zajonc
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two days to go till research methods... how's everyone feeling? i've been revising the non-parametric tests but my GOSH they're all so boring! it's not like the core studies where you can imagine something daft like a grown man fully kicking the hell out of a bobo doll to revise.. i really hope more of the first ten than the second ten studies come up since those i remember in much more detail :/
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Hey Everyone , If anyone is needing practise for the research methods questions tomorrow, lets all have a good at this, collate our answers then try produce a perfect answer
Psychologists wanted to investigate if the colour of food influenced how it tasted. Explain how you would carry out this experiment. Justify your decisions as part of your explanation, you must refer to:
  • Independent measures or repeated measures
  • Cause and effect
  • One tailed or two tailed hypothesis
  • Social desirability

You should use your own experience of carrying out an experiment to inform your response. (15)
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How did everyone find that?
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how was the exam?
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Yeah I like the zimbardo!! Core studies is okay ish.... there is just a load to remember. I have just revised the Moray Audubon and I HATE it! Any advice on any psychology revision?
What helps me revise the studies is rather than looking at them as a whole, split it up into aim, design, sample, strengths, weaknesses ect.
Use flashcards with each part on e.g aim, design, sample ect because these are the things that are usually asked about in the exam.
Remember that reductionism and determinism can be used for most of the studies for weaknesses and for similarities
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