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Psychology 9990: A NIGHTMARE.

Hey guys!

I'm a private candidate for CIE AS Level. I'm taking Psychology, history and Eng. Literature as my subjects. Among these, I'm finding Psychology most demanding and challenging. I googled up the core studies in order to find resources as I don't have a library nearby to reach out to the resource books required. I failed :/

Aside this, regarding notes and all, the only stuff I was able to find on the internet was related to Psychology 9698 (the previous syllabus) and I absolutely have zero guideline about what the heck am I supposed to do with this subject!!??

Having to do this subject on my own is already panicking me and I seriously have no idea about how to keep this up. Any suggestions???

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Can you fins the syllabus/specification to start with?

I tutor A-level psychology, happy to help If I can.
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Original post by Magdatrix >_<
Can you fins the syllabus/specification to start with?

I tutor A-level psychology, happy to help If I can.


Here's the CIE Psychology 9990 syllabus outline.
http://study.aliensservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/9990_y18-20_sy.pdf
Please do suggest me if you've got any kinda ideas!
Paper 1 - Approaches Issues and Debates, and Paper 2 - research methods, should both be good for finding resources. If you can't find a textbook specifically for the exam board, AQA ones cover these topics well. AQA doesn't cover the same "core studies" though, so this would be something to learn independently. If you use google scholar, you will be able to find at least the abstract of each one. Paste in the reference e.g.

Canli, T., Zhao, Z., Brewer, J., Gabrieli, J.D.E. and Cahill, L. (2000), Event-Related Activation in the Human Amygdala Associates with Later Memory for Individual Emotional Experience. The Journal of Neuroscience. 20, RC99

Often you will be able to see free PDF versions (look on the right side, e.g. [PDF] researchgate net)

If you get the full articles, remember these are journal articles and way beyond the level of detail you're expected to remember. So read through and make yourself a set of summary points, e.g. background/aim, method, ethical issues (if applicable), results, conclusion, strengths & weaknesses - as these would be the points you're expected to know.
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Original post by Magdatrix >_<
Paper 1 - Approaches Issues and Debates, and Paper 2 - research methods, should both be good for finding resources. If you can't find a textbook specifically for the exam board, AQA ones cover these topics well. AQA doesn't cover the same "core studies" though, so this would be something to learn independently. If you use google scholar, you will be able to find at least the abstract of each one. Paste in the reference e.g.

Canli, T., Zhao, Z., Brewer, J., Gabrieli, J.D.E. and Cahill, L. (2000), Event-Related Activation in the Human Amygdala Associates with Later Memory for Individual Emotional Experience. The Journal of Neuroscience. 20, RC99

Often you will be able to see free PDF versions (look on the right side, e.g. [PDF] researchgate net)

If you get the full articles, remember these are journal articles and way beyond the level of detail you're expected to remember. So read through and make yourself a set of summary points, e.g. background/aim, method, ethical issues (if applicable), results, conclusion, strengths & weaknesses - as these would be the points you're expected to know.


GOSH! Thank You So much..
One more thing please if you can..
Are there any more resources available as I don't have access to a library and it seems downright uncomfortable just to rely on the info regarding the core studies provided by the CIE endorsed Psych coursebook.
Original post by Magdatrix >_<
Can you fins the syllabus/specification to start with?

I tutor A-level psychology, happy to help If I can.



Would you mind if I could get a little help please? Please message me
All of my notes come from Simply Psychology the website. Just use it for as many studies as you can find
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hey guys any tips for a2 organizational & consumer behavior spec of the syllabus, there are barely any resources and i have no clue how to answer questions!
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Original post by nakiyah
hey guys any tips for a2 organizational & consumer behavior spec of the syllabus, there are barely any resources and i have no clue how to answer questions!

Hi, I'm also doing organisations and consumer behavior. Idk if my teacher was being clear but do we need to memorise the dates of the studies? Like Ley 1988.. the dates of exactly when they took place?
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Original post by Crez123
Hi, I'm also doing organisations and consumer behavior. Idk if my teacher was being clear but do we need to memorise the dates of the studies? Like Ley 1988.. the dates of exactly when they took place?

Im doing organizations and abnormality... if anyone knows any good resources please help i can barely find any
I’m doing psychology and consumer behaviour and organization
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Original post by Crez123
Hi, I'm also doing organisations and consumer behavior. Idk if my teacher was being clear but do we need to memorise the dates of the studies? Like Ley 1988.. the dates of exactly when they took place?

nah no need to memorize dates, but please memorize names of who conducted what study
me too do u wanna study together or we can help each other out . I will be giving my exams in feb march
Original post by sanaakhatri13
me too do u wanna study together or we can help each other out . I will be giving my exams in feb march


Original post by Kim J
Im doing organizations and abnormality... if anyone knows any good resources please help i can barely find any

hey same here im too doing organization and abnormality we can help each other out or maybe even study together if u dont mind
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Original post by sanaakhatri13
hey same here im too doing organization and abnormality we can help each other out or maybe even study together if u dont mind

yeah sure pm me if you have any questions and we can help each other :biggrin:
Original post by Kim J
yeah sure pm me if you have any questions and we can help each other :biggrin:

Im late because i have my exams in October November but can somebody please help me with literally anything? Any notes? Any tips? Im so scared because im giving both As and A2 together. Im going for Psychology 9990 and sociology 9699 and it's all so tiring. If anybody can help me with anything please let me know. For psych Al im doing abnormality and health
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Original post by alishbaaa
Im late because i have my exams in October November but can somebody please help me with literally anything? Any notes? Any tips? Im so scared because im giving both As and A2 together. Im going for Psychology 9990 and sociology 9699 and it's all so tiring. If anybody can help me with anything please let me know. For psych Al im doing abnormality and health


me too.....if you find any resources or anything plz share...im literally on zero right now
Original post by Arooji
me too.....if you find any resources or anything plz share...im literally on zero right now


Refer to znotes, they're really helpful
Original post by Arooji
me too.....if you find any resources or anything plz share...im literally on zero right now

There is also mia does alevels, for the case studies
Hi, I'm giving my A levels in May June 2023, and if yall have found anymore resources/ study materials for 9990 consumer behavior and abnormality please send them to me!

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