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EDEXCEL A-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY PAPER 1 (9PS 01) - 17th May [Exam Chat]

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EDEXCEL A-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY PAPER 1 (9PS 01) - 17th May [Exam Chat]

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Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.

Wishing you all the best of luck.

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Date/Time: 17th May AM
Length: 2 hours

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(edited 1 week ago)

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Predictions?
Hey fellow Psychology Students!

Recently, I've been looking at ways to expand on the success of the weekly Study Together sessions we’re running every Tuesday evenings (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7443741) and one idea we’ve had is to run similar sessions for students studying Psychology :biggrin:.

The idea would be to have weekly sessions lasting an hour where you can come online and revise Psychology with other students. It feels like it could be a great way to build confidence with the content, as well as being a fun and sociable way to get some studying done.

Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in! If so, please comment on this post!
Original post by emm4nuella
Hey fellow Psychology Students!
Recently, I've been looking at ways to expand on the success of the weekly Study Together sessions we’re running every Tuesday evenings (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7443741) and one idea we’ve had is to run similar sessions for students studying Psychology :biggrin:.
The idea would be to have weekly sessions lasting an hour where you can come online and revise Psychology with other students. It feels like it could be a great way to build confidence with the content, as well as being a fun and sociable way to get some studying done.
Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in! If so, please comment on this post!

hello everyone would evenings at the weekend work for you all? you can let me know here: A-level Psychology Study Group 2023-2024 - Page 4 - The Student Room
Original post by RevisionisKey1
Predictions?

I have this feeling a key question will come up, I really hope it isn't the biological key question...
Does anyone have any predictions on what they think the issues and debates questions will be??
Original post by bob123445555
I have this feeling a key question will come up, I really hope it isn't the biological key question...
Does anyone have any predictions on what they think the issues and debates questions will be??


From my memory, I think there was a key question last year
Original post by RevisionisKey1
From my memory, I think there was a key question last year

nah there wasn't i recently did the 2023 papers. there was no key question
Original post by bob123445555
nah there wasn't i recently did the 2023 papers. there was no key question


Ooh. There will be a key question then. They’re lovely anyways
Reply 8
my teacher predicted the key question to be learning and i rlly hope its that one omg
Original post by RevisionisKey1
Ooh. There will be a key question then. They’re lovely anyways

OMG can you help me then!!!!???? im struggling to understand how i would write an answer for the key questions especially biological key question and learning theories key question!!! if you have any like essay format for key questions could you send it please!!
Original post by zzuzanna
my teacher predicted the key question to be learning and i rlly hope its that one omg

I was thinking learning key q might come up too or biological key question or you never know they might just do both in the issues and debates section asking about evaluate the extent to which you can use biological psych and learning for knowledge in society (which basically gets you to talk about the key questions)
Original post by bob123445555
OMG can you help me then!!!!???? im struggling to understand how i would write an answer for the key questions especially biological key question and learning theories key question!!! if you have any like essay format for key questions could you send it please!!

for learning,the key question is how anorexia is caused by social media so (you can copy this format for anything so)

AO1: symptoms, features of anorexia (basically describing the key question)
AO2: how can learning/or any approach explain this so

ao1: anorexia is a condition that is ____ (explain)
list some symptoms (body dysmorphia, etc)
throw in some stats for ex like it’s common to start developing in 10 yr olds
then for ao2 pick things out of learning psych that can explain how anorexia is caused, so
operant conditioning : person may be rewarded via compliments for ex a family member complimenting them when they look “skinny” or at a low weight (this is positive reinforcement, u can also define it) Then explain how this will cause behaviour to be more likely to happen again (the person will want to stay “skinny”)
social learning theory: role models in social media, for ex size 0 models are the same gender (hence why anorexia is more prevelant in females), they are older and have a higher status in society, then explain using ARRM (attention, retention, motivation, reproduction). These young girls will have low self esteem so they will want to reproduce size 0 model behaviour (being skinny)
you can also incorproate vicarious reinforcement (size 0 models are rewarded)

for the bio key question, there has been a question on the paper before (sorry idk which one :frown:) so you can look at the indicator content there and basically follow the same structure

edit: you can include research in ao2 (ex. bandura for slt)
edit: this is 8 mark plan btw
(edited 4 weeks ago)
Original post by bob123445555
nah there wasn't i recently did the 2023 papers. there was no key question


Bob was there any case study or interview questions in 2023 paper?
Original post by RevisionisKey1
Bob was there any case study or interview questions in 2023 paper?

for paper 1, I can't remember it that well but i think there was only an interview question in paper 2 2023 the clinical section. for paper 1, there was an 8 marker on agency theory, schema theory, phobias and for the biological section it was i think hormones i dont really remember. issues and debates there was question on animal ethics .
Original post by bob123445555
for paper 1, I can't remember it that well but i think there was only an interview question in paper 2 2023 the clinical section. for paper 1, there was an 8 marker on agency theory, schema theory, phobias and for the biological section it was i think hormones i dont really remember. issues and debates there was question on animal ethics .


Omg thank god the horrible research methods are gone. I haven’t revised those much and know them vaguely so thank you!! And did you get my post to help you tackle key questions??
anyone got any prediction on what the issues and debates questions might be on
Original post by RevisionisKey1
Predictions?

looking for them also.
Original post by zzuzanna
for learning,the key question is how anorexia is caused by social media so (you can copy this format for anything so)
AO1: symptoms, features of anorexia (basically describing the key question)
AO2: how can learning/or any approach explain this so
ao1: anorexia is a condition that is ____ (explain)
list some symptoms (body dysmorphia, etc)
throw in some stats for ex like it’s common to start developing in 10 yr olds
then for ao2 pick things out of learning psych that can explain how anorexia is caused, so
operant conditioning : person may be rewarded via compliments for ex a family member complimenting them when they look “skinny” or at a low weight (this is positive reinforcement, u can also define it) Then explain how this will cause behaviour to be more likely to happen again (the person will want to stay “skinny”)
social learning theory: role models in social media, for ex size 0 models are the same gender (hence why anorexia is more prevelant in females), they are older and have a higher status in society, then explain using ARRM (attention, retention, motivation, reproduction). These young girls will have low self esteem so they will want to reproduce size 0 model behaviour (being skinny)
you can also incorproate vicarious reinforcement (size 0 models are rewarded)
for the bio key question, there has been a question on the paper before (sorry idk which one :frown:) so you can look at the indicator content there and basically follow the same structure
edit: you can include research in ao2 (ex. bandura for slt)
edit: this is 8 mark plan btw

i can help you revising.
Original post by RevisionisKey1
Omg thank god the horrible research methods are gone. I haven’t revised those much and know them vaguely so thank you!! And did you get my post to help you tackle key questions??

yeah i got your help for the key question, i just do a different key question to you so i couldn't use much.
Original post by bob123445555
for paper 1, I can't remember it that well but i think there was only an interview question in paper 2 2023 the clinical section. for paper 1, there was an 8 marker on agency theory, schema theory, phobias and for the biological section it was i think hormones i dont really remember. issues and debates there was question on animal ethics .

do you know what the other issues and debates question was ?? im having a really hard time revising them and hoping to cross two off my list as they prob won't repeat any from last year

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