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Any predictions for Psychology or Sociology? AQA
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Any predictions for Psychology or Sociology? AQA


AQA PSYCHOLOGY 2024 PREDICTED
QUESTIONS (from the Psychology with Rhi website) ofc don’t rely on these, as there will be shorter qus which could repeat content from previous years- but could be a good guide for what to prioritise in revision. (Also look on TikTok there are predictions on there too @alevelpsychologytutor on tiktok )

Paper 1
Social influence
-Outline and evaluate variables affecting conformity (16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate research investigating conformity to social roles as investigated by Zimbardo (16 marks)
-Outline and evaluate explanations of resistance to social influence (16 marks)
-Discuss the role of social influence processes in social change (16 marks)

Memory
-Outline and evaluate research into coding in memory (8 marks)
-Outline and evaluate research into capacity in memory (8 marks)
-Outline and evaluate different types of long-term memory (16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate retrieval failure as an explanation for forgetting (16 marks)
-Discuss the effectiveness of the cognitive interview as a way of improving the accuracy of eyewitness testimony (16 marks)

Attachment
-Describe and evaluate Schaffer’s stages of attachment (16 marks)
-Outline and evaluate the role of the father in attachment (16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate the Strange Situation as a method of assessing types of attachment
(16 marks)
-Discuss the effects of institutionalisation. Refer to the studies of Romanian orphans in your answer (16 marks)

Psychopathology
-Outline and evaluate the behavioural approach to treating phobias (16 marks)
-Discuss the cognitive approach to explaining depression (16 marks)
-Outline and evaluate the biological approach to treating OCD (16 marks)


Paper 2

Approaches
-Describe and evaluate the social learning theory of behaviour (16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate the cognitive approach to explaining human behaviour (16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate the biological approach to explaining human behaviour (16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate the psychodynamic approach to explaining human behaviour (16
marks)
-Outline the biological approach. Compare the biological approach with the cognitive
approach. (16 marks)

Biopsychology
-Discuss the fight or flight response including the role of adrenaline (16 marks)
-Discuss research into infradian rhythms (8 marks)
-Discuss research into ultradian rhythms (8 marks)

Paper 3

Issues and debates

-Discuss culture bias in psychological research. Refer to one topic you have studied in your
answer. (8 marks)
-Discuss idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological research (16 marks)

Relationships
-Outline and evaluate the role of physical attractiveness in attraction in romantic
relationships (8 marks)
-Discuss the role of self disclosure in attraction in romatic relationships (8 marks)

Gender

-Discuss atypical sex chromosome patterns and what they tell use about gender
development (16 marks)
-Discuss research into the influence of culture and/or media on gender roles (16 marks)

Cognition and Development
-Discuss Selman’s levels of perspective-taking in the development of social cognition. (16
marks)

Schizophrenia
-Discuss issues associated with the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia (16
marks)
-Discuss token economies as used in the management of Schizophrenia (16 marks)

Eating

-Outline and evaluate the role of neural and hormonal mechanisms in the control of eating
behaviour (16 marks)
-Discuss the cognitive theory of anorexia nervosa (16 marks)

Stress
-Discuss the physiology of stress (16 marks)
-Discuss research into daily hassles as a source of stress (16 marks)

Aggression

-Describe and evaluate research into the effects of media on aggression (16 marks)
-Discuss the effects of computer games on aggression (16 marks)

Forensics
-Outline and evaluate the top-down approach to offender profiling (8 marks)
- Discuss Eysenck’s theory of the criminal personality (16 marks )


Addiction
-Outline and evaluate cognitive behaviour therapy as a treatment for reducing addiction
(16 marks)
-Describe and evaluate the theory of planned behaviour in relation to addictive behaviour
(16 marks)

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