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A level psychology exam??

Hi, i'm in year 12 studying psychology and one thing i've been struggling with massively is remember the name of psychologists (mostly for evaluation AO3 points as opposed to key studies AO1)

is it okay to refer to a study with methods and findings without naming the psychologist who conducted it? or will i lose marks by doing this?

if anyone knows or has any ideas of how to remember names and link them to studies better pls let me know!
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Original post by njkwde
Hi, i'm in year 12 studying psychology and one thing i've been struggling with massively is remember the name of psychologists (mostly for evaluation AO3 points as opposed to key studies AO1)
is it okay to refer to a study with methods and findings without naming the psychologist who conducted it? or will i lose marks by doing this?
if anyone knows or has any ideas of how to remember names and link them to studies better pls let me know!

Yes unless specified on the spec you can just say a researcher found.... and then say the results but it is quite helpful to remeber them if you can
Original post by njkwde
Hi, i'm in year 12 studying psychology and one thing i've been struggling with massively is remember the name of psychologists (mostly for evaluation AO3 points as opposed to key studies AO1)
is it okay to refer to a study with methods and findings without naming the psychologist who conducted it? or will i lose marks by doing this?
if anyone knows or has any ideas of how to remember names and link them to studies better pls let me know!
you can talk about the studies without having to name the researcher but it is always better to reference them. For me personally, i like to find my own AO3 support evidence so it makes it easier for me to revise, especially interesting researches or case studies are always easier to remember such as the case study of charles whitman who killed his whole family and dozens of strangers, found damage to his amygdala.. you can use this as AO3 points for brain injuries linking to aggression and the role of amygdala of aggression.
its even okay to just say the researchers name but forget the year it was done

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