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aqa alevel psychology help!!

in the topic of biopsychology, i was trying to revise the fight or flight response and had a few conflicting content between the content in the fifth edition of the cat book and the second edition of the pink hair girl textbook. i have been consistently revising with the pink hair girl textbook, but the other book tells me i have to memorise the hpa axis and whatso for the fight or flight response?? so should i just learn the hpa axis, i’m so confused…
Reply 1
Original post by mizerable
in the topic of biopsychology, i was trying to revise the fight or flight response and had a few conflicting content between the content in the fifth edition of the cat book and the second edition of the pink hair girl textbook. i have been consistently revising with the pink hair girl textbook, but the other book tells me i have to memorise the hpa axis and whatso for the fight or flight response?? so should i just learn the hpa axis, i’m so confused…

hi i use the second edition pink haired girl book. as long as the spec doesnt say anything about a hpa axis i think u should be fine. i havent seen any past questions on it. alot of people use the pink haired book so idk it would be weird for a big part to be missing.
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Original post by nessa17
hi i use the second edition pink haired girl book. as long as the spec doesnt say anything about a hpa axis i think u should be fine. i havent seen any past questions on it. alot of people use the pink haired book so idk it would be weird for a big part to be missing.

thank you so much!! i feel the cat textbook is so goofy for no reason, ill check the spec just in case too.. i tried to find exam qs on pmt and most of them dont specifically mention the hpa axis, acute stressor etc so that’s a relief !!
Reply 3
Original post by mizerable
thank you so much!! i feel the cat textbook is so goofy for no reason, ill check the spec just in case too.. i tried to find exam qs on pmt and most of them dont specifically mention the hpa axis, acute stressor etc so that’s a relief !!

haha yeah ive never used that textbook before u worried me there haha. how u feeling for the papers coming up?
Original post by mizerable
in the topic of biopsychology, i was trying to revise the fight or flight response and had a few conflicting content between the content in the fifth edition of the cat book and the second edition of the pink hair girl textbook. i have been consistently revising with the pink hair girl textbook, but the other book tells me i have to memorise the hpa axis and whatso for the fight or flight response?? so should i just learn the hpa axis, i’m so confused…

The HPA axis doesn't appear in the current specification, only the role of adrenaline in relation to the fight or flight response. So, I wouldn't worry about it too much!
Reply 5
Original post by desperate-peculi
The HPA axis doesn't appear in the current specification, only the role of adrenaline in relation to the fight or flight response. So, I wouldn't worry about it too much!

ah great thanks for letting me know bro
Reply 6
Original post by nessa17
haha yeah ive never used that textbook before u worried me there haha. how u feeling for the papers coming up?

honestly i’m slightly scared about the grade boundaries, im just praying it goes down at least a bit 😢 content wise i feel like im at a good pace !! how about you, is revision treating you well??
Reply 7
Original post by desperate-peculi
The HPA axis doesn't appear in the current specification, only the role of adrenaline in relation to the fight or flight response. So, I wouldn't worry about it too much!

you’re an absolute saviour !! it was really bugging me, that cat book is always so extra with everything + my pea brain is already too small for all this content.. thank you so much !!
Reply 8
Original post by mizerable
honestly i’m slightly scared about the grade boundaries, im just praying it goes down at least a bit 😢 content wise i feel like im at a good pace !! how about you, is revision treating you well??

the papers seem so close together man i wanna dieeeeeeee. i hope the grade boundaries go down too. omg its too much content i was literally just going through the approaches i do not get the comparisons. i hate linking to issues and debates oml
Reply 9
Original post by mizerable
you’re an absolute saviour !! it was really bugging me, that cat book is always so extra with everything + my pea brain is already too small for all this content.. thank you so much !!

haha dw ab it. bro tell me ab it content is crazy. hate ao3 sm. u got this fr babe
Original post by nessa17
the papers seem so close together man i wanna dieeeeeeee. i hope the grade boundaries go down too. omg its too much content i was literally just going through the approaches i do not get the comparisons. i hate linking to issues and debates oml

omg yes, i really hate comparisons because im too brain dead for it.. but its okay we got this fella! i just can’t believe 70 out of like 96 was a whole a* last year but in years before it was a whole 10 to 15 marks below.. it’s totally unfair, but it’s okay gotta just deal with it ☹️
Original post by mizerable
omg yes, i really hate comparisons because im too brain dead for it.. but its okay we got this fella! i just can’t believe 70 out of like 96 was a whole a* last year but in years before it was a whole 10 to 15 marks below.. it’s totally unfair, but it’s okay gotta just deal with it ☹️

omg i didnt know it was that low before. yes we got this dude. whats ur strongest topics? maybe we can help eachother out im pretty decent at memory but im **** at research methods and psychopathology sometimes is iffy especially the biological explainations
Original post by nessa17
omg i didnt know it was that low before. yes we got this dude. whats ur strongest topics? maybe we can help eachother out im pretty decent at memory but im **** at research methods and psychopathology sometimes is iffy especially the biological explainations

i’m actually revisiting memory today + it’s alright, it’s just the ao3 points are so plain so i’m going try find some counter arguments.. but i’d love that!! tbh i really needed a study bud for psych (shoulda got one earlier..) but my classmates are like the type to say they don’t study as much when they get a*’s… i actually really like research methods, especially the math part. i’m fine with social influence, but i kinda of struggle with attachment especially bowlby’s theories - most likely forgotten them 😞
Original post by mizerable
i’m actually revisiting memory today + it’s alright, it’s just the ao3 points are so plain so i’m going try find some counter arguments.. but i’d love that!! tbh i really needed a study bud for psych (shoulda got one earlier..) but my classmates are like the type to say they don’t study as much when they get a*’s… i actually really like research methods, especially the math part. i’m fine with social influence, but i kinda of struggle with attachment especially bowlby’s theories - most likely forgotten them 😞

omg yeah ao3 for memory is so dull. yeah same ppl ik hate study groups man
Original post by mizerable
i’m actually revisiting memory today + it’s alright, it’s just the ao3 points are so plain so i’m going try find some counter arguments.. but i’d love that!! tbh i really needed a study bud for psych (shoulda got one earlier..) but my classmates are like the type to say they don’t study as much when they get a*’s… i actually really like research methods, especially the math part. i’m fine with social influence, but i kinda of struggle with attachment especially bowlby’s theories - most likely forgotten them 😞

bowlbys theories are so tapped lmfao
Original post by nessa17
bowlbys theories are so tapped lmfao

fr i actually feel like he’s just repeating the same stuff again and again, what a waffler… but meh i’m just gonna push through, like i’m definitely really behind with my ao3 but it’s okay 😓
Original post by mizerable
fr i actually feel like he’s just repeating the same stuff again and again, what a waffler… but meh i’m just gonna push through, like i’m definitely really behind with my ao3 but it’s okay 😓

yessss power thru bro. btw which optional topics do u do for paper 3 that ones my worst i hate issues and debates bro

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