Revise Psychology for AS Level is designed to give a clear framework of the content of the course. It will help both the hard-working student who has worked solidly throughout the course and the 'I should have worked harder' student who urgently needs to gain sufficient knowledge to pass the exam. It has been updated in line with the latest syllabus specification and includes page references to the new Psychology for AS Level, third edition, by Michael W. Eysenck. Although it is designed to supplement this book, it can be used alongside any AS-level psychology textbook.
This revision guide is written for a broad spectrum of students taking the AQA-A AS psychology exam. It gives excellent guidance, not only on how to pass the exam, but also on how to avoid the panic and pitfalls that so many students face at exam time. It includes a number of helpful features:
*An outline of the format of the exam, following the most up-to-date syllabus requirements, along with tips on how to perform well and advice on raising grades
*Essential topic information presented as mind maps and summary lists
*Clear and full definitions of key terms, concepts, studies, and theories
*A set of key studies representing each of the specified key research topic areas, presented in APFCC format (Aims, Procedure, Findings, Conclusions, and Criticisms
*Examples of the type of questions set in the exam
*An explanation of how examiners assess students, using up-to-date sample questions and answers
*Guidance throughout the text that encourages active engagement with the material
*Can be used with any AS-level psychology textbook, though there are cross-references throughout to the appropriate pages in Eysenck's Psychology for AS Level, third edition
*A self-testing glossary of key terms.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
Table of ContentsPart 1. Preparing for the Exam. Revision Techniques. How You Will be Assessed. Evaluating Psychological Studies. What Not to Say in Exams. The Exam Format. Exam Technique. Part 2. Cognitive Psychology: Human Memory. Defining Key Terms and Concepts. Describing and Evaluating Key Studies. Short-term Memory and Long-term Memory. Remembering and Forgetting. Critical Issue: Eyewitness Testimony. Part 3. Developmental Psychology: Attachments in Development. Defining Key Terms and Concepts. Describing and Evaluating Key Studies. The Development and Variety of Attachments. Deprivation and Privation. Critical Issue: Day Care. Part 4. Physiological Psychology: Stress. Defining Key Terms and Concepts. Describing and Evaluating Key Studies. Stress as a Bodily Response. Sources of Stress. Critical Issue: Stress Management. Part 5. Individual Differences: Abnormality. Defining Key Terms and Concepts. Describing and Evaluating Key Studies. Defining Psychological Abnormality. Biological and Psychological Models of Abnormality. Critical Issue: Eating Disorders -Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Part 6. Social Psychology: Social Influence. Defining Key Terms and Concepts. Describing and Evaluating Key Studies. Majority and Minority Influence. Obedience to Authority. Critical Issue: Ethical Issues in Psychological Research. Part 7. Research Methods. Defining Key Terms and Concepts. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. Research Design and Implementation. Data Analysis. Part 8. Sample Questions and Answers. Cognitive Psychology: Human Memory. Developmental Psychology: Attachments in Development. Physiological Psychology: Stress. Individual Differences: Abnormality. Social Psychology: Social Influence. Research Methods. Appendix: Key Studies. Glossary.