Psychology A Level Year 2: Revision Guide for AQA
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Psychology A Level Year 2: Revision Guide for AQA

By Mike Cardwell, Rachel Moody
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Book Description

Matched to our bestselling and trusted The Complete Companions Student Books, and AQA's A Level examination requirements this Revision Guide has been written and reviewed by examiners, providing you with clear, focused coverage of everything you need to know so you can approach your exams confident of success.

Recap key AO1 knowledge and AO3 discussion/evaluation points with just the right amount of information for each topic to consolidate your knowledge and understanding. Apply what you know with targeted revision activities that rehearse key examination skills and guide you through answering every question type you might face. Review and track revision with suggested consolidation activities to embed your learning. Perfect for use
alongside the Student Book or as a stand-alone resource for independent revision, this colourful Revision Guide helps you Recap, Apply, Review and ultimately Succeed at A Level Psychology.

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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Chapter 1 Research methods
    • Content analysis
    • Case studies
    • Reliability
    • Validity
    • Features of science
    • Probability
    • Statistical tests
    • Non-parametric tests of difference
    • Parametric tests of difference
    • Tests of correlation
    • Chi-squared test (X2)
    • Reporting investigations
  • Chapter 2 Issues and debates
    • Gender in psychology: Gender bias
    • Culture in psychology: Cultural bias
    • Free will and determinism
    • The nature-nurture debate
    • Holism and reductionism
    • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation
    • Ethical implications of research studies and theory
  • Chapter 3 Relationships
    • Evolutionary explanations for partner preferences
    • Physical attractiveness
    • Self-disclosure
    • Attraction: Filter theory
    • Social exchange theory
    • Equity theory
    • The investment model of relationships
    • Relationship breakdown
    • Virtual relationships in social media
    • Parasocial relationships
  • Chapter 4 Gender
    • Sex-role stereotypes and androgyny
    • The role of chromosomes and hormones in sex and gender
    • Cognitive explanations of gender development: Kohlberg’s theory
    • Cognitive explanations of gender development: Gender schema theory
    • Psychodynamic explanation of gender development
    • Social learning theory as applied to gender development
    • Cultural and media influences on gender roles
    • Atypical gender development
  • Chapter 5 Cognition and development
    • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
    • Piaget’s stages of intellectual development
    • Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development
    • Baillargeon’s explanation of early infant abilities
    • The development of social cognition: Selman’s theory
    • The development of social cognition: Theory of mind
    • The development of social cognition: The mirror neuron system
  • Chapter 6 Schizophrenia
    • Classification of schizophrenia
    • Reliability and validity in diagnosis and classification
    • Biological explanations for schizophrenia
    • Psychological explanations for schizophrenia
    • Drug therapy
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Token economy and the management of schizophrenia
    • An interactionist approach
  • Chapter 7 Eating behaviour
    • The evolutionary explanation for food preferences
    • The role of learning in food preference
    • Neural and hormonal mechanisms
    • Biological explanations for anorexia nervosa
    • Family systems theory and anorexia nervosa
    • Social learning theory and anorexia nervosa
    • Cognitive theory and anorexia nervosa
    • Biological explanations for obesity
    • Psychological explanations for obesity
    • Explanations for the success and failure of dieting
  • Chapter 8 Stress
    • The physiology of stress
    • The role of stress in illness
    • Sources of stress: Life changes
    • Sources of stress: Daily hassles
    • Sources of stress: Workplace stress
    • Measuring stress: Self-report scales and physiological measures
    • Individual differences in stress: Personality
    • Individual differences in stress: Hardiness
    • Managing and coping with stress: Drug therapies
    • Managing and coping with stress: Stress inoculation therapy
    • Managing and coping with stress: Biofeedback
    • Gender differences in coping with stress
    • The role of social support in coping with stress
  • Chapter 9 Aggression
    • Neural and hormonal influences
    • Genetic factors in aggression
    • The ethological explanation of aggression
    • Evolutionary explanations of human aggression
    • The frustration-aggression hypothesis
    • Social learning theory
    • De-individuation
    • Institutional aggression in prisons
    • Media influences on aggression
    • Explanations of media influences
  • Chapter 10 Forensic psychology
    • Defining and measuring crime
    • Offender profiling: The top-down approach
    • Offender profiling: The bottom-up approach
    • Biological explanations of offending behaviour: A historical approach
    • Biological explanations of offending behaviour: Genetic and neural
    • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Eysenck’s theory
    • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Cognitive
    • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Differential association
    • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Psychodynamic
    • Dealing with offending behaviour: Custodial sentencing and recidivism
    • Dealing with offending behaviour: Behaviour modification in custody
    • Dealing with offending behaviour: Anger management
    • Dealing with offending behaviour: Restorative justice programmes
  • Chapter 11 Addiction
    • Describing addiction
    • Risk factors: Genetics, stress and personality
    • Risk factors: Family influences and peers
    • Explanations for nicotine addiction: Brain neurochemistry
    • Explanations for nicotine addiction: Learning theory
    • Explanations for gambling addiction: Learning theory
    • Explanations for gambling addiction: Cognitive theory
    • Reducing addiction: Drug therapy
    • Reducing addiction: Behavioural interventions
    • Reducing addiction: Cognitive behavioural therapy
    • The theory of planned behaviour
    • Prochaska’s six-stage model of behaviour change
  • Appendix: The examinations
  • Training yourself to be an examiner
  • Activities: Suggested answers
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