Psychology AS: The Complete Companion Student Book for WJEC Eduqas
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Psychology AS: The Complete Companion Student Book for WJEC Eduqas

By Cara Flanagan, Rhiannon Murray, Lucy Hartnoll
US$ 38.75
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Book Description

The Complete Companions for WJEC A Level Psychology has been written by Lucy Hartnoll and Rhiannon Murray, working with market-leading author Cara Flanagan. Packed with essential study and exam preparation features, this student book has been fully revised to address the requirements of this new specification from WJEC, including new studies and topics, such as positive Psychology, and extended evaluation of studies. The engaging, accessible and comprehensive
exam-focused Complete Companions approach, now available for the WJEC specification. Matched to the new specification, ensuring students achieve their full potential. Designed for co-teaching AS and full A Level courses.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • WJEC Psychology AS
  • Introduction
  • Approaches in psychology
  • Issues and debates
  • Chapter 1 The biological approach
    • Biological approach assumptions
    • Therapy 1: Drug therapy
    • Therapy 2: Psychosurgery
    • Classic evidence: Raine, Buchsbaum and LaCasse (1997)
    • Classic evidence: Raine, Buchsbaum and LaCasse (1997)(continued)
    • Contemporary debate: The ethics of neuroscience
    • Evaluating the biological approach
    • Some activities for you
    • Exam questions and answers
  • Chapter 2The psychodynamic approach
    • Psychodynamic approach assumptions
    • Therapy 1: Dream analysis
    • Therapy 2: Group analysis psychotherapy
    • Classic evidence: Bowlby (1944)
    • Classic evidence: Bowlby (1944) (continued)
    • Contemporary debate: The mother asprimary care-giver of an infant
    • Evaluating the psychodynamic approach
    • Some activities for you
    • Exam questions and answers
  • Chapter 3 The behaviourist approach
    • Behaviourist approach assumptions
    • Therapy 1: Aversion therapy
    • Therapy 2: Systematic desensitisation
    • Classic evidence: Watson and Rayner (1920)
    • Classic evidence: Watson and Rayner (1920) (continued)
    • Contemporary debate: Using conditioning techniques to control the behaviour of children
    • Evaluating the behaviourist approach
    • Some activities for you
    • Exam questions and answers
  • Chapter 4 The cognitive approach
    • Cognitive approach assumptions
    • Therapy 1: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
    • Therapy 2: Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT)
    • Classic evidence: Loftus and Palmer (1974)
    • Classic evidence: Loftus and Palmer (1974) (continued)
    • Contemporary debate: The reliability of eyewitness testimony (including children)
    • Evaluating the cognitive approach
    • Some activities for you
    • Exam questions and answers
  • Chapter 5 The positive approach
    • Positive approach assumptions
    • Therapy 1: Mindfulness
    • Therapy 2: Quality of Life Therapy (QoLT)
    • Classic evidence: Myers and Diener (1995)
    • Classic evidence: Myers and Diener (1995) (continued)
    • Contemporary debate: Relevance of positive psychology in today’s society
    • Evaluating the positive approach
    • Some activities for you
    • Exam questions and answers
  • Chapter 6 Investigating behaviour
    • The experimental method
    • Validity: Control of variables
    • Return to hypotheses and other things
    • Experimental design
    • Location of research
    • Quasi-experiments
    • Threats to validity and dealing with them
    • Sampling
    • Ethical issues
    • Dealing with ethical issues
    • Observational techniques
    • Self-report techniques
    • Reliability
    • A2 Level only: Types of validity
    • Correlational studies
    • Content analysis and case studies
    • A2 Level only: Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies, and brain scans
    • Mathematical skills
    • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
    • Display of quantitative data
    • A2 Level only: Data distributions
    • Types of data
    • A2 Level only: Introduction to inferential statistics
    • A2 Level only: Inferential tests: Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient
    • A2 Level only: Inferential tests: Chi-squared (χ2) Test
    • A2 Level only: Inferential tests: Sign Test
    • A2 Level only: Inferential tests: Wilcoxon Matched Pairs Signed Ranks Test
    • A2 Level only: Inferential tests: Mann–Whitney U Test
    • Social psychology: Milgram (1963)Behavioural study of obedience
    • Developmental psychology: Kohlberg (1968)The child as moral philosopher
    • Some activities for you
    • Exam questions and answers
    • Exam questions and answers (continued)
  • Activity answers
  • Examiner comments
  • References
  • Glossary/Index
  • Back Cover
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