Oxford University Press
Psychology A Level and AS Book 1: The Complete Companion Student Book for WJEC Eduqas
Cara Flanagan, Rhiannon Murray, Lucy Hartnoll
Psychology A Level and AS Book 1: The Complete Companion Student Book for WJEC Eduqas
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The Complete Companions for Eduqas 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, these student books have been fully revised to address the requirements of this new specification from WJEC Eduqas, 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 Eduqas specification. Matched to the new specification, ensuring students achieve their full potential. Designed for co-teaching AS and full A Level courses.

Language
English
ISBN
9780198359975
Front Cover
Title Page
WJEC Eduqas Psychology A Level Year 1 and AS Level
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 2 The psychodynamic approach
Psychodynamic approach assumptions
Therapy 1: Dream analysis
Therapy 2: Psychodrama
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 eye-witnesstestimony
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
Types of validity
Correlational studies
Content analysis and case studies
Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies,and brain scans
Mathematical skills
Measures of central tendency and dispersion
Display of quantitative data
Types of data
Introduction to inferential statistics
Inferential tests: Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient
Inferential tests: Chi-squared (χ2) Test
Inferential tests: Sign Test
Inferential tests: Wilcoxon Matched Pairs Signed Ranks Test
Inferential tests: Mann–Whitney U Test
Reporting psychological investigations
Peer review
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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