June2013
Stress
Keywords SAM
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Explain how
stress
inoculation
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Jan 2012
Stress
Describe one research study
that has investigated stress in
the workplace.(4)
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June 2010
Stress
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  1. 1. June2013 Stress Keywords SAM and HPA (4) Explain how stress inoculation therapy could help stress. (4) Explain two strengths of using questionnaires. (2+2) Outline and evaluate research into life changes and/or daily hassles as sources of stress (12). Conformity What do the results in the table suggest about obedience (4) What advice would you give to a minority environmental group (6) Explain what is meant by internalisation (3) Explain what is meant by compliance (3) Discuss one or more explanations of why people resist the pressure to conform. (8) Abnormality Keywords for DIMH definition (4) Explain one limitation of the fail to function definition (2) Outline and evaluate the cognitive approach to explaining psychopathology (12) Sketch and label bar chart (4) Outline two techniques used in psychoanalysis (4) Describe how a therapist would use systematic desensitisation to cure a phobia of eating in public. (4) Jan 2013 Stress Scenario – near miss car, bodily changes. Explain why you are likely to experience these changes. (4) Methods-data on scattergraph. What does fig 1 tell you about relationship between stress and illness. (2) Outline one strength and one weakness of using correlations in stress research.(4) Scenario two characters described. Which personality type does each have. (2) Explain who is more likely to suffer from stress related illness. (4) Outline drug therapy as a method of stress management (4) Outline stress inoculation therapy as a method of stress management. (4) Conformity Explain two criticisms of Milgrams research (3+3) Scenario-uniform instruction Use your knowledge of why people obey to explain this behaviour. Explain how social influence research helps us to understand social change (6) Discuss research into conformity. (8) Abnormality Give two criteria for ideal mental health. (2) Outline two limitations of the deviation from ideal mental health definition (4) Describe how ECT is used to treat abnormality (4) Outline one technique used in psychoanalysis. (2) Discuss the behavioural approach to explaining psychological abnormality. (12) June 2012 Stress Outline the pituitary-adrenal system (3) Outline the sympathomedullary pathway (3) Outline and evaluate research into life changes as a source of stress (8) Scenario – work changes causing illness. Explain why Brett has been affected by changes at work (6) Scenario – questionnaire then interview resulting indifferent personality category. Explain why these methods might produce different results. (4) Conformity Table of results. What do these results suggest about the power of the confederate in variations of Milgram study. (4) Outline and evaluate research into conformity (12) Explain what is meant by locus of control (4) Explain how a minority can bring about social change (4) Abnormality DSN is one definition, identify and explain one other definition (3) Evaluate the definition that you identified in your answer. (4) What is meant by a case study (2) Outline one weakness of using a case study (2) List of 5 statements which two apply to cognitive approach (2) Outline the biological approach to psychopathology (5) Evaluate psychoanalysis as a therapy. (6)
  2. 2. Jan 2012 Stress Describe one research study that has investigated stress in the workplace.(4) Scenario. Using examples from conversation, discuss the difference between life changes and daily hassles (4) Give two limitations of using questionnaires (2+2) Discuss two or methods of stress management. (12) Conformity Scenario Which girl’s behaviour is influenced by normative social influence and which by informational. Justify your answer. (6) Explain why some people might resist the pressures to conform (4) Explain one or more reasons why people obey authority. (6) Describe two ethical issues that can be illustrated by Milgram’s research into obedience. (4) How has social influence research helped our understanding of social change (4) Abnormality Method – graph, depression and treatment. Outline what the scattergram seems to show (4) Outline and evaluate the definition of fail to function (6) Six statements. Select three that describe the psychodynamic approach (3) Outline the biological approach to abnormality (4) Scenario describing phobia of the dark. What advice should doctor give concerning disadvantages of drug therapy (4) Identify one psychological therapy that could be suggested for phobia of the dark (3) June 2011 Stress List of features place into table to show HPA and SAM (4) Explain two strengths of questionnaires (2+2) Describe one of more studies of workplace stress (5) Scenario What personality type is Mark (1) Use your knowledge of how the body responds to stress, explain how Mark might respond (4) Name one psychological method of stress management (5) Explain the strengths of this psychological method of stress management (5) Conformity Outline and evaluate research relating to independent behaviour (12) Explain why it is sometimes necessary to deceiver participants in social influence research (2) Describe one way in which deception has been dealt with (2) Scenario – girls arriving at university. Explain which type of conformity each girl was showing Outline two explanations of why people obey (2+2) Abnormality Methods-table of results Explain what these findings suggest about the different therapies. (4) Scenario of strange behaviour. Identify one definition of abnormality that could describe Diane’s behaviour. Explain your choice. (1+2) Explain one limitation of this way of defining abnormal behaviour. (3) Outline what is involved in psychoanalysis (3) Outline what is involved in systematic de-sensitisation (3) Outline and evaluate the biological approach to psychopathology (8) Jan 2011 Stress List of stressors Select two that life changes and two that are daily hassles. (4) Explain what research has shown about the stressful impact of either life changes or daily hassles. (4) Explain one possible ethical issue that might arise when using questionnaires in stress research (2) Apart from ethics explain one other problem of using questionnaires (2) Coping question – removed from syllabus (6) Scenario work stress Explain what is involved in cognitive behaviour therapy and how it could be used to help Karen. (6) Conformity Explain what is meant by informational social influence (3) Explain what is meant by normative social influence (3) Outline one advantage of conducting obedience research outside a laboratory setting (2) Outline one limitation of doing research outside a lab setting (2) Discuss one or more explanations of independent behaviour. (8) Scenario – recycling change Explain why recycling is now behaviour carried out by a majority. (6) Abnormality Identify one definition of abnormality and explain one limitation (3) Methods – results graph What conclusions can be drawn from the bar chart about effectiveness of therapies (4) Describe systematic de- sensitisation (3) Explain one weakness of systematic de- sensitisation (2) Outline and evaluate the psychodynamic approach to abnormality (12)
  3. 3. June 2010 Stress Scenario on coping strategies – removed from syllabus (6) Scenario – two friends Is Harry or Alex more likely to be type A (1) Explain why type A makes him more likely to suffer the negative effects of stress (3) Outline one way in which psychologists measure type A personality (2) Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress related illness. (12) Conformity Describe two ethical issues in Milgram’s research. (2+2) Choose one of the issues you identified and explain how it could be dealt with (2) Scenario – smoking in public. Explain how this social change has occurred. (4) Explain how locus of control influences independent behaviour (4) List of six phrases select two which apply to internalisation. (2) Outline and evaluate explanations of conformity (8) Abnormality Outline two definitions of abnormality (3+3) Choose one of these definitions and describe a limitation. (2) Outline key features of the psychodynamic approach (4) Evaluate the behavioural approach to psychopathology. (4) Scenario – patient offered ECT for depression. What information could the doctor give them about this therapy. (4) Scenario continues – patient rejects ECT. Describe how CBT would be used to treat her for depression. (4) Jan 2010 Stress Outline the main features of the pituitary adrenal system (3) Scenario, stressed athlete, slow healing Explain why Sandy’s wound is taking a long time to heal (4) Methods, results graph What does the graph show about the relationship between stress and levels of white blood cells. (2) Outline one strength and one weakness of using correlations in stress research. (4) Describe personality factors that have been shown to influence the way people respond to stress. (5) Scenario, new work place. What advice would you give to help create a healthy working environment and reduce workplace stress. (6) Conformity Explain what is meant by internalisation (2) Explain what is meant by compliance (2) Methods, graph of results, group sizes. What does the graph show about conformity (4) Outline one strength of conducting research in a laboratory setting (2) Scenario, group of classmates behaviour. What type of locus of control does Petra and Dan show (1+1) Explain George’s behaviour (2) Which student most likely to resist pressure to conform (4) Describe how social influence research has contributed to our understanding of social change. (6) Abnormality Discuss two or more definitions of abnormality (12) Identify and outline the key features of two psychological approaches to psychopathology (6) Explain how a therapist might use systematic de- sensitisation to help overcome a phobia of heights. (6)

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