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  1. 1. (PSYA1) Planning for 12 mark questions Planning your 12 mark answers will clearly show the examiner your Psychology journey. One way of doing this is by structuring your essay with clear signposts. These show where your evaluation points are being made.
  2. 2. Writing framework - Use the below as a guide to structure your writing. To achieve full marks A01 you do not need names of psychologists or dates. Your study needs to be identifiable to the examiner. Introducing A01 One piece of research which investigated insert topic area was carried out by psychologists. The study involved who took part and place….., whereby what did they do/happened….The findings of the study were insert findings….Therefore concluding now go back to the question. Introducing A02 Signpost (i.e.) research to support/go against these findings was carried out by psychologists. The study involved who took part and place….., whereby what did they do/happened….The findings of the study were insert findings….Therefore concluding now go back to the question. However, there are problems with the above study…
  3. 3. JANUARY 2009 1. Psychologists have put forward different explanations of attachment, such as learning theory and Bowlby’s theory. Outline and evaluate one or more explanations of attachment. (12 marks) JUNE 2009 2. Outline and evaluate research into the effects of anxiety on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. (12 marks) JANUARY 2010 3. Failure to form attachments is known as privation. Outline and evaluate research into privation. (12 marks)
  4. 4. JUNE 2010 Psychologists have studied children who have lived in institutions such as orphanages. Outline and evaluate research into the effects of institutionalisation. (12 marks) JANUARY 2011 Outline and evaluate the working memory model. (12 marks) JUNE 2011 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of age of witnesses on accuracy of eyewitness testimony. (12 marks) JANUARY 2012 Describe and evaluate the multi-store model of memory. (12 marks)
  5. 5. JANUARY 2012 Describe and evaluate the multi-store model of memory. (12 marks) JUNE 2012 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of day care on children’s social development (eg aggression, peer relations). (12 marks) JANUARY 2013 Outline and evaluate research into the effects of failure to form attachment (privation). (12 marks)
  6. 6. JUNE 2013 Outline and evaluate research into cultural variations in attachment. (12 marks) EXTRA QUESTION Outline and evaluate research into the effects of misleading information on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. (12 marks)

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