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(PSYA2) Planning for 12 mark questions
Planning your 12 mark answers will clearly show the
examiner your Psychology journe...
Writing framework -
Use the below as a guide to structure your writing. To
achieve full marks A01 you do not need names of...
JANUARY 2009
Outline and evaluate the biological approach to psychopathology.(12 marks)
JUNE 2009
Outline and evaluate one...
JUNE 2010
Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress-related
illness. (12 ma...
JANUARY 2012
‘There are several methods used to manage the negative effects of stress. These methods
can be biological or ...
JUNE 2013
Outline and evaluate research into life changes and/or daily hassles as sources of
stress. (12 marks)
EXTRA QUES...
Discuss research into obedience. (12 marks)
Discuss research into workplace as a source of stress. (12 marks)
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  1. 1. (PSYA2) 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 Outline and evaluate the biological approach to psychopathology.(12 marks) JUNE 2009 Outline and evaluate one or more explanations of why people obey. (12 marks) JANUARY 2010 ‘Abnormality is very difficult to define. It can be hard to decide where normal behaviour ends and abnormal behaviour begins.’ Discuss 2 or more explanations of abnormality. (12 marks)
  4. 4. JUNE 2010 Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and stress-related illness. (12 marks) JANUARY 2011 ‘Freud’s views on the origins of abnormal behaviour and ways of treating it had a great impact on psychology.’ Outline and evaluate the psychodynamic approach to abnormality. (12 marks) JUNE 2011 “Not everyone conforms or obeys authority; some people resist these pressures and remain independent.” Outline and evaluate research relating to independent behaviour. (12 marks) JANUARY 2012 Describe and evaluate the multi-store model of memory. (12 marks)
  5. 5. JANUARY 2012 ‘There are several methods used to manage the negative effects of stress. These methods can be biological or psychological.’ Discuss two or more methods of stress management. (12 marks) JUNE 2012 Outline and evaluate research into conformity. (12 marks) JANUARY 2013 ‘Behaviourists believe that all behaviour, both normal and abnormal, is learned through processes such as classical conditioning, operant conditioning and social learning.’ Discuss the behavioural approach to explaining psychological abnormality. (12 marks)
  6. 6. JUNE 2013 Outline and evaluate research into life changes and/or daily hassles as sources of stress. (12 marks) EXTRA QUESTIONS Discuss the cognitive approach to explaining psychological abnormality. (12 marks) Outline and evaluate research into personality and stress. (12 marks)
  7. 7. Discuss research into obedience. (12 marks) Discuss research into workplace as a source of stress. (12 marks)

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