AS Summaries revision help Essay

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AS Summaries

How to use them: -

1) Get an A3 size sheet of paper, or even A4
2) Reproduce the table below in a larger format on the A3/4 size sheet
3) Fill it in ONLY USING YOUR HEAD and no notes
4) Now go over it and add what you left out
5) Now use your exam questions to test this knowledge further in the exam way.

There are 5 summaries covering all the areas of the syllabus.

1) Content Summaries – (focusing on the theories you have to learn for each approach)

Approach/ Theory
Explanation
Evaluation

6 points to describe it each theory
4 evaluations of each one – use either: -
GRAVE
Or these points to evaluate it: -

1) It is supported by evidence
2) However the methods they use can be negatively evaluated…
3) It has practical applications – can be used in everyday lives to explain behaviour
4) It does not explain individual differences….some people are different
NB remember to explain your point FULLY

Social

Agency Theory

Social Identity theory

Cognitive

Multistore Model

L.O.P

Cue Dependence

Trace Decay

Psychodynamic
Freud’s theory of the structure of the personality

Psychosexual development theory

Gender explanation

Biological

Genetic inheritance

Influence of hormones

Structure and function of the nervous system

Gender explanation

Learning

Classical conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Social learning

Gender explanation

2) Methodology summaries

Social
Cognitive
Psychodynamic
Biological
Learning
Method(s) used
Survey
Experiments: - Lab, Field, Natural
Correlation
Longitudinal
Cross Section
Case study
Genetic studies – Twin and Adoption
Brain methods – PET and MRI scans
Use of animals in labs
Observations

Experiments
Key points/ terms
Sampling techniques

e.g.
IV
DV
Extraneous Variables
Experimental designs

Advantages
(Mention 4 for each)

Disadvantages
(Mention 4 for each)

3) Key Studies Summaries
Approach
Study name
Aim
Procedure
Results
Conclusion
Evaluation…