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Edexcel GCE

Advanced Subsidiary Unit 1: Social and Cognitive Psychology
Wednesday 25 May 2011 – Morning Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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Use black ink or ball-point pen. Fill in the boxes at the top of this page with your name, centre number and candidate number. Answer all questions. Answer the questions in the spaces provided – there may be more space than you need.

The total mark for this paper is 60. The marks for each question are shown in brackets – use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question. Questions labelled with an asterisk (*) are ones where the quality of your written communication will be assessed – you should take particular care with your spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the clarity of expression, on these questions.

Read each question carefully before you start to answer it. Keep an eye on the time. Try to answer every question. Check your answers if you have time at the end.

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SECTION A Answer ALL questions. You are advised to spend approximately 15 minutes on Section A. In Section A put a cross in each correct box to indicate your answer. and then put a cross in another box If you change your mind, put a line through the box Questions 1–4 relate to the investigation below. Mr Swain decides to investigate whether giving feedback via e-mail to his students about their work will improve their performance on future tests. He selects two of his classes and decides to give class A feedback and class B no feedback. For questions 1 and 2 choose ONE answer from A, B, C or D. 1 Which type of design is being used in this study? A Repeated measures B Independent groups C Matched pairs D Correlation (Total for Question 1 = 1 mark) 2 The students in class B are told that neither class will get feedback. Which ethical guideline is being broken here? A Right to withdraw B Consent C Deception D Confidentiality (Total for Question 2 = 1 mark) For question 3 choose ONE answer from A, B or C. 3 Mr Swain devises the following hypothesis for his study: ‘Students who receive feedback about their work will do better on future tests than those who receive no feedback’. Which of the following types of hypothesis is this an example of? A Directional (one-tailed) B Non directional (two-tailed) C Null (Total for Question 3 = 1 mark)



For questions 4–11 choose ONE answer from A, B, C or D. 4 Class B, which receives no feedback, is also known as the A experimental group B control group C independent group D laboratory group (Total for Question 4 = 1 mark)

5 Qualitative data is normally gathered in the form of A percentages B numbers C words D graphs (Total for Question 5 = 1 mark) 6 Which of the following may be seen as an advantage of the matched pairs design? A Full control of variables. B No order effects. C High in ecological validity. D Needs fewer participants than other designs. (Total for Question 6 = 1 mark) 7 The extent to which research conditions represent real life is known as A experimenter realism B experimental realism C participant validity D ecological validity (Total for Question 7 = 1 mark)



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8 During college break Ash and her friends sit together on the balcony. Ash chooses to dress in black just like they do. This is an example of A social categorisation B social comparison C social loafing D social identification (Total for Question 8 = 1 mark) 9 Milgram recruited the sample for his original study of obedience by A recruiting men from a local factory B putting posters up in parks C advertising in a local newspaper D asking for volunteers from the university (Total for Question 9 = 1 mark) 10 Holding and keeping information in