For the more paranoid among you who think the examiners are likely to ask nothing but the most horrible questions. Here’s all the AO2 and IDA for the lifespan changes question. Please share this as widely as you can to make sure you all hear it.
A short revision audio on the nature of sleep and lifespan changes
A short audio on explanations of sleepwalking
For all those of you smart enough to be keeping an eye on the website. If you’re looking for some extra revision help, why not check out the AS podcast page and watch or listen to a few of the old AS paper 1 recordings?
As Promised a little podcast to cover all the major points on the topic
Sorry for the delay everyone – technical problems in uploading to the website. I’ve had to take the simpler approach and upload onto YouTube. You can find the video here
So sorry everyone, I won’t be in today. Please make sure you use your time sensibly and get this work done. I shall be making it up to you with a couple of video lessons that I shall put up here in the next few days. Very importantly, as you are doing the work, make a specific note of anything you are not clear on and see me as soon as possible next week.
Year 12 Abnormal. Therapies based on a psychological approach 1. Systematic Desensitisation – based on ideas of operant learning. Make sure you can describe and explain the underlying thinking behind the therapy. Make sure you can explain the stages of the therapy (hierarchy of anxiety, relaxation training, visualising). Make sure you can describe these in the context of a suitable example. Arguments for and against will follow the familiar pattern, make sure you can give comparisons with other therapies.
Year 12 stress. The Hardy Personality – from any appropriate text, please make notes on. 1 The basic idea behind Kobasa’s thinking 2. The description of the types (the 3 Cs) 3. Two studies that support the idea, i.e. Those with high Hardiness are protected from the negative impacts of stress 4. Two evaluations of the idea in terms of evidence based research. Please specifically note any point that you will need clarifying when we next meet.
So sorry everyone, I won’t be in today. Please find your work below. I shall be producing online lessons to make up for today, but please prepare by following the instructions below.
Year 12 The Hardy Personality – from any appropriate text, please make notes on. 1 The basic idea behind Kobasa’s thinking 2. The description of the types (the 3 Cs) 3. Two studies that support the idea, i.e. Those with high Hardiness are protected from the negative impacts of stress 4. Two evaluations of the idea in terms of evidence based research. Please specifically note any point that you will need clarifying when we next meet.
Year 13 1. Print out or electronically save and annotate the attached document. As we discussed last week, identify the A01 A02 and IDA. Identify where it is clear that the question is being directly addressed. Identify any point where you can see that a rephrasing would allow for separate A01 and A02 marks to be gained. You will find the document here Endogenous And Exogenous Factors. – 20131108_104422 2. Read and make notes on Restorative Theories of the Function of Sleep. That is, the idea that sleep provides a time for specific and essential biological functioning – directly opposed to the ‘waste of time theories’ we considered from an Evolutionary Approach.
AS Abnormal – read and make notes on behaviourist explanations of abnormality. Your focus should be on each of the three processes, classical, operant and social learning theory. It is important that you have an example of abnormality for each of the three.
AS Stress- please read and make notes on ‘everyday hassles’ as a source of stress. Pay particular attention to the ideas about WHY these act to be so much more damaging than major life events (Amplification and Accumulation).
A2 Biological Rhythms- please add a second research study on the impact of jet lag to the one you already have. Then make BRIEF notes on the role of melatonin therapy to reduce the impact of disruption. Your focus is not that this works, but what the fact that it does tells us about the underlying mechanisms.