Unit 2 (PSYA2)
Biological psychology, including stress, factors affecting stress, coping with stress and managing stress

Social psychology, including conformity, obedience and independent behaviour

Individual differences, including definitions of abnormality, approaches and therapies.

Unit 2 papers and mark schemes

At RSA students sit the modular examination in June.

Famous Psychologists

The New AS specification (2180) comprises two units each covering three topics and being examined by 90 minute papers, available early January and June.  Each paper is worth 50% of the total AS marks and 25% of the A-level.

Each paper has a similar format mixing short response questions with twelve mark 'min-essay' questions. 

See links for question styles.


Unit 1 (PSYA1)
Cognitive psychology, including memory and eyewitness testimony

Developmental psychology, including early social development, attachment and the effects of day care

Research methods, in the context of the topic areas.  Expect the description of some research into memory followed by questions on hypotheses, validity, design etc. and similar for attachments.

Unit 1 papers and mark schemes

At RSA students sit the module examination in January



















Radio 4 telling of Bartlett's work on memory










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