Here I cover the AS and A level psychology unit 2 past questions (7181/7182). The past questions below are all the medium to big essay style questions which have come up that range from 6-12 marks for AS psychology and 6-16 marks for A level psychology.
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(AQA) AS Psychology Unit 2 May 2016 Past Questions
Read the following descriptions of behaviour:
A) Sarah is terrified of lifts because she was trapped in one for 5 hours. She cannot go in a life now.
B) Jerry watches as his brother James is given sweets for cleaning their pet hamsters cage. The next day, Jerry’s mum finds Jerry cleaning out the hamsters cage.
- How can the behaviours observed in A and B above be explained by learning theories? (6 marks).
- Outline two features of the cognitive approach.Explain two limitations of the cognitive approach. (8 marks).
Two students were discussing their friend David who has recently been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Melanie says, “it wasn’t a surprise to me that David has OCD because his mum is always tidying things, putting them in order and checking switches”.
Emma says, “Really, I didn’t know that. I always thought that people with OCD have something in their brains that makes them behave in that way”.
- Outline and evaluate neural and genetic explanations of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Refer to the conversation above in your answer. (12 marks).