If you are studying Eating behaviours for PSYA3 and are a retake student of the old specification then I’ve just finished my predictions for this topic below. Just to clarify this is for the old spec students, not for new specification students studying the new linear A level for psychology. Also I’ve released my other predictions for various PSYA3 and PSYA4 topics which you can find by clicking the latest posts button above and scrolling through the list.
Disclaimer: My predictions are just that – my own thoughts on what I think will come up for this topic and is by no means guaranteed. It is always wise to learn everything just to be safe but hopefully these predictions will give you an idea of what has and hasn’t come up and what I would personally be focusing on the most. Even though my track record for A2 predictions tends to be fairly good, It is never smart to go in without preparing for all the topics! Right, with that out the way lets examine this topic a bit more.
Eating behaviours is a popular third topic behind usually Gender (which is coming tomorrow evening!) and I’ve actually covered all the possible essay questions you can get with model essay answers in my ebook. Just to clarify if you are not aware, after these exams there are no more retakes so you really have to nail them otherwise you can’t improve your psychology grade without studying the new specification from scratch and going through all the exams for it. So in short if you are studying eating behaviours as one of your topics then I would highly recommend checking out my ebook on the right which covers all the topics in immense detail with A* model essays for every question. This is the same ebook thousands of last years Loopa students used to score the phenomenal grades you see on the site. You can download it instantly on purchase too so theres no waiting.
The possible essay questions that can come up for this topic that you NEED to know are:
- Attitudes to food and eating behaviour
- Explanations for the success and failure of dieting
- Neural mechanisms in eating behaviour
- Evolutionary explanations of food preference
- Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa
- Biological explanations for anorexia nervosa
- Psychological explanations for bulimia nervosa
- Biological explanations for bulimia nervosa
If you don’t have prepared essays for these topics – click the ebook above and download all of them instantly. All of them are top banding essay answers.
Eating Behaviour 2017 Predictions For PSYA3
So last year we had a full 24 marker question that was based on biological explanations of either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. This helps us rule these two topics out and shifts out focus to others – here are my thoughts on what you should give particular priority to based on the fact that they haven’t appeared in quite some time.
- Neural mechanisms in eating behaviour – This is the MOST overdue question overall last appearing way back in January 2012. Its the one to basically watch out for the most I think.
- Attitudes to food and eating behaviour – This is actually the SECOND most overdue question overall last making an appearance in 2013. I think its one to definitely go in prepared for.
- Psychological explanations of either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa – The third most overdue question overall and as the last exam window focused on biological explanations, it stands to reason this should now be considered as a possibility as it last made an appearance only as a broad question in June 2013. It could now have a question specific to it (which its never had) so for this reason its my third most anticipated question.
So these are my thoughts and the 3 most important and likely essays I would be expecting personally going into the exam. As always its best to learn everything but hopefully now that you know which topics are the most overdue this should help you with revision for AQA psychology.
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