Perception Predictions June 2016 PSYA3
Next up – Perception predictions for June 2016 and the PSYA3 exam. This is actually a very short topic requiring much less essays than others but where it gets complicated is the concepts you have to learn for perception are all very new and very different. Therefore grasping it takes longer but content wise it’s much smaller.
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My Predictions For Perception June 2016
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I said last year this was a difficult topic to predict and even though I got my predictions correct – unfortunately it still continues to be hard to call with numerous questions in the running. Let me try narrow it down for you but ultimately I only feel comfortable ruling out two which were the last two which came up in recent exams- Check out my predictions table and thoughts below:
- Explanations of prosopagnosia (visual agnosia) – This hasn’t had an essay dedicated to it and it is well overdue. Therefore it is my frontrunner in this considering how overdue it is as I think AQA should look to get this question asked at least before the spec is phased out.
- Bruce and Young’s theory of face recognition – There’s so many possibilities but this one just pips it for me. A 12 marker was asked in June 2013 but it was a broad question not focusing on this one specifically. Prior to this a full essay last appeared in June 2011 which was 7 exam windows ago. This is therefore my third choice question to appear.
- Gibsons bottom up/direct theory of perception – I thought this was in the running last year as its only appeared as a 4 marker in June 2014 and quiet since 2013. I would say this one is definitely one to prepare for as a direct question for it hasn’t been asked where as Gregory’s top down indirect theory of perception did have a big question for it in June 2014. Therefore it is a possibility.
- Perceptual development including cross cultural studies – Hasn’t had anything asked for it since January 2013 and it was only a 4 marker then. Prior to that a full essay came up in January 2012 but that was a broad question allowing you to also write another essay on infant studies. Since then infant studies has had a 12 marker come up where as this one has been quiet. I would be leaning towards this one more personally because of this.
This topic and the way the questions have been asked (often splitting them or being broad) makes predicting them difficult but these are the 4 essays I would personally give the most focus to. Let me know your thoughts!
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