AS AQA Psychology cognitive and attachment possible 12-markers

This is basically all the 12 markers that have previously come up in exams and are likely to come up again. this is useful for making essay plans and just testing yourself :)

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12 Mark Unit 1 Questions
Cognitive- Memory
Example Questions:
Outline and evaluate the multi-store model of memory (12)
A02 points=
View that there are separate memory stores is supported by a variety of evidence
View that STM & LTM are unitary stores has been challenged
Model has been challenged its ideas about the role of rehearsal
Outline and evaluate the working model of memory (12) Jan 2011
A02 points=
View that there are separate working memory stores is supported by experimental
evidence
View that there are separate working memory stores is supported by case study evidence
The model has been criticised for not telling us enough about how the central executive
works
Outline and evaluate models of memory (12)
A02 points=
See points above
Outline and evaluate what research has told us about misleading information and the
accuracy of EWT (12)
A02 points=
Research in this area has been useful to the police
A problem with the research is that it lacks ecological validity
There is contradictory evidence about the role of misleading information and the accuracy
of EWT
Outline and evaluate what research has told us about anxiety and accuracy of EWT (12) June
2009
A02 points=
Research in this area has been useful to the police
There are ethical and practical difficulties in carrying out research into anxiety and accuracy
of EWT
There is contradictory evidence about the role of anxiety and the accuracy of EWT
Outline and evaluate what research has told us about age of witness and accuracy of EWT (12)
June 2011
A02 points=
Research in this area has been useful to the police
Research in this area tends to lack ecological validity
Own age bias can reduce the validity of findings into age and EWT
Outline and evaluate what research has told us about eye witness testimony (12)
A02 points= See points above
Outline and evaluate what research has told us about the factors affecting the accuracy of EWT
(12)
A02 points= See points above
Outline and evaluate what psychologists have told us about the use of cognitive interviews in
improving accuracy of EWT (12)

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There is evidence to support the use of a cognitive interview
Police forces use it in different ways making it difficult to assess its effectiveness
Its limited in usefulness for some types of witnesses (e.g.…read more

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A02 points=
Advantages/Disadvantages surrounding the use of a meta analysis
The dominance of secure attachments suggests it is a universal type and therefore
supports Bowlby's theory
The use of the strange situation to gather research is problematic as it may be bias towards
western cultures
Outline and evaluate what research has shown about the effects of disruption of attachment
(12)
A02 points=
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