AS Psychology Mock Exam

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AS Psychology Mock Exam ­ Time limit 2 hours
Answer all questions from section A
Section A
1. From Reicher and Haslam's BBC prison study:
Describe how the sample was recruited [2]
2. Briefly describe the cost benefit theory suggested by Piliavin, Rodin and Piliavin to
explain how people behave when deciding whether to help a victim. [4]
3. Outline two practical problems which may have occurred in the subway in the Piliavin
study on bystander behaviour (4)
4. Freud's study of Little Hans was a `case study'.
(a) Outline one strength of the `case study' research method used by Freud. [2]
(b) Outline one weakness of the `case study' research method used by Freud. [2]
5. From the study by Baron-Cohen
Identify one difference in the performance of the Autistic adults and the Tourettes
syndrome adults (2)
6. From the study by Savage-Rumbaugh explain why the Pygmy chimpanzees may not
have been representative of their own species (2)
7. Describe the procedure used for the second experiment by Loftus & Palmer on
eyewitness testimony (4)
8. From Freud's study on little Hans, briefly describe one of little Hans' dreams or
fantasies (2)
9. Describe two ethical problems in the study by Bandura on aggression (4)
10. From the study by Samuel & Bryant
A) Describe how the age of the children affected their ability to conserve (2)
B) Describe how the type of task affected the participants' ability to conserve (2)
11. From Sperry's split brain study
A) Identify one difference between `split brain' patients and `normal' people in their
ability to identify objects by touch alone (2)
B) Explain why in everyday life `split brain' patients do not have the problems
identified in this study (2)

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From Reicher & Haslam's prison study outline two reasons why the prisoners were
given uniforms to wear (4)
Section A Total
Answer all questions from Section B
Section B
13. Choose one core study below;
Piliavin, Rodin and Piliavin (1969) Good Samaritanism; an underground phenomenon?
Loftus & Palmer (1974) Reconstruction of automobile destruction.…read more


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