AS Psychology Unit 2: Stress & Social Influence (All the studies you need to know)

This is a .doc file that contains all of the studies you will need to know to get an A on your Psychology AS Paper Unit 2, however this doesn't include Abnormality. In this document I also link to a YouTube channel that has been made by my teacher and it has very handy lectures that you can watch for recap.

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  • Created on: 04-06-14 20:47

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APFCCS stands for (Aims, Procedures, Findings, Conclusions, Criticisms & Strengths) I know
that criticisms can be positive two but I liked to separate them like that.
This type up is primarily based on video lectures done by my Psychology teacher Ms Maduka
you can find her videos here:


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P ­ 2700 navy men, filled in the SRE/SRRS before boarding for duty for life events within the
previous 6 months. (LCU) illness record was kept during the tour.
F ­ Positive correlation between CU and illness score, Men with low LCU also had fewer illnesses,
men with higher LCU…

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C ­ Uplifts can be beneficial to counteract negative experiences
C ­ Population validity
S ­ Use of questionnaires (Quantitative data easy to analyse and draw conclusions)

Marmot et al.
A ­ To see if there is a relationship between job workload and job control and illness
P ­ Longitudinal…

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F ­ After 8 ½ years twice as many type A participants had died from heart problems. Over 12% type
a participants had experienced heart attack, high blood pressure and higher cholesterol.
C ­ Personality type is high risk factor in stress related illness

C ­ Population validity
S ­…

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A ­ To see if ordinary people will obey a legitimate authority even when required to injure an
innocent person

P ­ Lab experiment at Yale uni, America, two confederates the researcher and the learner and one
real ppt (the teacher), real participant always drew the role of the teacher…


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