Cognitive Personality and Biological Factors- Essay Plan

Here's an essay plan on the subject of cognitive, personality and biological factors that underlie anomalous experiences. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most to write on. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.


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Cognitive, Personality and Biological Factors

1. Cognitive factors-Wiseman and Watt said there were 4 cognitive explanations:
general cognitive ability, finding links between distantly related materials,
probability misjudgement and fantasy proneness.

2. Critical Point 1: There is conflicting evidence about whether cognitive ability is linked
to paranormal experiences and beliefs. Jones…

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11. Critical Point 1: There is strong evidence for the role of dopamine in how much
people believe in the paranormal. Brugger found that people with high levels of
dopamine in their brains were more likely to find significance in coincidence and pick
out meaning when there is none. Also…


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