Individual Differences (abnormality) past exam questions

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Individual Differences
A June 12
1a One definition of abnormality is deviation from social norms. Identify and explain one other
definition of abnormality (3 marks)
1b Evaluate the definition of abnormality that you identified in your answer to 1a (4 marks)
2a What is meant by a case study? (2 marks)
2b Outline one weakness of using a case study as a method of investigation (2 marks)
3 Which two of the following statements apply to cognitive approach to psychopathology? Tick the
two correct boxes (2 marks)
4 Outline the biological approach to psychopathology (5 marks)
5 Psychoanalysis is beneficial therapy for some people. However, it has limitations. Evaluate
psychoanalysis as a therapy (6 marks)
B Jan 12

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Abnormality can be defined as the `failure to function adequately'
Outline and evaluation this definition of abnormality (6marks)
3 Select 3 statements that describe the psychodynamic approach (3 marks)
4 Outline the biological approach to abnormality (4 marks)…read more

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Identify 1 psychological therapy that Hugh could consider and explain why it might help him (3
C June 11
1 (4 marks)
2a Identify one definition of abnormality that could describe Diane's behaviour (1 mark)
2b Explain your choice (2 marks)
2c Explain 1 limitation of this way of defining abnormal behaviour (3 marks)
3a Outline what's involved in psychoanalysis (3 marks)…read more

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Outline what's involved in systematic de-sensitisation (3 marks)
4 Outline and evaluation the biological approach to psychopathology (8marks)
D January 11
1 Identify 1 definition of abnormality and explain 1 limitation associated with this definition (3marks)
2 (4marks)
3a Describe systematic de-sensitisation as a method of treating abnormality (3marks)
3b Explain 1 weakness of systematic de-sensitisation (2marks)
4 Outline and evaluate the psychodynamic approach to abnormality (12 marks)
E June 10
1a Outline 2 definitions of abnormality (3+3marks)…read more

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Choose 1 and describe a limitation associated with it (2marks)
3a Outline keyfeatures of the psychodynamic approach to psychpathology (4marks)
3b Evaluate the behavioural approach to psychopathology (4 marks)
4a (4marks)
4b The patient doesn't want ECT. He then suggests CBT.…read more


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