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General Certificate of Education 1
Advanced Subsidiary Examination
January 2013 2

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Psychology (Specification A) PSYA2 4

Unit 2 Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and 5
Individual Differences 6

Monday 21 January 2013 9.00 am…

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Section A Biological Psychology

Answer all questions in the spaces provided.



Total for this question: 4 marks

1 You are just about to cross the road when a car comes speeding round the corner and
narrowly misses you. Afterwards, standing safely on the…

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2 Research has shown that there is a relationship between stress and illness.
Figure 1 below shows the number of days off work through illness in a year and
scores on a stress questionnaire, where a high…

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2 (b) Outline one strength and one weakness of using correlations in stress research.

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3 Roy and Mick are members of a football team; both play to the same high standard.
Roy never minds if the team does not win; he just enjoys playing with his team-mates
and spending time with…

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4 Long-term stress is often accompanied by psychological and physical changes.
Drug therapy is sometimes used to reduce these effects of stress.

Outline drug therapy as a method of stress management.

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5 Outline stress inoculation therapy as a method of stress management.

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Section B Social Psychology

Answer all questions in the spaces provided.



Total for this question: 6 marks

6 Some psychologists criticise Milgram's research into obedience to authority, in terms of
both methodological issues and ethical issues.

Explain two criticisms of Milgram's research.

Criticism…

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7 When you are a passenger on a train, you are much more likely to move to another
seat if the ticket collector tells you to move than if another passenger tells you to do so.

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8 Explain how social influence research helps us to understand social change.

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