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CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICAL

What was the aim/purpose of your practical investigation? (2 marks)

To summarise two news articles examining eye witness testimony to determine whether or not
it is reliable.

Describe how you went about gathering and/or analysing the data for your practical
investigation. (3 marks)

I searched the internet…

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the time of the rape. Valence, which is the importance of the event for the eyewitness in
terms of emotion, seems to affect memory in a U curve as the Yerkes Dodson law shows.
Emotion can heighten recall but too much can reduce accuracy. Here the emotions were
likely to…

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CHILD PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICAL

What was the aim/purpose of your practical investigation? (2 marks)
To conduct a conduct a content analysis of several newspaper articles to determine the positive
and negative effects of daycare, to see if it is harmful or beneficial for children.



Describe how you went about gathering and/or…

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parents are not as good as childcare, but that parents need support themselves. This is only
briefly mentioned, with the articles focusing on punishing `unruly' families.
Bowlby's theories of attachment and maternal deprivation strongly suggest that a child needs
their main attachment figure at least until they have passed the…

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