Previous Questions (PSYA3)

Previous questions that have come up in the PSYA3 examinations up to June 2012.

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Previous Questions for PSYA3 (Up till June 2012)
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RELATIONSHIPS
· Discuss the relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour. (8 marks
+ 16 marks)
· Discuss research into the breakdown of romantic relationships. (8 marks + 16 marks)
· Discuss the influence of childhood and/or adolescent experiences on adult relationships. (9
marks + 16 marks)
· Describe and evaluate two or more theories of the formation of romantic relationships. (9 marks
+ 16 marks)
· Discuss research into the nature of relationships in different cultures. (9 marks + 16 marks)
· `To put it at its most basic, women want resources and men want to spread their genes.'
Discuss the evolutionary approach to explaining parental investment in humans (e.g. sex
differences, parent-offspring conflict). (25 marks)
AGGRESSION
· Outline and evaluate one or more social psychological theories of aggression. (8 marks + 16
marks)
· Discuss explanations of institutional aggression. (25 marks)
· Outline the role of genetic factors in aggressive behaviour. (4 marks)
· Outline and evaluate one social psychological theory of aggression. (5 marks + 16 marks)
· Discuss evolutionary explanations of human aggression. (9 marks + 16 marks)
· Discuss the role of neural and/or hormonal mechanisms in aggression. (9 marks + 16 marks)
· Outline research into institutional aggression. (4 marks)
· Discuss one or more evolutionary explanations of group display in humans. (4 marks + 16
marks)
EATING BEHAVIOUR
· Identify an eating disorder. Outline one explanation for this eating disorder. (4 marks)
· Discuss explanations for the success and/or failure of dieting. (4 marks + 16 marks)
· Discuss neural mechanisms involved in the control of eating behaviour. (8 marks + 16 marks)
· Outline one psychological explanation of one eating disorder. (5 marks)
· Outline and evaluate evolutionary explanations of food preference. (4 marks + 16 marks)
· Discuss the role of one or more factors that influence attitudes to food. (4 marks + 8 marks)
· Outline and evaluate the role of neural mechanisms in controlling eating. (5 marks + 8 marks)
· Discuss explanations of one eating disorder. (9 marks + 16 marks)
· `Dieting often fails because people are trying to go against their biological drive to eat.' Discuss
explanations for the success and/or failure of dieting. (25 marks)

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