PSYA4: ALL questions for Schizophrenia

All past paper questions up until Jan 2013 (including specimen papers) as well as other possible questions.

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PSYA4 Psychopathology: Schizophrenia
Past Paper Questions: Schizophrenia
Specimen Paper
Outline and evaluate one or more biological explanations for schizophrenia. In your evaluation
you should refer to research evidence. (9 marks + 16 marks)
January 2010
`Therapies can be time-consuming and, in some cases, uncomfortable for the client. It is, therefore, very
important to offer the most appropriate and effective type of treatment.'
Outline and evaluate two or more therapies used in the treatment of schizophrenia. (9 marks +
16 marks)
June 2010
`In an important and influential criticism of the diagnosis of mental illness, Rosenhan (1973) showed that
healthy `pseudopatients' could gain admission to psychiatric hospital by pretending to have auditory
hallucinations. Although systems of classification and diagnosis have changed considerably since the
1970s, many people still have concerns about their accuracy and appropriateness.'
Discuss issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis of schizophrenia. (9 marks + 16 marks)
January 2011
Outline clinical characteristics of schizophrenia. (5 marks)
Outline one psychological explanation of schizophrenia. (4 marks)
Evaluate psychological explanations of schizophrenia. (16 marks)
June 2011
`There is considerable evidence that schizophrenia is caused by biological factors. These can be genetic,
neuroanatomical, biochemical, viral or a combination of such factors.'
Discuss biological explanations of schizophrenia. (9 marks + 16 marks)
Jan 2012
Discuss issues associated with the classification and/or diagnosis of schizophrenia. (8 marks + 16
marks)
June 2012
Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia and one psychological therapy for
schizophrenia. (8 marks + 16 marks)
Jan 2013
Outline and evaluate one biological therapy for schizophrenia. (4 marks + 8 marks)
Outline and evaluate one psychological therapy for schizophrenia. (4 marks + 8 marks)

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PSYA4 Psychopathology: Schizophrenia
Other Possible questions:
Describe two explanations of the Schizophrenia (9 marks)
Evaluate these explanations of Schizophrenia (16 marks)
"Psychologists believe that Schizophrenia can be explained solely by biological factors"
Discuss this claim with reference to the above quotation.…read more

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salyyyma

this is extremely useful, thanks for uploading it!! :) just wondering did you do this for any of the other topics ?  

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