Psychology Revision Questions

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Psychology
Unit 1: Social, Biological and Developemental Psychology
Topic 1 ­ Biological Psychology
1. What is stress?
2. What happens in the body when reacting to a stressor?
3. What are the ways in which stress can be measured?
4. Is there evidence for a link between stress and illness?
5. What are the health issues caused by stress?
6. What did Friedman and Rosenman do?
7. Does all of this lead to a conclusion that there is a link between stress and illness?
8. What are the functions of the five basic sense organs?
9. What is meant by ESP?
10. What does telepathy mean?
11. What does clairvoyance mean?
12. What does precognition mean?
13. What does psychokinisis mean?
14. What are some arguments in favour and against ESP?
15. What is the function of a neuron?
16. Where are the axon, dendrite, cell body and synapse on a neuron?
17. Where is the cerebrum (frontal lobes, parietal lobes, temporal lobes and occipital
lobes) and where is the hypothalamus and the relevant gland (pituitary)
18. What are the functions of the parts of the brain?
19. What are the functions of the relevant glad?
20. What is a study of a brain-damaged individual you have studied?
21. How have these increased understanding of brain function?
22. What are the techniques used to examine the structures and activity in the
conscious brain?
Topic 2 ­ Social Psychology
1. What does prejudice mean?
2. What does stereotyping mean?
3. What does discrimination mean?
4. What are some examples of discrimination?
5. What are some procedures and findings of research into what causes predjudice?
6. What are some advantages and disadvantages of this research?
7. What are some ways of overcoming predjudice?
8. What is conformity?
9. What are some examples?
10. What are social roles?

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What are some examples of social roles?
12. What are some procedures and findings of research into conformity?
13. How do people conform to social rules?
14. Can you evaluate the above research?
15. What are some procedures and findings of research into the significance of physical
attractiveness in relationship formation?
16. What is the social exchange theory of relationships?
17. What is the three factor theory of love?
18. Can you evaluate the above research and theories?
Topic 3 ­ Developmental Psychology
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Unit 2: Cognitive Psychology, Individual Differences; and Ethics and
Research Issues in Psychology
Topic 1 ­ Cognitive Psychology
1. What is the importance of EWT in adults?
2. What are some experiments of this?
3. What are some factors affecting EWT?
4. Can you evaluate this theory?
5. What are schemas?
6. How can schemas lead to stereotypes?
7. What is the function of the iris, pupil, lens, retina, optic nerve and cornea?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each sampling technique?
10. What are some different types of experimental design?
11. How can you calculate the mean?
12. How can you calculate the median?
13. How can you calculate the mode?
14. What are bar charts and scattergraphs?
15. What interpretations can you make from bar charts and scattergraphs?
16. What are some ethical issues?
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