Revision Checklist

I was getting abit confused with what i actually needed to know so i made a revision checklist from the AQA A AS psychology specification. Hope this helps you if you are in the same situation.

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Biological Psychology - Stress Research Done
Stress as a bodily response
The body's response to stress
the pituitary-adrenal system in outline
the sympathomedullary pathway in outline
Stress-related illness and the immune system
Stress in everyday life
Life changes
Daily hassles
Workplace stress
Personality factors
Type A behaviour
Emotion-focused to coping with stress
Problem-focused approaches
Psychological methods of stress management,
Physiological methods of stress management
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Drugs
Social Psychology - Social Influence Research Done
Social influence
Types of conformity - compliance
identification
internalisation,
Explanations of why people conform, including informational
social influence and normative social influence
Obedience
Milgram's work and
Explanations of why people obey
Social influence in everyday life
Explanations of independent behaviour
How people resist pressures to conform
How people resist pressures to obey authority
The influence of individual differences on independent behaviour,
including locus of control
Implications for social change of research into social influence
Individual Differences - Psychopathology (Abnormality) Research Done
Defining and explaining Psychological abnormality
· Definitions of abnormality
deviation from social norms limitations associated with these
definitions of psychological abnormality
failure to function adequately limitations associated with these
definitions of psychological abnormality
deviation from ideal mental health limitations associated with
these definitions of psychological abnormality
Key features of the biological approach to psychopathology
Key features of psychodynamic approach to psychopathology
Key features of behavioural approach to psychopathology,
Key features of cognitive approach to psychopathology,
Treating abnormality
Biological therapies
Drugs
ECT
Psychological therapies
psychoanalysis
systematic de-sensitisation
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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