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GCE ­ AQA PSYCHOLOGY A ­ AS Award 1181
UNIT 2 ­ PSYA2 ­ 1 hour 30 minutes Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and
Individual Differences
UNIT 1 - Contents
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY ­ STRESS
Stress as a Bodily Response
1. The body's response to stress
(a) The Fight or Flight Response…

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Social influence in everyday life
1. How can people resist pressures to conform and pressures to obey? 21 2.
Conformist, anti-conformist, or independent? 21 - 22 3. What are the main ethical
principles in social research? 23 - 24 4. Would research into social influence as carried
out by Hofling,…

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BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY ­ STRESS
Stress as a bodily response
· The body's response to stress, including the pituitary-adrenal system and the
sympathomedullary pathway in outline
· Stress-related illness and the immune system
1. The body's response to stress
(a) The Fight or Flight Response
When people feel in danger or…

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(b) Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
Hans Selye (1956) defined stress as the non-specific response of the body to any
demand made upon it. This response reflects the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS),
the body's defence against stress. The body responds in the same way to any stressor,
whether it's environmental…

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GCE ­ AQA PSYCHOLOGY A ­ AS Award 1181
UNIT 2 ­ PSYA2 ­ 1 hour 30 minutes Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and
Individual Differences
UNIT 1 - Contents
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY ­ STRESS
Stress as a Bodily Response
1. The body's response to stress
(a) The Fight or Flight Response…

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Social influence in everyday life
1. How can people resist pressures to conform and pressures to obey? 21 2.
Conformist, anti-conformist, or independent? 21 - 22 3. What are the main ethical
principles in social research? 23 - 24 4. Would research into social influence as carried
out by Hofling,…

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BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY ­ STRESS
Stress as a bodily response
· The body's response to stress, including the pituitary-adrenal system and the
sympathomedullary pathway in outline
· Stress-related illness and the immune system
1. The body's response to stress
(a) The Fight or Flight Response
When people feel in danger or…

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(b) Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
Hans Selye (1956) defined stress as the non-specific response of the body to any
demand made upon it. This response reflects the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS),
the body's defence against stress. The body responds in the same way to any stressor,
whether it's environmental…

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