Section C Exam Questions

Here are lots of the Section C questions from about six different papers, hope it helps. All questions have the amount of marks that it is worth after them.

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1. (a) Describe key features of the behavioural approach to psychopathology. [4 marks]
(b) Outline one limitation of the behavioural approach to psychopathology. [2 marks]
2. One way of defining abnormality is to see whether or not someone meets the criteria for
mental health. Ivan has high selfesteem and a strong sense of identity.
(a) Describe two other criteria that you would expect Ivan to display if he were psychologically
healthy. [2 marks + 2 marks]
(b) Outline one weakness to defining abnormality in terms of mental health. [2 marks]
3. Sally often gets anxious for no apparent reason. She believes that people do not like her and
becomes distressed when she has to meet strangers, she is very nervous when faced with
new or unexpected situations. Sally has been referred to a therapist for psychoanalysis.
(a) Outline two techniques used in psychoanalysis. [2 marks + 2 marks]
(b) Sally asks whether there are any problems with this therapy. What would you tell her? [2
(c) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is another psychological therapy. Explain why this might
be an appropriate therapy for Sally's problems. [2 marks]
4. Describe the use of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) in treating abnormality. [4 marks]
5. (a) Outline two definitions of abnormality [3 marks + 3 marks]
(b) Choose one of these definitions and describe a limitation associated with it [2 marks]
6. Outline key features of the psychodynamic approach to psychopathology. [4 marks]
7. The behavioural approach assumes that abnormal behaviour is learnt through classical
conditioning, operant conditioning and imitation. Evaluate the behavioural approach to
psychopathology. [4 marks]

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Dr Francis has been treating a patient with severe depression. He has been prescribing
antidepressant drugs and although, initially, the patient appeared to show some improvement,
it was only temporary. Dr Francis has offered her ECT but she knows very little about it.
(a) What information could Dr Francis give to the patient about this therapy? [4 marks]
(b) The patient decides not to have ECT and asks Dr Francis what other therapies are
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In the table below, write down which example matches each of the definitions in the table.
[3 marks]
Definition of abnormality Example of the definition
Failure to function adequately
Deviation from ideal mental health
Deviation from social norms
(b) Select two of the definitions given in the table and explain one limitiation of each [2 marks
+ 2 marks]
14. One assumption of the biological approach to psychopathology is that the abnormality is
inherited.…read more


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