Social Psychology past exam questions

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Social Psychology
A - June 12
1 (4 marks)
2 Outline and evaluate research into conformity (12 marks)
3 Explain what is mean by locus of control (4 marks)
4 Explain how a minority can bring about social change (4 marks)
B - Jan 12
1 (6 marks)
2 Explain why some people might resist pressures to conform (4 marks)

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Explain one or more reasons why people obey authority (6 marks)
4 Describe two ethical issues that can be illustrated by Milgram's research into obedience to
authority (4 marks)
5 How has social influence research helped our understanding of social change? (4 marks)
C - June 11
1 (12 marks)
2a Explain why it's sometimes necessary to deceive participants in social influence research (2 marks)
2b Describe one way in which deception has been dealt with in social influence research (2 marks)
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Explain what is meant by normative social influence
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2a Outline one advantage of conducting obedience research outside a lab setting (2 marks)
2b Outline one limitation of conducting obedience research outside a lab setting (2 marks)
3 Discuss one or more explanations of independent behaviour, for example, how people resist
pressures to conform or obey (8 marks)
4 (6 marks)
D ­ June 10
1a Milgram's experiments into obedience can be criticised as being unethical.…read more

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Explain how locus of control influences independent behaviour (4 marks)
4 (2marks)
5 Outline and evaluate explanations of conformity (8marks)
E ­ Jan 10
1a Explain what's meant by internalisation in the context of conformity (2marks)
1b Explain what's meant by compliance in the context of conformity (2marks)…read more

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What does the bar chat show about conformity? (4marks)
2b Most research into conformity takes place in a lab. Outline one strength of conducting research
into conformity in a lab (2marks)
3
3a (i) what type of locus of control does Petra's behaviour show? (1 mark)
3a (ii) what type of locus of control does Dan's behaviour show? (1 mark)
3a (iii) George didn't put his name forward as class rep.…read more

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Which one of the three students is most likely to resist pressures to conform? Explain choice
(4marks)
4 Describe how social influence research has contributed to our understanding of social change
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