Evaluation & commentary in A2 Psychology
Use the 12 points in the table below to comment on each of the ideas and theories
Ask yourself these questions
What research support is there for the ideas/theory? Are findings contradictory or consistent? What do the studies show? What do they not show?
Strengths & weaknesses of the research
What can you say about the study’s: internal validity (consider confounds and threats); external (population & ecological) validity; methods used; way it dealt with ethical issues
Does the theory assume that men & women are the same (beta bias)? Or does the theory exaggerate differences between the genders (alpha bias)? What are the implications of the bias?
Is the theory based on the norms & values of western societies? Does the theory assume that what applies in the west also applies in non-western cultures (beta bias)? Or does the theory exaggerate differences between cultures? What are…