Psychology - Unit 1, Topic 1

 WJEC GCSE Psychology - Unit 1, Topic 1

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What was the Social Readjustment Rating Scale?
A list of 'common life events' created by Holmes and Rahe. It Included 43 different events with varying LCU's (life changing units)
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What type of study was Rahe et al's into LCU score and illness.
Correlational
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How many participants did Rahe use?
2500 Navy Seamen
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What was the method of the study?
The participants were given a form of the SRRS to complete just before they set sail on military duty. They had to indicate all of the events they had experiences over the previous 6 months.
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What were the results of Rahe's Study?
Higher LCU scores were found to be linked with a higher incidence of illness over the next seven months.
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What is a suitable conclusion for the study?
The stress involved in the changes what life events bring is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
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What was the aim of Delongis' research?
Compare a life events scale with their own hassles scale, considering the affects of 'uplifts'..
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The sample used was...
100 45-64 year old, predominantly well educated people.
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What did he find?
The frequency and intensity of hassles were significantly correlated with overall health status and bodily symptoms
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What was the aim of Friedman and Rosenman's study?
To investigate the links between Type A behaviour patters and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
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What sample was used?
3000, 39-59 year old american males.
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What was the method of the study?
The participants were assessed for their personality characteristic's, using interviews and observation. At the start of the study none of them had CHD.
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____ years later, after the study was complete, ______ of the participants had developed CHD.
8, 257
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Of those diagnosed with CHD, what percentage were classed as 'type A'
70%
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What is the definition of telepathy?
The supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses.
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What is the definition of psychokinesis?
The supposed ability to move objects by mental effort alone.
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What is the definition of Clairvoyance?
The supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses.
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What is the definition of Precognition?
Foreknowledge of an event, esp. foreknowledge of a paranormal kind.
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Who researched into the affects of intercessory prayer and what results did he find
Sicher et al. (1998), found that those with pray received fewer symptoms. e.t.c
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Robertson's prediction seems less impressive when you know that
He was an ex boatman.
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