• Home   /  
  • Archive by category "1"

Aqa Psychology Unit 3 Model Essays

AQA Psychology Unit 3 7182 Schizophrenia Model Essay Answers

Covering year 13 (A level) for AQA psychology unit 3 and the schizophrenia topic. This ebook has model essay answers for every possible question in this exam all nicely split between theory and evaluation.

This ebook is instantly available to download upon purchase – no waiting required.

Category: 7182Tags: 7182, A level Psychology, aqa psychology, Diathesis-stress, Dopamine Hypothesis, model essay answers, Negative Symptoms, Positive Symptoms, schizophrenia, The Interactionist Approach, unit 3

Product Description

AQA Psychology : Schizophrenia Model Essay Answers For Unit 3 (7182)

If you’re moving on to study or teach A level and into the second year of AQA psychology you will be doing unit 3 too as well as modified versions units 1 and 2 again. As part of unit 3 you will be given a selection of 9 possible topics and you will pick and study 3 of them – Schizophrenia is one of your possible choices and personally one of my favourites because its so damn easy.

This ebook covers the unit 3 schizophrenia topic completely following the specification exactly and is ideal for all students and teachers. You will be asked essay questions and this ebook covers every single possible question you can be asked and gives you A* model essays for every single one to get you into the top band. This ebook will save you literally months from having to create your own essays from scratch as everything is broken down nicely between theory (ao1) and evaluation (ao3) for you to source from for your own essays. This is a really useful revision pack for classroom learning too for teachers to use to supplement any notes they may have taken in class.

Every possible essay is covered including:

  • The classification of schizophrenia.
    • Positive symptoms of schizophrenia including hallucinations and delusions.
    • Negative symptoms of schizophrenia including speech poverty and avolition.
  • Reliability and validity in diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia including reference to co-morbidity, culture and gender bias and symptom overlap.
  • Biological explanations for schizophrenia: genetics, the dopamine hypothesis and neural correlates.
  • Psychological explanations for schizophrenia: family dysfunction and cognitive explanations including dysfunctional thought processing.
  • Drug therapy: typical and atypical antipsychotics.
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy and family therapy as used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
  • Token economies as used in the management of schizophrenia.
  • The interactionist approach in explaining and treating schizophrenia; the diathesis-stress model.

 

Please read the FAQ if you have any queries as most questions are answered there.

This ebook is for your own personal use only and must not be shared, uploaded or any of its contents distributed in any form as it is subject to copyright.


Since 2012 I've helped literally thousands of students achieve some amazing grades for A level Psychology and get into their chosen universities - Even schools across the UK now use my resources. If you're studying Psychology why not Follow me on Twitter, LIKE my Facebook page or subscribe to my YouTube channel and get tons of free resources and updates and see just how well you can do too.

You only study unit 3 (7182) if you are doing the full A level for psychology. This has numerous topics for you to pick from and you need to select 3 to study out of the list below (in addition to Issues and debates which is mandatory for everyone and part of section A). The roadmap below outlines your progress to unit 3.


AQA A Psychology Road Map


Below you have an outline of everything you study as part of unit 3. Issues and debates is mandatory meaning everyone must answer questions on this however the next sections allow you to pick topics. In total you need to pick 3 topics out of a possible 9 to study and answer questions on. The topics for unit 3 7182 are all detailed below with model essay answers for them which you can download.


  • Issues and debates in psychology for unit 3 is covered here.(click)

    Below is an outline of what you need to know for this.

    • Gender and culture in psychology – universality bias. Gender bias including androcentrism and alpha and beta bias; cultural bias, including ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.
    • Free will and determinism: hard determinism and soft determinism; biological, environmental and psychic determinism. The scientific emphasis on causal explanations.
    • The nature-nurture debate: the relative importance of heredity and environment in determining behaviour; the interactionist approach.
    • Holism and reductionism: levels of explanation in psychology. Biological reductionism and environmental (stimulus-response) reductionism.
    • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation.
    • Ethical implications of research studies and theory, including reference to social sensitivity.

You pick 3 topics to study and answer questions on from the list below which include:

One from: AggressionForensic psychologyAddiction

One from: SchizophreniaEating behaviourStress

One from: RelationshipsCognition and DevelopmentGender

Since 2012 I've helped literally thousands of students achieve some amazing grades for A level Psychology and get into their chosen universities - Even schools across the UK now use my resources. If you're studying Psychology why not Follow me on Twitter, LIKE my Facebook page or subscribe to my YouTube channel and get tons of free resources and updates and see just how well you can do too.

One thought on “Aqa Psychology Unit 3 Model Essays

Leave a comment

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *