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Topics: University of Cambridge, Nature versus nurture, Psychology Pages: 3 (646 words) Published: May 21, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level

PSYCHOLOGY Paper 2 Core Studies 2 SPECIMEN PAPER

9698/02
For Examination from 2012 1 hour 30 minutes

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2 Section A (50 marks) Answer both questions in this section. 1 Veale and Riley (mirror gazing) used a questionnaire to investigate the beliefs and behaviours of patients with BDD in front of mirrors. An alternative way to investigate this problem would be to conduct a field experiment in which participants who have or do not have BDD were observed out shopping to see how frequently they looked at themselves in plate glass windows and in mirrors in shops. (a) Describe the field experiment as a research method. (b) Describe how this alternative study could be conducted. [5] [10]

(c) Evaluate this alternative approach to studying this problem in psychology in practical and ethical terms. [10] 2 Demattè, Ősterbauer and Spence (smells and facial attractiveness) investigated the effect of olfactory cues on attractiveness of male faces to female participants. They asked the participants many relevant questions prior to the experiment but did not ask about their sexual orientation. (a) What is meant by ‘generalisation’? (b) To...
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