Psychology Question Paper

Topics: Psychology, Question, Psychological resilience Pages: 16 (1267 words) Published: February 7, 2015
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General Certificate of Education
Advanced Subsidiary Examination
January 2013

Psychology (Specification A)
Unit 2

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PSYA2

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Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and
Individual Differences

Monday 21 January 2013

Mark

6

9.00 am to 10.30 am

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You will need no other materials.

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Time allowed
 1 hour 30 minutes

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Instructions
 Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
 Fill in the boxes at the top of this page.
 Answer all questions.
 You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages.
 Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked.

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The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
 The maximum mark for this paper is 72.
 Question 13 should be answered in continuous prose. You may use the space provided to plan your answer. In Question 13, you will be assessed on your ability to:
– use good English
– organise information clearly
– use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.


(JAn13psyA201)

G/T87043

6/6/6/6

PSYA2

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Section A Biological Psychology
Answer all questions in the spaces provided.

Total for this question: 4 marks
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You are just about to cross the road when a car comes speeding round the corner and narrowly misses you. Afterwards, standing safely on the pavement, you notice that your mouth is very dry, your breathing is very fast and your heart is thumping. Using your knowledge of the body’s response to stress, explain why you are likely to have experienced these changes.

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Total for this question: 6 marks
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Research has shown that there is a relationship between stress and illness. Figure 1 below shows the number of days off work through illness in a year and scores on a stress questionnaire, where a high score indicates more stress. Figure 1

Relationship between days off work in a year
through illness and stress scores

Scores on stress...
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