Hwk – Outline and evaluate explanations of conformity (8 marks)
Conformity is a form of social influence and is the tendency to copy other people's behaviour and attitudes from within a group.
Normative social influence occurs when a person desires to be liked and accepted by a...
Outline & Evaluate one or more Explanations of Why People Obey.
There are many reasons as to why people obey which have been justified gradually over several decades.
Milgram (1974) argued the fact that in an obedience situation, people tend to pass all sense of responsibility onto the...
Outline and Evaluate one or more explanations of why people obey
It has been found by Milgram that people obey for four main reasons these are; legitimate authority, the momentum of compliance, the agentic shift and passivity.
The first reason that Milgram found that people obey is because peopl
Outline and evaluate one or more explanations of why people obey
There is a choice given to people, either to obey or to disobey orders give by others. Some psychologists have researched into why people obey, and what factors cause them to do so.
An autonomous state is where an...
Psychologists have put forward different explanations of attachment, such as learning theory and Bowlby’s theory.
Outline and evaluate one or more explanations of attachment
One explanation of attachment is Bowlby’s theory who described attachment as "lasting psychological connectedness be
OUTLINE AND EVALUATE EVOLUTIONARY EXPLANATIONS OF FOOD PREFERENCES (4 MARKS + 16 MARKS)
Tastes experiences come from our taste receptors. These make us sensitive to a range of taste qualities.
For example, sweet foods are usually associated with carbohydrates that are a great so
Outline and evaluate two social psychological explanations of human aggression
Deindividuation theory is a social psychological explanation of aggression. It explains how rational individuals can become aggressive hooligans in a mob or crowd as it suggests that losing their...
Outline and evaluate biological explanations for schizophrenia (8+16marks).
It has been showed that schizophrenia has a tendency to run in different families. This implies that genes play a role. The closer the genetic relationship the more likely the people are to share the disorder....
Outline and evaluate psychological explanations of schizophrenia (24 marks)
Brown and Birley studied stressful life events in the role of relapse in schizophrenics. They found that 50% of people experience a stressful life event e.g. death, relationship break-up, job loss etc. in the 3...
Outline and Evaluate the Main Psychological Explanations of Forgetting in both the Short and Long Term Memory
Psychologists study memory because it is important to understand how a person remembers, how they forget, and whether memory is reliable source of past information; this research...
Outline and evaluate research into Conformity as an explanation of Human Social Behaviour
“Conforming” is when a person changes the way they act and think to fit in with the majority of people in a group to gain acceptance. Kelman (1958) said that there are 3 types of conformity, Compliance,
Outline and evaluate research on majority influence
There are two major studies in which we can look, at these are Asch and Zimbardo. Asked our student volunteers to take part in the vision test, all but one of the volunteers were colleagues of the experimenter. the volunteers were shown 3 lines th
Outline and evaluate research into the breakdown of romantic relationships. (24 marks)
One piece of research into the breakdown of romantic relationships conducted by Thibaut and Kelly, can explain why a relationship may breakdown using the Social Exchange Theory. A relationship may breakdown du
Outline and Evaluate the Behavioural Approach to Psychopathology
The behavioural model concentrates only on behaviours and the responses a person makes to their environment, these can be external or internal. Behaviourists have tended to focus their attention on the role of external events and be
Outline and evaluate research into obedience (Milgram)
Milgram carried out a series of studies to try to shed some light on the aspect of human behaviour. He studied a thousand participants who were representative of the general population. He discovered that under certain situational influences mo
Outline and evaluate Functionalist views of the role of the family in society. [33 marks]
Functionalism is a structuralist theory; this meaning that it sees social structure (the social organisation of society) as more important than individuals. Functionalist sociologists believe that people hav
Outline and Evaluate Issues Surrounding the Classification and Diagnosis of Depression
Scheff’s Labelling Theory is a process which involves labelling people with mental disorders when they produce behaviour that does not fit with socially constructed norms and labelling those who reflect ster
Outline and evaluate psychological therapies as treatments of Sz. (24 marks)
There are many psychological therapies used in the treatment of Sz. The use of drugs is common form of therapy however, it is thought treatment is more effective when used in conjunction with but psychological therapies wh
Outline and evaluate the Psychodynamic approach to abnormality (12marks)
It claims that personality develops in childhood through a number of ‘psychosexual stages’ and that too much or too little pleasure at one of these can lead to fixation and abnormal behaviour. For example between the...
Outline and evaluate two social psychological explanations
There are two social psychological approaches to aggression. These are social learning theory (SLT) and deindividuation theory (DT). Both these theories stress that aggression is a learnt process, they believe that aggression is...