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General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Examination January 2011
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Psychology (Specification A)
Unit 2 Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Wednesday 19 January 2011
You will need no other materials.
Time allowed 1 hour 30 minutes 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. Information The marks for questions are shown in brackets. The maximum mark for this paper is 72. Question 12 should be answered in continuous prose. You may use the space provided to plan your answer. In Question 12, you will be marked on your ability to: – use good English – organise information clearly – use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
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2 Section A Biological Psychology Answer all questions in the spaces provided.
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Total for this question: 8 marks 1 (a) The following are examples of stress in everyday life, some are life changes and some are daily hassles. From the list, select two examples of life changes and two examples of daily hassles. A B C D E F G H Divorce Household chores Room temperature Retirement from work Traffic jams Getting married Changing school Missing the bus
Life changes: select two from the list above and write one letter in each box. Daily hassles: select two from the list above and write one letter in each box. (4 marks) 1 (b) Explain what psychological research has shown about the stressful impact of either life changes...