AS and A Level: Psychology

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Is Psychology a Science?

    5 star(s)

    This essay considers the subject of the scientific status of Psychology pretty thoroughly with balanced debate. The conclusion perhaps reflects the fact that just as the discipline of Psychology aims…

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Discuss research into stress-related illness and the immune system

    5 star(s)

    This is a great essay. It is not too long and doesn't try to pack in too many studies or too much procedural detail, but it is packed with analysis…

    • Essay length: 1188 words
    • Submitted: 07/03/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jo Wilcox 06/04/2012
  3. Marked by a teacher

    Critically evaluate whether Milgrams research on obedience was ethical

    4 star(s)

    Despite the point that modern ethical guidelines are more stringent, most of this essay has taken Milgram's side in defending his actions - so this conclusion doesn't really fit. This…

    • Essay length: 1629 words
    • Submitted: 07/01/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Jo Wilcox 06/04/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) sydneyhopcroft 24/03/2012
  4. Marked by a teacher

    I think that Social Psychology can only explain some of why football hooliganism happens

    4 star(s)

    The title of this essay is 'outline and describe.....' which does not include evaluation. However evaluation is included here and with some good points. Important to remember that there are…

    • Essay length: 1148 words
    • Submitted: 28/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Duckworth 03/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Edexcel (for A-levels)
  5. Marked by a teacher

    Outline findings and conclusions of research into cross-cultural variations in attachment. (6 marks)

    4 star(s)

    This essay is asking for an 'outline' which is given here. However it is also asking for conclusions so it is fine to add a couple of interpretative comments too.…

    • Essay length: 626 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Duckworth 20/05/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
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    Outline and evaluate different types of attachment

    4 star(s)

    A thoughtful attempt at outlining and evaluating types of attachment with awareness of some of the limitations and benefits.…

    • Essay length: 821 words
    • Submitted: 30/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Porras 08/04/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
  7. Marked by a teacher

    Outline and Evaluate 2 Cognitive Developmental Explanations of Gender Development

    4 star(s)

    Applications of these theories can be added to this essay - how is this useful in the real world? The essay considers with some reflection on the contribution of two…

    • Essay length: 1342 words
    • Submitted: 06/12/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Duckworth 16/07/2013
  8. Marked by a teacher

    Piaget's and Freud's Child development theories

    4 star(s)

    Knowledge and understanding are accurate and reasonably detailed. The structure and organisation of the essay is reasonably coherent although it would benefit from proofreading.4*…

    • Essay length: 1766 words
    • Submitted: 13/06/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Duckworth 20/05/2013
  9. Marked by a teacher

    Describe and Evaluate two or more explanations of the pro-social effects of the media (24)

    4 star(s)

    This essay makes a good attempt at answering the question with a balanced presentation of evidence for pro-social influence of the media. Remember to proofread…

    • Essay length: 903 words
    • Submitted: 29/04/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Porras 21/03/2013
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    Outline and evaluate the evolutionary theory of attachment.

    4 star(s)

    This essay is well structured. Some valid points are made - some need developing or explaining further. Think synoptically for deeper thinking.…

    • Essay length: 703 words
    • Submitted: 11/02/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Porras 30/03/2013
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A Psychology student studies the brain, the mind and behaviour and will gain some fascinating insights into why humans act as they do. At its root Psychology is a scientific subject and there will be the chance to design and run experiments to test theories you'll be covering. The range of topics you'll study will typically cover memory, development, abnormal behaviour, biological psychology and social psychology as well as some more specialised areas.

Psychology requires a keen analytical mind which can observe patterns and aberrations and of the utmost importance is the ability to express ideas and arguments well. Marked by Teachers allows you to benefit from essay examples which show you what examiners are looking for in this regard.

Psychology is a truly fascinating subject which allows you to become aware of the reasons for both conventional and unconventional human behaviour. You maywish to take the subject further but if you don't it is a good basis for degree level courses in Economics, Anthropology and Human Resources Management.

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