PSYCHOLOGY J203 OCR Topic Questions

Content of Studies and applications in psychology 1

Criminal Psychology

1.Key Concepts

2.Theories/Explanations of why criminal/anti-social behaviour occurs

3.The Social Learning Theory

4.Eysenck’s Criminal Personality Theory

5.Application

6.The changing nature of punishment

Development

1.Key Concepts

2.Theories/Explanations Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

3.The Role of Learning on Development – Dweck’s Mindset Theory Willingham’s Learning Theory

4.Application

5.The changing role of education

Psychological Problems

1.Key Concepts

2.Theories/Explanations

3.Biological Explanation of Schizophrenia

4.Psychological Explanation of Schizophrenia

5.Theories/Explanations

6.Biological Explanation of Clinical Depression

7.Psychological Explanation of Clinical Depression

8.Application

9.The development of treatments

Content of Studies and applications in psychology 2

Social Influence

1.Key Concepts

Theories/Explanations

3.Situational Factors

4.Dispositional Factors

5.Application

6.Changing attitudes

Memory

1.Key Concepts

2.Theories/Explanations

3.The Multi-store Model of Memory

4.The Theory of Reconstructive Memory

5.Application

6.Techniques used for recall

Sleep and Dreaming

1.Key Concepts

Theories/Explanations

3.The Nature of Dreaming

4.The Freudian Theory of Dreaming

5.The Activation Synthesis

6.Theory of Dreaming

7.Application

8.Development of treatments for insomnia