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Psychology

List of all questions from 2011 to 2016 exams

SECTION A

Biological level of analysis


1. Explain how one hormone influences human behavior. (2011 May)
2. Explain how one or more neurotransmitters affect human behavior. (2011 November)
3. Describe one study related to localization of function in the brain. (2012 May)
4. Explain how one principle of the biological level of analysis may be demonstrated in one empirical
study or theory. (2012 November)
5. Outline two effects of neurotransmission on human behaviour. (2013 May)
6. Describe ethical considerations related to one study at the biological level of analysis. (2013 November)
7. Outline how one principle that defines the biological level of analysis has been demonstrated in one
example of research (theory or study). (2014 May)
8. Explain how genetic inheritance may influence one behaviour, with reference to one relevant
research study. (2014 November)
9. Describe one evolutionary explanation of one behaviour. (2015 May)
10. Describe one study related to localization of function in the brain. (2015 November)
11. Describe the function of one hormone in human behaviour. (2016 May)

Cognitive level of analysis


1. Outline one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process. (2011 May)
2. Outline two principles that define the cognitive level of analysis. (2011 November)
3. Describe one ethical consideration related to one research study at the cognitive level of analysis.
(2012 May)
4. Explain how one biological factor may affect one cognitive process. (2012 November)
5. Explain how one principle that de nes the cognitive level of analysis may be demonstrated in one
example of research (theory or study). (2013 May)
6. Explain the reliability of one cognitive process with reference to one relevant study. (2013 November)
7. With reference to one research study, explain how one biological factor may affect one cognitive
process. (2014 May)
8. Outline two principles that define the cognitive level of analysis. (2014 November)
9. Explain why one particular research method is used at the cognitive level of analysis. (2015 May)
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10. Describe one ethical consideration related to one research study at the cognitive level of analysis.
(2015 November)
11. Explain how one principle that defines the cognitive level of analysis may be demonstrated in one
example of research (theory or study). (2016 May)

Sociocultural level of analysis


1. Describe one theory or study on the formation of stereotypes. (2011 May)
2. Describe one study relevant to social learning theory. (2011 November)
3. Outline how one principle that de nes the sociocultural level of analysis has been demonstrated in
one example of research (theory or study). (2012 May)
4. Distinguish between the concepts of emic and etic. (2012 November)
5. Describe one cultural dimension of human behaviour. (2013 May)
6. Explain one compliance technique. (2013 November)
7. Describe one effect of stereotypes on one behaviour. (2014 May)
8. Outline social learning theory with reference to one relevant study. (2014 November)
9. Outline social identity theory with reference to one relevant study. (2015 May)
10. Outline how one principle that defines the sociocultural level of analysis has been demonstrated in
one example of research (theory or study). (2015 November)
11. Describe the role of situational and dispositional factors in explaining behaviour. (2016 May)

SECTION B

Biological level of analysis


1. Discuss the use of brain imaging technologies to investigate the relationship between biological
factors and behaviour. (2011 May)
2. Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis, with
reference to one or more studies. (2011 November)
3. Discuss one example of how cognition and physiology interact to affect behaviour. (2012 May)
4. With reference to psychological research (theories and/or studies), to what extent does genetic
inheritance influence behaviour? (2012 November)
5. Discuss how and why two research methods are used at the biological level of analysis. (2013 May)
6. Evaluate the use of two brain imaging technologies in investigating the relationship between
biological factors and behaviour. (2013 November)
7. Discuss how cognition and physiology interact to affect one behaviour. (2014 May)
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8. Discuss how and why one particular research method is used at the biological level of analysis.
(2014 November)
9. Discuss the use of brain imaging technology in investigating the relationship between biological
factors and behaviour. (2015 May)
10. Discuss one or more effects of the environment on one or more physiological processes.
(2015 November)
11. Discuss one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour. (2016 May)

Cognitive level of analysis


1. To what extent is one cognitive process reliable? (2011 May)
2. Outline schema theory. Evaluate schema theory with reference to studies. (2011 November)
3. Discuss the use of technology in investigating one cognitive process. (2012 May)
4. With reference to relevant studies, discuss how and why two particular research methods (for
example, experiments, case studies, interviews, observations) are used at the cognitive level of
analysis. (2012 November)
5. Evaluate one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process. (2013 May)
6. Discuss how social and/or cultural factors affect one cognitive process. (2013 November)
7. Evaluate one model or theory of one cognitive process. (2014 May)
8. Discuss how cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion. (2014 November)
9. Discuss two ethical considerations related to research studies at the cognitive level of analysis.
(2015 May)
10. Discuss how and why one particular research method is used at the cognitive level of analysis.
(2015 November)
11. Evaluate one model or theory of one cognitive process. (2016 May)

Sociocultural level of analysis


1. Discuss factors influencing conformity. (2011 May)
2. Evaluate social identity theory with reference to relevant studies. (2011 November)
3. Evaluate research (theories and/or studies) on conformity. (2012 May)
4. Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the sociocultural level of analysis. (2012
November)
5. Evaluate social identity theory. (2013 May)
6. Discuss how and why one particular research method is used to investigate behaviour at the
sociocultural level of analysis. (2013 November)
7. Discuss factors influencing conformity. (2014 May)
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8. Evaluate research (theories and/or studies) on conformity to group norms. (2014 November)
9. Examine the use of two compliance techniques. (2015 May)
10. Discuss the role of one cultural dimension on human behavior. (2015 November)
11. Discuss two or more factors influencing conformity. (2016 May)