The unique approach of this book is that it provides comprehensive coverage of only the most popular areas of the AQA A A2 specification: relationships, pro- and anti-social behaviour, biological rhythms, cognitive development, social and personality development, evolutionary explanationsof human behaviour, psychopathology, treating mental disorders, plus issues, debates and approaches. This core textbook offers students the opportunity to improve their grades and have their very own expert to take home the friendly examiner - The Complete Companion!
This textbook has been fully revised in line with the 2009 AQA (A) specification for A2 Level. It is packed with interactive learning features including how science works, check your understanding, explaining the specifications and key research.
This thoroughly updated edition of the bestselling Psychology for A2 Level has been written specifically for the new AQA-A Psychology A2-level specification for teaching from September 2009. It is the ideal follow-up to AS Level Psychology, 4th edition by the same author, but also to any AS-level textbook. This full-colour book, which builds on the ideas and insights explored at AS Level to promote a deeper understanding of psychology, is written in an engaging and accessible style by a highly experienced author. It incorporates contributions, advice and feedback from a host of A-Level teachers and psychologists including Philip Banyard, Evie Bentley, Clare Charles, Diana Dwyer, Mark Griffiths and Craig Roberts. At this level, students select options from a range of specified topics and this book includes chapters on all of the compulsory and optional topics that are on the new A2 syllabus in sufficient depth for the requirements of the course. It has a new focus on the nature and scope of psychology as a science with an emphasis on how science works, and guidance on how to engage students in practical scientific research activities. Presented in a clear, reader-friendly layout, the book is packed with advice on exam technique, hints and tips to give students the best chance possible of achieving the highest grade. The book is supported by our comprehensive package of online student and teacher resources, A2 Psychology Online. Student resources feature a wealth of multimedia materials to bring the subject to life, including our new A2 revision guide and A2 Workbook, multiple choice quizzes, revision question tips, interactive exercises and podcasts by key figures in psychology. Teacher resources include a teaching plan, chapter-by-chapter lecture presentations, and classroom exercises and activities.
"Precisely targeted at AQA A Level Psychology, specification A. It will also be of interest to those who are new to psychology, and who want to get a flavour of the kinds of topics in which psychologists are interested"--Preface, p. vii.
The Complete Companions for AQA 'A' are written by authors Mike Cardwell and Cara Flanagan. Each component in this series is designed to be used independently and also to interlock with each other to provide full support for students. The A2 Mini Companion provides students with the essential facts they need to do well in the A2 AQA 'A' exams. This portable little book concisely provides the underpinning knowledge students need as they revise for their exams and acts as a lesson-by-lesson summary as students work through the course. Although designed to be used independently this book also interlocks seamlessly with each A2 title in the Complete Companions for AQA 'A' series to provide staged support for students - knowledge and study support, revision and exam practice.
The exam books have been carefully written using student friendly language and a layout you will find easy to understand. Each topic has been broke down into EXAM NOTES which are more concise than general psychology text books but more comprehensive than standard revision guides. These books have been specially developed and written by experienced teachers and examiners to help students achieve the best possible grade in their psychology exam. ü Reduce frustration - All exam notes are presented in an easy way for you to learn ü Prevent nail biting - No more “I don’t get this!” Key theories and studies are written in an easy peasy friendly way. ü Prevent Hair loss - Don’t pull your hair out over the evaluation part. We have written it all for you! ü Reduce panic attacks - We have given you lots of exam questions at the end of the exam notes to practise (to prevent shock in the real exam if you haven’t seen any before!). ü Prevent confusion - Use the revision checklist as you study to tell you what and how much you need to know. Visit www.psychologyzone.co.uk the only dedicated A Level Psychology website which has over 1000 exam questions and model answers, exam notes, exam advice and much more. Register onto the website and use the examGenerator tool. You can search for exam style questions with model answers or mark schemes and create your own revision or mock paper.
Written by a senior examiner, Jean-Marc Lawton, this AQA(A) A2 Psychology Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 4: Psychology in Action and Research Methods.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grademeets 2012 specification changes
Psychology for A2 Level is a highly readable textbook, which has been written for the new A2 Psychology syllabus of the AQA Specification A (formerly AEB) and is aimed specifically at students pursuing their studies in psychology beyond AS level. It is an ideal follow-up to any AS level textbook, but in particular the best-selling Psychology for AS Level by the same authors. A supporting CD-Rom of AS/A2 teaching resources is free to teachers who recommend either of these textbooks to their students. This A2 level text, which builds on the ideas and insights explored at AS level to promote a deeper understanding of psychology, is written in an accessible, engaging style by highly experienced authors. The areas covered are: Social Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Comparative Psychology and Individual Differences. There are also chapters on Perspectives in Psychology and on the assessed coursework. At this level, students select options from the range of specified topics, and each topic within the syllabus is covered in sufficient depth for the requirements of A2. The book includes a number of helpful features: * tailored to the new AQA(A) specification so that students can easily use the text for their A2 studies * mapped clearly and comprehensively to the requirements of three parts of the A2 assessment: Options paper; Synoptic paper; and Coursework * careful explanations that are easy to read and enable clear understanding * case studies of real life examples * important key studies, each with critical evaluation and discussion points * detailed end-of-chapter summaries * exam-style questions to test understanding and to give exam practice * suggested activities and self-assessment questions to stimulate thought and interpretation * suggestions for further reading, in print and on-line * many illustrations and humorous drawings to reinforce learning objectives * tips and suggestions for studying, learning, choosing options and preparing for exams and coursework * glossary of key terms. Further information and resources related to AS and A2 level psychology can be found at the Psychology Press A-level website: www.a-levelpsychology.co.uk.