AQA GCSE Psychology
Unit Code: 8182
How To Revise For GCSE Psychology
This section provides revision resources for the new 9-1 GCSE psychology specification for the AQA exam board. This specification is being taught from September 2017 with the first exams in June 2019.
The specification unit code is 8182.
- You can find the GCSE Specification for psychology here.
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When are the GCSE Psychology exams?
- The exam itself consists of two papers.
- Paper 1 has the unit code 8182/1.
- Paper 2 has the unit code 8182/2.
- The Paper 1 exam is on CANCELLED (PM) and is 1hr 45 minutes.
- The Paper 2 exam is on CANCELLED (PM) and is 1hr 45 minutes.
What topics will I be learning?
There are a total of 8 topics (chapters) within your GCSE Psychology course that you will need to learn.
Paper 1 will consist of the following topics:
- Research Methods
Paper 2 will consist of the following topics:
- Social Influence
- Language, Thought and Communication
- Brain Neuropsychology
- Psychological Problems
You can find all the chapters and revision resources covering everything you need to know for your exams below.
Chapter 1: Memory
- Processes of memory: encoding (input) storage and retrieval (output)
- Structures of memory
- Memory as an active process
Chapter 2: Perception
- Sensation and perception
- Visual cues and constancies
- Gibson’s direct theory of perception – the influence of nature
- Visual illusions
- Gregory’s constructivist theory of perception – the influence of nature
- Factors affecting perception
Chapter 3: Development
- Early brain development
- Piaget’s stage theory and the development of intelligence
- The role of Piaget’s theory in education
- The effects of learning on development
Chapter 4: Research Methods
- Formulation of testable hypotheses
- Types of variable
- Sampling methods
- Designing research
- Research procedures
- Planning and conducting research
- Ethical considerations
- Quantitative and qualitative data
- Primary and secondary data
- Descriptive statistics
- Interpretation and display of quantitative data
- Normal distributions
Chapter 5: Social Influence
- Prosocial behaviour
- Crowd and collective behaviour
Chapter 6: Language, Thought and Communication
- The possible relationship between language and thought
- The effect of language and thought on our view of the world
- Differences between human and animal communication
- Non-verbal communication
- Explanations of non-verbal behaviour
Chapter 7: Brain Neuropsychology
- Structure and function of the nervous system
- Neuron structure and function
- Structure and function of the brain
- An introduction to neuropsychology
Chapter 8: Psychological Problems
- An introduction to mental health
- How the incidence of significant mental health problems changes over time
- Effects of significant mental health problems on individuals and society
- Characteristics of clinical depression
- Theories of depression
- Interventions or therapies for depression
- Characteristics of addiction
- Theories of addiction
- Interventions or therapies for addiction
Past Exam Papers & Mark Schemes
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 1 Exam Paper 2019
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 2 Exam Paper 2019
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 1 Mark Scheme 2019
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 2 Mark Scheme 2019
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 1 Exam Paper 2018
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 2 Exam Paper 2018
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 1 Mark Scheme 2018
- AQA GCSE Psychology Paper 2 Mark Scheme 2018
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