Kenilworth School

Psychology Preparation

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form

Psychology Department-  Preparation Work

 

Task 1 - Reading

At the start of the course you will study the following topics:

 

  • Social Influence (Conformity & Obedience)
  • Memory (Multi-Store Model of Memory & Working Model of Memory)
  • Attachments (Harlow’s Study of Monkeys and Lorenz’s Geese)
  • Abnormal Psychology (Cognitive explantion of Depression & Behavioural explantion of OCD)

 

For each of the topics, try to find out some key studies and theories.

Some helpful website could be:

  • Simply Psychology
  • Tutor2u.
  • Youtube has plenty of webinars etc.

 

Task 2 – Research Methods

Studying how we do research is essential to psychology so we can assess the quality of research and conduct our own studies.

Psychologist use a number of research methods. See if you can find out a little about each of the methods below including a strength and a weakness.

Lab Experiment, Field Experiment, Observation, Case study, Questionnaire and an Interview,

Task 3 – Key terms

Completing a Glossary of terms to help you get a good start to your course.

 

Terms:

 

Conformity

Compliance

Internalisation

Normative Influence

Informational influence

Social Role

Deindividuation

Dehumanisation

Social Norm

Obedience

Agentic State

Authority figure

Legitimacy

Authoritarian personality

Fascism

Social Support

Locus of control

Minority influence

Social Change

Heroic individualism

Augmentation principle

Capacity in memory

Duration in memory

Coding in memory

Sensory memory store

STM

LTM

Episodic memory

Semantic memory

Procedural memory

Retroactive interference

Proactive interference

State dependent cues

Context-dependent cues

Leading question

Eye witness testimony

Weapons focus effect

Attachment

Maternal Deprivation

Imprinting

Classical conditioning

Operant conditioning

Monotropy

Critical period

The strange situation test

Secure attachment

Insecure avoidant attachment

Insecure resistant attachment

Delinquency

Affectionless psychopath

Disinhibited attachment