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  • 1. Child Psychology: Mock 1 1. Define what is meant by child psychology (2 AO1) 2. The strange situation procedure is an example of a structured observation used to record the behaviour of children. Describe the use structured observation as a research method used in child psychology. (2 AO1) 3. Compare the use of structured observation with naturalistic observation focusing on issues such as reliability, validity and ethics (5 AO2) 4. Evaluate the case study as a research method used i child psychology with regard to reliability, validity and ethics (5 AO2) 5. Describe Bowlby’s theory of attachment (4 AO1) 6. Describe and evaluate research into deprivation/separation, including Bowlby’s maternal deprivation hypothesis (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 2. Child Psychology: Mock 2 1. Describe what is meant by attachment (2 AO1) 2. Explain the difference between deprivation and privation (2 AO1) 3. Explain two features which makes case studies a good choice of research method in child psychology (4 AO1) 4. Studies have been done to look at the effects of deprivation. Evaluate the findings (results and/or conclusions) of such studies. (5 AO2) 5. Evaluate Bowlby’s theory of attachment (5 AO2) 6. Discuss the extent to which the effects of privation are reversible (12 AO1/AO2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 3. Child Psychology: Mock 3 1. Describe what is meant by the evolutionary basis of attachment (3 AO1) 2. Describe what is meant by day-care (3 AO1) 3. The strange situation procedure is one procedure that has been used cross- culturally to assess different attachment types. Explain why cross-cultural research is carried out when studying children. (2 AO1) 4. Compare the use of cross sectional studies and longitudinal studies in child psychology (5 AO2) 5. Evaluate Ainsworth’s research into attachment (5 AO2) 6. Jessica is 18 months old and lives with her mother, Hayley who is 21. They live in a run-down high rise estate. Hayley doesn’t have much money and although she loves spending time with Jessica at home, she has decided to go back to college three days a week to improve her job prospects. Hayley is trying to decide whether to leave Jessica with her mum who has offered to help or to enrol her in the college nursery. From your knowledge of child psychology, what advice would you give to Hayley? Use psychological theory, studies and concepts in your answer. (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 4. Child Psychology: Mock 4 1. Describe what is meant by separation anxiety. (3 AO1) 2. Describe the use of naturalistic observation in child psychology (3 AO1) 3. Describe the characteristics of autism (4 AO1) 4. Schaffer and Emerson (1964) conducted a longitudinal study of the development of attachment in infants from birth up until the age of 18 months, visiting and the children many times to monitor signs of attachment such as stranger fear and separation anxiety. Evaluate the use of longitudinal studies such as this in child psychology, with reference to both strengths and weaknesses (4 AO2) 5. Nikita and Shaun have decided to separate and are considering a divorce. They have a young son, Joel to consider and are worried about any lasting effects their divorce may have on him. Using your knowledge of research you have studied in child psychology, outline the advice you might offer to Nikita and Shaun to reduce the effects of separation on Joel (4 AO2) 6. Discuss the contribution to child psychology made by Mary Ainsworth (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 5. Child Psychology: Mock 5 1. Why is it of interest whether the effects of privation are reversible? (2 AO1) 2. Describe one study of privation (3 AO1) 3. Using the findings of the case study of Genie (Curtiss, 1977), assess whether the effects of privation are reversible. (3 AO2) 4. Describe cross-cultural issues in child-rearing styles. (4 AO1) 5. Compare two studies of day care, one looking at the advantages and one looking at the disadvantages (6 AO2) 6. Nazam has been told that his son may have autism. Outline two ways in which his son’s development may be affected and describe two possible explanations for autism (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 6. Child Psychology: Mock 6 1. Describe the aim and procedure of one study in child Psychology other than Curtiss (1977) (4 AO1) 2. Give two strengths and two weaknesses of the study described above (2+2 AO1) 3. Compare the two explanations of autism (5 AO2) 4. Evaluate one study which demonstrates the disadvantages of day care (5 AO2) 5. Describe and evaluate Bowlby’s theory of attachment (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 7. Child Psychology: Mock 7 1. Outline what is meant by maternal deprivation hypothesis (3 AO1) 2. How was the data collected in the Genie case study (4 AO1) 3. Explain three important results and/or conclusions the Genie case study (3 AO1) 4. Compare the case study of Genie with one other study from child psychology relating to objectivity, credibility, reliability, validity, ethics etc. (8 AO2) 5. Describe and evaluate one study of the advantages of day care (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
  • 8. Child Psychology: Mock 8 1. Ainsworth classified different attachment styles using the strange situation. Describe the behaviour of the children she observed in each attachment type, making it clear which type you are referring to (6 AO1) 2. For your course you will have studied a key issue either by carrying out a content analysis or by analysing written materials. (a) Identify the key issue you studied. (1 AO1) (b) Briefly outline your results from your analysis of the key issue you identified in (a) (2 AO1) (c) Draw conclusions about your chosen key issue (as identified in (a)) using both your own findings and other evidence you used from child psychology. (6 AO2) (d)Evaluate the content analysis that you carried out as your practical in child psychology (3 AO2) 3. Describe and evaluate one study from child Psychology other than Curtiss (1977) (12 AO1/2) Time allowed: 45 minutes (56 with extra time) TOTAL: 30 marks
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