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  • 1. Centre Number Candidate Number For Examiner’s Use Surname Other Names Examiner’s Initials Candidate Signature Question Mark General Certificate of Education 1 Advanced Subsidiary Examination June 2009 2 3 Psychology PSYA2 4 (Specification A) 5 6 Unit 2 Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences 7 8 Friday 15 May 2009 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm 9 You will need no other materials. 10 Time allowed 11 1 hour 30 minutes 12 Instructions Use black ink or black ball-point pen. TOTAL Fill in the boxes at the top of this page. Answer all questions. You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Answers written in margins or on blank pages will not be marked. Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked. If you need extra paper, use the Supplementary Answer Sheets. Information The marks for questions are shown in brackets. The maximum mark for this paper is 72. Question 8 should be answered in continuous prose. You may use the space provided to plan your answer. In Question 8, you will be marked on your ability to: – use good English – organise information clearly – use specialist vocabulary where appropriate. (JUN09PSYA201) G/K44361 6/6/6/3 PSYA2
  • 2. Areas outside 2 the box will not be scanned for marking SECTION A: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY Answer all questions. Total for this question: 3 marks 1 The following are features of the pituitary-adrenal system and the sympathomedullary pathway. Tick the boxes next to three features of the sympathomedullary pathway. Noradrenaline Pituitary gland Adrenal cortex Adrenal medulla Sympathetic nervous system (Tick three boxes only) (3 marks) 3 Total for this question: 6 marks 2 Questionnaires have often been used in stress research to measure the impact of life changes on health. Outline one advantage and one disadvantage of using questionnaires in stress research. One advantage ........................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... (02) G/K44361/Jun09/PSYA2
  • 3. Areas outside 3 the box will not be scanned for marking One disadvantage ...................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... (3 marks + 3 marks) 6 Total for this question: 5 marks 3 During the last few months, Paula has suffered from headaches and colds, and has been having difficulty sleeping. She decided to keep a diary and found that her headaches, colds and sleep problems were associated with experiences such as having too much homework, losing house keys and being stuck in traffic. 3 (a) What is the name for these sorts of stress-related experiences? ............................................................................................................................................. (1 mark) 3 (b) Use your knowledge of psychology to explain why Paula might be feeling unwell. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. (4 marks) (Extra space) ...................................................................................................................... ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. ............................................................................................................................................. 5 Turn over (03) G/K44361/Jun09/PSYA2
  • 4. Areas outside 4 the box will not be scanned for marking Total for this question: 10 marks 4 Discuss one or more physiological methods of stress management. ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... (04) G/K44361/Jun09/PSYA2
  • 5. Areas outside 5 the box will not be scanned for marking ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... (10 marks) (Extra space) ............................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... Turn over (05) G/K44361/Jun09/PSYA2
  • 6. Areas outside 6 the box will not be scanned for marking (Extra space for Question 4) ....................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... 10 (06) G/K44361/Jun09/PSYA2
  • 7. Areas outside 7 the box will not be scanned for marking SECTION B: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Answer all questions. Total for this question: 4 marks 5 Explain what is meant by locus of control. ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... (4 marks) (Extra space) ............................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Total for this question: 2 marks 6 It is Ani’s first day in a new job and he spends a lot of time watching to see what his colleagues are doing, so that he will fit in with them and be liked. Explain Ani’s behaviour in terms of compliance. ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................... (2 marks) 2 Turn over (07) G/K44361/Jun09/PSYA2
  • 8. Areas outside 8 the box will not be scanned for marking Total for this questio
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