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General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Examination January 2012
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Psychology (Specification A)
Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Tuesday 10 January 2012
You will need no other materials.
Time allowed 1 hour 30 minutes Instructions Use black ink or black ball-point pen. Fill in the boxes at the top of this page. Answer all questions. You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages. Do all rough work in this book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked. Information The marks for questions are shown in brackets. The maximum mark for this paper is 72. Question 3 should be answered in continuous prose. You may use the space provided to plan your answer. In Question 3, you will be assessed on your ability to: – use good English – organise information clearly – use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
2 Section A Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods Answer all questions in the spaces provided.
Do not write outside the box
Total for this question: 20 marks 1 A researcher carried out an experiment to investigate misleading information. Participants were shown a photograph in which a man and a woman were talking. The photograph was then taken away and the participants were asked questions about it. Participants were randomly allocated to condition one or condition two. Participants in condition one were asked: Question A “How old was the youth in the photograph?” Participants in condition two were asked: Question B “How old was the man in the photograph?” 1 (a) Why is Question A an example of misleading information?...