Paper 1: Attachment

Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology

Information below taken from AQA Specification. Page last updated 2017

What’s assessed? Compulsory content of Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.

How is it assessed? Written exam: 2 hours • 96 marks in total • 33.3% of A-level

What type of questions? multiple choice, short answer and extended writing maximum 16 marks, each section totalling 24 marks.

182Days 06Hrs 51Mins 49Secs

Students will be expected to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the specified Paper 1 content.
  • apply psychological knowledge and understanding of the specified Paper 1 content in a range of contexts
  • analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified Paper 1 content
  • evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness.

Assessment Objectives (% of overall A Level)

  • AO1 = 11–14 %
  • AO2 = 6–9 %
  • AO3 = 12–14 %

4.1.3 Attachment

  • Caregiver-infant interactions in humans: reciprocity and interactional synchrony. Stages of
    attachment identified by Schaffer. Multiple attachments and the role of the father.
  • Animal studies of attachment: Lorenz and Harlow.
  • Explanations of attachment: learning theory and Bowlby’s monotropic theory. The concepts
    of a critical period and an internal working model.
  • Ainsworth’s ‘Strange Situation’. Types of attachment: secure, insecure-avoidant and
    insecure-resistant. Cultural variations in attachment, including van Ijzendoorn.
  • Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation. Romanian orphan studies: effects of
    institutionalisation.
  • The influence of early attachment on childhood and adult relationships, including the role of
    an internal working model.

Attachment Lessons

AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 01: Film - Cuckoos Nest
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 02: Film - Cuckoos Nest
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 03: Intro to Definitions
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PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 04: Definitions AO1
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Lesson 05: Definitions AO3
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PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 06: Clinical Characteristics
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 07: AO1 Explain Phobias
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PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 08: AO3 Explain Phobias
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 09: AO1 Treat Phobias
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PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 10: AO3 Treat Phobias
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 11: AO1 Explain Depress'n
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PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 12: AO3 Explain Depress'n
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 13: AO1 Treat Depress'n
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 14: AO3 Treat Depress'n
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 15: AO1 Explain OCD
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 16: AO3 Explain OCD
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 17: AO1 Treat OCD
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 18: AO3 Treat OCD
AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 19: Revision Time

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