Paper 1: Memory

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 07Hrs 16Mins 53Secs

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 %

4.1.2 Memory

  • The multi-store model of memory: sensory register, short-term memory and long-term
    memory. Features of each store: coding, capacity and duration.
  • Types of long-term memory: episodic, semantic, procedural.
  • The working memory model: central executive, phonological loop, visuo-spatial sketchpad
    and episodic buffer. Features of the model: coding and capacity.
  • Explanations for forgetting: proactive and retroactive interference and retrieval failure due to
    absence of cues.
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of eyewitness testimony: misleading information, including
    leading questions and post-event discussion; anxiety.
  • Improving the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, including the use of the cognitive interview

Memory Lessons

AQA Psychology:
PSY1 Psychopathology

Lesson 01: Film - Cuckoos Nest
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Lesson 02: Film - Cuckoos Nest
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Lesson 03: Intro to Definitions
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Lesson 04: Definitions AO1
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Lesson 05: Definitions AO3
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Lesson 06: Clinical Characteristics
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Lesson 07: AO1 Explain Phobias
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Lesson 08: AO3 Explain Phobias
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Lesson 09: AO1 Treat Phobias
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Lesson 10: AO3 Treat Phobias
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Lesson 11: AO1 Explain Depress'n
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Lesson 12: AO3 Explain Depress'n
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Lesson 13: AO1 Treat Depress'n
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Lesson 14: AO3 Treat Depress'n
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Lesson 15: AO1 Explain OCD
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Lesson 16: AO3 Explain OCD
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Lesson 17: AO1 Treat OCD
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Lesson 18: AO3 Treat OCD
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Lesson 19: Revision Time

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