1st Edition

OCR Psychology: AS Revision Guide

By Cara Flanagan Copyright 2014
    88 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    88 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    88 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    This is a comprehensive student revision guide for those taking the OCR AS Psychology exam. It summarises the specification material clearly and attractively, so that information can be easily digested and retained.

    Packed full of revision tips and techniques, the book includes a number of unique and helpful features:

    • Overviews of the OCR specification content
    • Coverage of all the core studies
    • A separate chapter dedicated to research methods and preparing for the exam
    • A large number of exam-style questions and answers, annotated with teacher comments
    • Separate sections for each unit exam on how to answer questions successfully
    • A comprehensive glossary of important terms and their definitions, to aid understanding of the material.

    OCR Psychology: AS Revision Guide provides the detailed information which will aid students in their preparation
    for the exam.

    Although a companion to OCR Psychology: AS Core Studies and Psychological Investigations, Third Edition, by Philip Banyard and Cara Flanagan, this revision guide can be used alongside any OCR AS-Level Psychology textbook.

    Unit G541 Psychological Investigations. Specification details and information about how this unit is marked. Ethics. Sampling. Representing data. Observation & exam practice. Self-report & exam practice. Experiment & exam practice. Correlation & exam practice. Unit G542 The Core Studies. Specification details and information about how this unit is marked. Issues and approaches. Loftus and Palmer (eyewitness testimony). Baron-Cohen et al. (autism). Savage-Rumbaugh et al. (language acquisition). Samuel and Bryant (conservation). Bandura et al. (aggression). Freud (Little Hans). Maguire et al. (brain scans). Dement and Kleitman (sleep and dreaming). Sperry (split-brain). Milgram (obedience). Reicher and Haslam (BBC prison study). Piliavin et al. (subway Samaritan). Rosenhan (sane in insane places). Thigpen and Cleckley (multiple personality disorder). Griffiths (gambling). Glossary plus index.


    Cara Flanagan is an experienced teacher and senior A-Level examiner. She has written a wide range of articles and textbooks for A Level Psychology students, as well as editing the Foundations of Psychology Series (Routledge) with Phil Banyard. Aside from her writing, Cara regularly speaks at student conferences and teacher CPD courses. Her home is in the Scottish Highlands where she writes while enjoying the glorious landscape.

    This is an excellent revision guide, providing a comprehensive coverage of psychological investigations and the 15 core studies. The study guide is succinct and clearly focusses the learner on skills needed for the exams. Students will find the guide less daunting than textbooks, especially as the core studies, methods and approaches are concisely described and evaluated; particularly impressive are the many exam tips which guide the student to improve their exam performance. An essential read for any student of OCR AS Psychology. – Mark Holah, Teacher of Psychology, Wye Sixth Form College