Category Archives: OCR A2 Psychology

Practice Questions and Past Papers for G543

Practice Questions and Past Papers for G543


If you really want to get the best marks possible in the real exam, then one of the best things you can do is practice potential and past exam papers.

A key problem for many students is their timing, which is a problem in all exams, but it is especially key in G543 Psychology exam because you have to be able to rapidly recall sections, subsections and studies from a few keywords. This is why I have written at the top of each study page: ‘this is the first study from … further categorised into …’ – when you are asked a question in the exam it may have the key phrase ‘weapons focus’, in which case you know you need to talk about Loftus et al (1987).

Practicing these exam questions and timing yourself will help you work on exam technique and your speed of recall.

If you are having trouble remembering all the studies in an organised manner, get the eBook in the sidebar, which has several useful revision tips.  Continue reading Practice Questions and Past Papers for G543

Forensic Psychology Course Podcasts

Many people have requested that I record audio versions of the studies for OCR A2 Psychology. So now everything you need is in this online psychology course.

The Forensic Psychology studies have all been recorded and added to the pages. Although it is possible to download these, it is a tedious process. So I have made all the files for the Forensic Psychology unit available in a downloadable zip file.

Now, you will be able to listen to these audio podcasts on the go and have no excuse for no revising!

Download all the audio recordings of the studies here!

Ethical Issues in Psychology

Ethical Issues in Psychology


In Psychology some of the most contested issues are ethical issues. Many of the greatest psychological studies have been hugely unethical. For example, Milgram (1963), Zimbardo (1973). One of the problems one encounters when conducting psychological research is considering the extent to which the research depends upon being unethical.  Milgram’s infamous study conducted to the highest ethical peaks would not have provided such an insight of human obedience because it would have become completely ecologically invalid — in real life we cannot simply withdraw from the research. Furthermore, demand characteristics would have undoubtably had a confounding effect upon the results. Continue reading Ethical Issues in Psychology

Data and Levels of Measurement

Data and Levels of Measurement

One of the trickiest parts of the G544 approaches and research methods in Psychology exam is making sure you follow the directions provided with the question. Many people have problems with directions regarding levels of measurement, for example: ‘use ordinal data’. Hopefully this article will help you understand the different levels of measurement differently and how they can be collected, which will be crucial in ensuring you can easily answer all the questions in the exam.

There are four different levels of measurement:

  • Nominal
  • Ordinal
  • Interval
  • Ratio

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