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OCR Core Studies H167 Exam Revision

AS Level OCR Psychology H167 Core Studies

Here you will find all the revision materials you need for OCR AS Psychology H167.

Understanding the categories of each study is vital to succeeding in your OCR AS Psychology exam: Psychological themes in the core study. In the AS H167 exam, there are 10 studies, divided into five areas, with a classic and contemporary study in each area. Each individual area has a theme, and it is vital to your success in this exam that you learn each study and its area and corresponding theme.

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The H167 exam has 75 marks and lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. This exam contributes to 50% of your AS Psychology grade. The AS exam consists of 3 sections: Continue reading AS Level OCR Psychology H167 Core Studies

Brunner et al,. (1993) – Genes and Serotonin

Brunner et al,. (1993) – ‘Abnormal behaviour associated with a point mutation in the structural gene for monamine oxidase A,’ Science 262 (S133), 578-80.




This is the second study we look at from the ‘Biology’ section of ‘Turning to Crime’. As part of your OCR A2 Psychology Exam. It is further categorised into ‘Genes and Serotonin.’

How much do genes and neurotransmitters contribute to the development of criminal behaviour? As this study is from the biological section, you may not be surprised to find out that genes and serotonin are central to the study. “Studies of aggressive behaviour in animals and humans have implicated altered metabolism of serotonin, and to a lesser extent dopamine, and noradrenaline [also known as norepinephrine] . Continue reading Brunner et al,. (1993) – Genes and Serotonin