AS Research Challenge Week

Every AS Approach in psychology requires students to carry out their own research called the evidence of practice. So we thought – why not make it a challenge week?

Students will work in groups to design and carry out their research – competing to win the prestigious ‘Freudian Research Cup’. Coveted by so many Psychologists in the field. The winners will also have their research published on both the Psychology Blog and on the SBS homepage.

The winning research will be interesting, completed fully, written up in good detail with good supporting evidence which can take the form of pictures, data and videos, which can be uploaded along With your other evidence on Rafl.

The inaugural research week will be held in the week beginning Monday 30th January, the research design will be correlations and the topic at hand – Psychodynamic theory!

So to all of you – work hard and you could find yourselves the proud holder of the cup!

Below are the instructions for students to follow, the links are to the Rafl on the school real smart cloud so you will need to be logged in to the main school site to access them.

Students will work on research tasks for the first 3 lessons of the week – so it doesn’t matter what order your lessons are in you will follow the same programme starting on the Monday. On the fourth and final lesson of the week you will take your end of approach test. The deadline for submission will be the Friday of that week. Judging will take place at the same time as marking your end of approach tests.

Unit 1 Evidence of practice

Social Approach

You will carry out a survey to investigate attitudes.

Cognitive Approach

You will carry out a laboratory experiment to investigate either memory or forgetting.

Unit 2 Evidence of practice

Psychodynamic Approach

You will carry out a correlation using questionnaires to investigate Freud’s theories.

Biological Approach

You will carry out an experiment to investigate gender differences in abilities.

Learning Approach

You will carry out an observation to investigate the influences of role models.

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