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G11 - DP Psychology: Unit 2 - Criminology

Useful Databases

Short Answer Marking Grid

Reflection Prompts


1. What were your goals for meeting this piece of work? Did your goals change as you worked on it?   Did you meet your goals?

2. What does this piece reveal about you as a learner?

3. If you were the teacher, what comments would you make about this piece?

4. What will you change in the next revision of this piece?

5. What things you might want more help with?

Key Questions

Key Questions

By the end of this unit, you should be able to answer these questions (with evidence):images.jpeg

Brain and Behaviour (Bio)

 How can damage to the brain affect our thinking and behaviour?

Thinking and Decision Making (Cog)

 How does the dual processing model explain decision making?

Localization of Brain Function (Bio)

 How can the function of the amygdala in emotion be demonstrated in research?

Cortisol and Behaviour (Bio)

 How can cortisol influence behaviour?

Culture and Behaviour (Soc-cult)

 How can our cultural background influence our behaviour?

Neurotransmission (Bio)

 How can neurotransmission influence behaviour?

Neuroplasticity (Bio)

 How can our cognition and our environment affect our brain’s development?

Genetics (Bio)

 How can genetics influence behaviour?

Evolution (Bio)

 How can evolution explain one or more behaviours?

Social Cognitive Theory (Soc-cult)

 How does Bandura’s social cognitive theory explain behaviour


You should also be able to:

 Use evidence to support your answers to the above questions.

 Evaluate the evidence you’re using in your answers.

 Write a well-structured short-answer responses (SAR) and essay.

 Use precise and accurate terminology.

 Think critically about the content in this unit by:

Evaluating the evidence (e.g. generalisability)

o Considering applications (e.g. strategies to reduce crime and violence)

Offering alternative explanations (e.g. explaining how genetics and environment can influence the same behaviour)

SAQ Conversion Scale

How to Learn Major Parts of the Brain Quickly 0:38

SAQ Writing Guide

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