Below are some essay questions which you can use to support and guide your revision for the exam.
1. Outline the symptoms required for a diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder
and discuss the degree to which these symptoms can affect quality of life.
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY EXAM
Tuesday 7th June 2.30pm
30 multiple choice
for an hour before the exam
* read a book
* sit quietly
Multiple choice questions are shown to be easier
than essays if
Open Question/Aims of
Really needs improvement
Using critical tables for non-parametric stats
Mann Whitney U test (U)
N1 = the number of participants in the smaller group
N2 = the number of participants in the larger group
Find N1 and N2 the critical value is where the column for N 1 and the row for N
Fight or Flight
Disorder = abnormal
Out of Order
GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
Diagnostic features of
TIPS FOR TAKING MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS
Preparing for the Exam
Simulate the Required Behaviour
When studying for an examination, the most effective approach is to
closely simulate the behaviour you'll ultimately be required to perform.
For example, if you'r
How does minority influence occur?
The snowball effect
The snowball effect (Van Avermaet, 1996) describes one way in which minorities convert
majorities. Members of the majority slowly move towards the minority, and as the minority
grows in size it gradua
Parametric assumptions and t-test worksheet
1. What does homogeneity of variance mean?
2. Sketch a frequency histogram which shows a normal distribution.
3. Describe another parametric assumption.
4. Which of the following types of data are suit
Implications for social
Research into social influence
Discuss how findings from social
influence research might have
implications for changes in
So far we have seen how a powerful majority
can influence a minority.but
Pay and Motivation
Past example questions on topic:
1) Discuss the relationship between performance related pay and intrinsic motivation
2) Discuss the relationship between PRP and motivation and performance
3) In what circumstances might PRP be a useful
Draw on research and theory to explore the ways non-standard and traditional careers could be
supported in organizations
Put forward the concept that you can have non standard careers outside an organization and non
stand careers inside an organizat
Critically analyse current approaches to diversity training and development drawing on the academic
literature, how can the effectiveness of these approaches be improved?
Globalization, increasing immigration rates and the quest for social re
Goal setting theory
Discuss the cognitive processes involved in goal setting and control theory.
Bearing in mind the risks that have been associated with goal setting can goal setting be used to
increase both task and contextual performanc
What is the psychological contract between employers and employees and why has it been a popular
idea in human resource management?
Your role in the process
After discussing role preference, I elected for Active Researcher. I met with Career Councillors,
explored what the Birkbeck Careers Website had to offer, researched Birkbeck statistics and mainly
focused on the slides surrounding
Process theories of motivation
What can organizations learn from equity theory about the use of pay incentives to increase
Look at how desired translates into intentions and actions
AKA cognitive theories of mo
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Ten categories of work-related psychosocial hazards were outlined and discussed in
class. Select one of these outlined psychosocial hazards, and critically examine and
discuss the evidence-base examining its respective impact on
What personality traits do individuals with high learning agility possess?
Learning Agility refers to an individuals ability to learn from experience in the workplace and to
figure out which skills and abilities are necessary to be successful. There are m
Is the process perspective on organizational change a major advance over
planned change approaches?
Todays fast paced and dynamic world means that organizational change is one of the
most vital aspects that an organization needs to consider. Thus