Endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR AS GCE Psychology specification, OCR Psychology: AS Core Studies prepares students for all elements of the OCR AS exam. All of the twenty core research papers are covered and explanations of why and how the studies were carried out are included. The text also explores the conclusions that can be drawn and looks at what happened next. Students are encouraged to make links from the historical studies to everyday issues and contemporary events, and to raise questions that challenge our understanding of people in the modern world.
The book mirrors the design of the course both in its exploration of research studies, and in its sections on key issues and debates in psychology, which can be used for evaluation. Material is provided for all three AS papers including the practical component of the course.
Specifically it covers,
The whole book is presented in magazine-style spreads to aid the learning process. It is written in a style accessible to all students, whilst also providing some challenging material for the more confident student.
Key features of the book include:
This book will be an invaluable resource for all students and teachers following the OCR AS course.
'OCR Psychology: AS Core Studies' is accompanied by a free website of supplementary resource material. It contains suggested answers to all exam questions, study questions, evaluation points and core study questions in the book, as well as extra exam and study questions and answers.
These resources are under development and will be available at the beginning of September 2006.
Cara Flanagan is an experienced teacher and senior A-Level examiner. She has written a range of articles and textbooks for A-Level psychology students, and regularly speaks at student conferences and teacher INSET courses. She edits the Routledge Modular Series with Phil Banyard.
Philip Banyard is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He has been involved in GCSE and A- Level psychology for many years and is an experienced examiner.
'This book is visually stunning and will be highly appealing to both teachers and students. It is also designed to aid a reader's comprehension of the material. The book's overwhelming visual appeal, logical formatting, accuracy, psychological insight and inspiration should all guarantee its success.' - Beth Black, former senior examiner and teacher, Long Road Sixth Form College
'I think this a fascinating and wonderful book. The students will love it and so will the teachers.' - Diana Dwyer, Head of Psychology, Joseph Whitaker School, Rainworth