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John Bowlby

John Bowlby (1907-1990). You’re gonna have to live with it… you need to know the name. And the date. I wont bore you with the boring stuff about psychoanalysis because, overall, that’s not gonna help you at AS! Bowlby designed a … Continue reading

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Attachment – The Very Basics

At this point the textbook will flood you with references to case studies you haven’t covered and it can make you a little… ARGH. However, I promise not to! For the exam it is advised you learn a definition like … Continue reading

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Evaluation Of The Research Studies Into The Sensitive Period (12)

There are 2 key research studies into the “sensitive period”. These were done by Konrad Lorenz (1935) and Klaus and Kennel (1976). Arguably the most important variable to evaluate is the internal validity of a study. The 2 studies vary … Continue reading

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Intefering Variables – A little more Complex

I assume that you came from the Simple Variables section. In truth, there isn’t that much more that you need to know about variables now. However… I didn’t say you had learnt it all. Extraneous Variables: These are variables that come … Continue reading

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Experimental Methods – 3 Types Of Experiments

There are 3 main types of experimental methods that researchers use to investigate their Hypothesis. Lab Experiment: This is the most controlled type of experiment that scientists use. It takes place in a lab setting where other variables can be … Continue reading

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Variables – The Basics

This article will cover the basics of Variables! As if you hadn’t guessed by the title… Simply put, a Variable is something that can vary. Scientists try their best to ensure that variables are accounted for, and in most cases, … Continue reading

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Advanced Hypothesis – The Complex Stuff (Well, not really)

I assume that you came here from the link of Hypothesis! This means that you either haven’t learn or have completely forgotten the advanced hypothesis facts! You need to learn the difference between directional and non-directional hypothesis! Directional: This is a … Continue reading

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