HOMEWORK

Year 11 Topic: Psychological Problems

Filter: What do I need to know?

Mental Health
  • Define mental health
  • Explain how a person can improve mental health
  • Explain some cultural differences in mental health
  • Define mental health problems
  • Identify and explain why mental health problems are increasing
  • Identify and explain individual effects of mental health problems
  • Identify and explain social effects of mental health problems
Depression
  • Define unipolar depression
  • Define bipolar depression
  • Define sadness
  • Identify symptoms of unipolar depression
  • Outline the biological explanation of depression - serotonin and nature
  • Outline the psychological explanation of depression - negative schemas and attributions
  • Outline and evaluate the use of antidepressants
  • Outline and evaluate the use of CBT
  • Outline and evaluate Wiles' study into the effectiveness of CBT
  • Refer to reductionist and holistic approaches

Addiction/Dependence Syndrome
  • Define addiction
  • Define dependence
  • Define substance abuse
  • Define substance misuse
  • Identify symptoms of dependence syndrome
  • Outline the biological explanation of addiction (genes)
  • Outline and evaluate Kaij's study into twins and alcohol abuse
  • Outline the psychological explanation of addiction (peers)
  • Outline and evaluate aversion therapy
  • Outline and evaluate self-management programmes
  • Refer to reductionist and holistic approaches

LEARN: Homework Tasks

Each week, pick a topic or study that we have been looking at and choose one of the following:

  • Create an in-depth revision poster on the topic/study
  • Write a song that explores the psychological topic/debate
  • Attend psychology revision and complete exam questions
  • Create a PowerPoint Presentation on the topic/study and e-mail it to me (no copy and paste allowed)
  • Complete the questions related to the recent topic on the document attached below.

Challenge Option

Write a mini-essay explaining the topic/section/study we have completed (no more than one side of A4)

TEST: Exam Questions