Is DSM 4 still creditworthy?

I asked AQA about this and received the following reply from AQA: Both A2 Principal Examiners have agreed that as DSM5 has only just been released, students will be credited if they do use it effectively but examining will reflect both versions of the manual.  At least for this teaching year, examiners in summer 2014 will […]

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Neural mechanisms

After a query from a student in our forum, I sent the following question to AQA: In the AQA A Psychology specification there are several references to ‘neural mechanisms’. In the mark schemes these are explicitly linked to brain mechanisms (e.g. see question 5, June 2011 PSYA3). However the term ‘neural’ is defined as ‘of, […]

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Complete Companions news

Back in September we gave you new free spreads to support you with the changes to the specification, now we’re about to publish Third Editions of the Complete Companions for AQA A matched to the revised 2012 specification. Out this summer, these new editions of the AS and A2 Complete Companions for AQA A Student Books, Exam Companions and […]

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Gender – the biosocial approach

I was a bit uncertain about a comment in the AQA guide to specification changes regarding gender dysphoria. The topic of gender dysphoria has now been moved to be included with the biosocial approach (the new specification says ‘The biosocial approach to gender development including gender dysphoria’). The AQA guide to the specification changes points […]

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