Every Core Study for OCR AS presented by subject and specification experts. Each study is broken up into a core summary, supplementary background information, and commentaries to help you apply approaches, perspectives, issues and methods - all areas that are examined at AS. A comprehensive section on exam preparation gives you the tips you need to tackle the Core Studies paper and guides you towards better exam grades with confidence. Inside these colourfully designed pages you'll find features that help you: - Understand the basic methods and findings of each Core Study - Build up the background knowledge you need for good grades - Explain how to link to approaches, perspectives, issues and methods - Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Throughout the book there are links to a separately available OCR Research Methods for Psychology AS & A2, containing extra support and detail for the Psychological Investigations AS paper.
Louise Ellerby-Jones is an examiner for a leading exam board and a teacher of psychology at The Highfield School, Letchworth. She is co-author of OCR Psychology for AS also published by Hodder Education, and an active member of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology. Moira Donald is Head of Psychology at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form College in Cambridge. Moira recently graduated in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, following a previous career as a university lecturer in history. Karon Oliver is a senior educational Psychologist and experienced teacher, as well as former chair of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology