To what extent do biological, cognitive and socio-cultural factors influence health‑related behaviour? Evaluate psychological research (that is, theories and/or studies) relevant to health psychology. Describe stressors. Discuss physiological, psychological and social aspects of stress. Evaluate strategies for coping with stress - for example, stress inoculation therapy, hardiness training,...

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aradhana chhikara 24 November 2016 - 08:05

Dear John
Please clarify the LO 'Explain factors related to the development of substance abuse or addictive behaviour.' The command term is not a 22 marker but a level 2 term. How is it going to be asked in the paper2 where all questions are LAQs?
Please advise.

John Crane 25 November 2016 - 17:01

It can only be asked as "explain" and may not be asked with a higher command term. Students should evaluate research in order to fulfill the critical thinking component of the assessment.

Jennifer Adinolfi 23 April 2017 - 09:53

can Obesity be considered for discussion for the Question: contrast 2 approaches to the treatment of 1 disorder. or is this considered outside of the the realm of expected disorders?

John Crane 24 April 2017 - 12:22

Dear Jennifer, this is not considered a disorder, so it would not work for this section of the exam.

Jennifer Adinolfi 26 April 2017 - 10:16

ok yes thats how I was assessing it, just wanted to be sure, thank you

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