Tuesday, 19 May 2015

HEALTH - PAST PAPER QUESTIONS

In this section you can use the studies that you have learned for disorders on questions for dysfunctional behaviour. There are a couple of questions that you would not be able to answer. I have highlighted these in bold. Basically if it is anything to do with biases or definitions of dysfunctional behaviour DO NOT ANSWER IT!

Jan 2010

5 (a) Describe one way to measure non-adherence to medical advice. [10]
(b) Assess the reliability of research into non-adherence to medical advice. [15]
6 (a) Describe one piece of research which considers work as a source of stress. [10]
(b) Discuss problems of conducting research into the causes of stress. [15]
7 (a) Outline a cognitive technique for managing stress. [10]
(b) Compare techniques for managing stress. [15]
8 (a) Describe the characteristics of a psychotic disorder. [10]
(b) Evaluate difficulties when identifying characteristics of psychological disorders. [15]

June 2010

5 (a) Describe self-efficacy as a theory of health belief [10]
(b) Discuss the theoretical approaches to beliefs about health [15]
6 (a) Describe one physiological measure of stress [10]
(b) Assess the validity of different methods for measuring stress [15]
7 (a) Outline one way in which a dysfunctional behaviour can be categorised [10]
(b) Discuss the limitations of diagnosing dysfunctional behaviour [15]
8 (a) Outline how the biological approach would explain your chosen disorder [10]
(b) Evaluate the different explanations of the disorder you referred to in part a.

Jan 2011

5(a) How can fear arousal be used as a method of health promotion [10]
(b) Assess the effectiveness of the methods of health promotion [15]
6(a) Describe one cognitive technique for managing stress [10]
(b) Discuss whether stress should be managed through treating the individual or their situation [15]
7(a) Outline a biological explanation of dysfunctional behaviour  [10]
(b) To what extent are biological explanations to dysfunctional behaviour reductionist [15]
8(a) Outline a behavioural explanation of one disorder [10]
(b) Compare explanations of the disorder you referred to in part a [15]

June 2011

5 (a) Describe one piece of research into media campaigning as a method of health
promotion. [10]
(b) Discuss the ecological validity of research into methods of health promotion. [15]
6 (a) Outline one piece of evidence which suggests that stress can be caused by hassles
and/or life events. [10]
(b) Evaluate the reliability of methods of measuring stress. [15]
7 (a) How might cognitive psychologists explain dysfunctional behaviour? [10]
(b) Assess the appropriateness of different explanations of dysfunctional behaviour. [15]
8 (a) How could a psychological disorder (either affective or anxiety or psychotic) be
treated biologically? [10]
(b) Compare approaches to treating the disorder you referred to in part (a). [15]

Jan 2012

5 (a) Explain why people may not adhere to medical regimes. [10]
(b) Discuss the difficulties of researching adherence to medical regimes. [15]
6 (a) Outline the social approach to managing stress. [10]
(b) Compare techniques for managing stress. [15]
7 (a) Describe research into biases in diagnosis. [10]
(b) Evaluate the reliability of diagnosis of dysfunctional behaviour. [15]
8 (a) Describe a behavioural treatment for dysfunctional behaviour. [10]
(b) Discuss ethical considerations regarding the treatment of dysfunctional behaviour. [15]

June 2012

5 (a) Describe the Health Belief Model. [10]
(b) To what extent is there free will in relation to health belief? [15]
6 (a) Describe self-report as a method of measuring stress. [10]
(b) Compare different measures of stress. [15]
7 (a) How has dysfunctional behaviour been defined? [10]
(b) To what extent may diagnoses of dysfunctional behaviour be considered ethnocentric? [15]
8 (a) Outline a cognitive behavioural therapy as a treatment for one disorder (either affective or
anxiety or psychotic). [10]
(b) Assess the effectiveness of treatments for one disorder (either affective or anxiety or
psychotic). [15]

Jan 2013

5 (a) How has legislation been used as a method of health promotion? [10]
(b) To what extent is research into methods of health promotion limited? [15]
6 (a) How has dysfunctional behaviour been categorised (eg a classification system)? [10]
(b) Evaluate the validity of diagnoses of dysfunctional behaviour. [15]
7 (a) Outline a cognitive explanation of dysfunctional behaviour. [10]
(b) Compare explanations of dysfunctional behaviour. [15]
8 (a) Outline a behavioural treatment of one disorder (either affective or anxiety or psychotic).
[10]
(b) Assess strengths and weaknesses of treatments for the disorder you referred to in part (a).
[15]

June 2013

5 (a) Describe locus of control with reference to health behaviours. [10]
(b) To what extent are theories of health belief reductionist? [15]
6 (a) How could adherence to medical regimes be improved? [10]
(b) Discuss the usefulness of research into adherence to medical regimes. [15]
7 (a) Outline behavioural treatment for dysfunctional behaviour. [10]
(b) Compare approaches to treating dysfunctional behaviour. [15]
8 (a) Describe the characteristics of one anxiety disorder. [10]
(b) To what extent is it valid to identify a disorder from a list of characteristics? [15]

June 2014

5 (a) How can media campaigns be used to promote healthy behaviour. [10]
(b) Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of research into the methods of health promotion  [15]
6 (a) Outline how work can be a cause of stress [10]
(b) Evaluate the use of quantitative data when researching the causes of stress [15]
7 (a) Outline the characteristics of an affective disorder [10]
(b) Assess the reliability of identifying a disorder from a list of characteristics [15]
8 (a) Describe how dysfunctional behaviour could be treated biologically. [10]
(b) Discuss ethical issues in the treatment of dysfunctional behaviour [15]

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