Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Past and Future questions Disorders

Unit
Sub-unit
Study / example
Exam Questions
Disorders
Classification and symptoms of disorders
DSM

Anxiety disorder: SPADE

Affective disorder:
FFLIRT

Psychotic disorder:

DDDSNHS
a)      June 2010: Describe the characteristics of a affective disorder [10]
b)      Jan 2010: Describe the characteristics of a psychotic disorder [10]
c)      Jan 2010: Evaluate difficulties when identifying characteristic of psychological disorders [15]
d)      June 2010: Outline one way (e.g. classification system) in which dysfunctional behaviour can be categorised [10]
e)      June 2010: Discuss limitations of diagnosing dysfunctional behaviour [15]
f)       June 2012: To what extent may diagnoses of dysfunctional behaviour be considered ethnocentric [15]
g)      Jan 2013: Evaluate the validity of diagnoses of dysfunctional behaviour [15]
h)      June 2013: Describe the characteristics of one anxiety disorder [10]
i)        June 2013: To what extent is it valid to identify a disorder from a list of characteristics [15]
j)        June 2014: Outline the characteristics of an affective disorder [10]
k)      June 2014: Assess the reliability of identifying a disorder from a list of characteristics [15]

Explanations of schizophrenia
Liberman: Behaviourist

Mahler: Cognitive irrational schemas

Gottesman and Shields: Genes
a)      June 2010: Outline how the biological approach would explain one of the following disorders; affective; anxiety; psychotic [10]
b)      June 2010: Evaluate different explanations of the disorder you referred to in part a [15]
c)      Jan 2011: Outline a biological explanation of dysfunctional behaviour [10]
d)      Jan 2011: Discuss whether explanations of dysfunctional behaviour are reductionist [15]
e)      Jan 2011: Outline a behavioural explanation of one disorder [10]
f)       Jan 2011: Compare explanations of the disorder you referred to in part a [15]
g)      June 2011: How might cognitive psychologists explain dysfunctional behaviour [10
h)      June 2011: Assess the appropriateness of different explanations of dysfunctional behaviour [15]
i)        Jan 2013: Outline a cognitive explanation to of dysfunctional behaviour [10]
j)        Jan 2013: Compare explanations of dysfunctional behaviour [15]

Treatments of schizophrenia
Paul and Lentz: Behaviourist – positive reinforcement

Sensky: Cognitive – CBT


Kane: Biological – drugs fluphenazine

a)      June 2011: How could a psychological disorder (either affective or anxiety or psychotic) be treated biologically? [10]
b)      June 2011: Compare approaches to treating the disorder you referred to in part a [15]
c)      June 2012: Outline a cognitive behavioural therapy as a treatment for one disorder (either affective or anxiety or psychotic).
d)      June 2012: Assess the effectiveness of the treatments for one disorder [15]
e)      Jan 2012: Describe a behavioural treatment for dysfunctional behaviour [10]
f)       Jan 2012: Discuss ethical considerations regarding the treatment of dysfunctional behaviour [15]
g)      Jan 2013: Outline a behavioural treatment of a disorder [10]
h)      Jan 2013: Assess the strengths and weaknesses of treatments for the disorder you referred to in part a [15]
i)        June 2014: Describe how dysfunctional behaviour could be treated biologically [10]
j)        June 2014: Discuss ethical issues in the treatment of dysfunctional behaviour [15]

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