A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 269 - 271 of 299

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Question 269

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Define law of effect (Marks 2)

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Law of Effect- Edward L. Throndike principle that behaviors are strengthened or weakened by the environmental events that allowed them

Law of Effect- Edward L. Throndike

Question 270

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Differentiate suicidal ideation, suicidal plans and suicidal attempts (Marks 6)

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Suicidal behavior are related to

  • Suicidal ideation- Thinking seriously about suicide
  • Suicidal plans- The formulation of a specific method for killing oneself
  • Suicidal attempts- The person tries to die by suicidal attempts but survives

Question 271

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Define Hypothesis and list out the characteristics of Hypothesis (Mark 10)

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  • Hypothesis is considered as tentative and testable statement of the possible relationship between two or more events/variables under investigation
  • Characteristics of Hypothesis
  • Hypothesis should be conceptually clear
  • Hypothesis must be testable
  • Hypothesis should be related to the existing body or theory and impact
  • Hypothesis should have logical unity and comprehensiveness
  • Hypothesis should be capable of verification and
  • Hypothesis should be operation sable
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