A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 67 - 70 of 299

Question 67


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List out the medications for Mood disorders (Marks 6)


Medications for Mood disorders are as follows

  • Antidepressants can help to control symptoms and restore neurotransmitter functioning
  • Common types of antidepressants are

  • Tricyclics

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO)

  • Selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)

  • Lithium is the preferred drug for bipolar disorders, side effects can be serious and the dosage must be carefully regulated

Question 68


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List out the stages of psychosocial development by Erikson (Marks 2)


The stages of Erikson’s psychosocial development are

  • Oral-sensory
  • Muscular-anal

  • Locomotor-genital

  • Latency

  • Adolescence

  • Young-adulthood

  • Adulthood

  • Maturity-old age

The Stages of Erikson’s Psychosocial Development

Question 69


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How many adjectives did Raymond Cattell and his associates developed initially? (2 Marks)


Raymond Cattell began with the list of 4,500 adjectives and reduced the list to 170 that they believed captured most of the meanings in the major list.

The Raymond Cattell

Question 70


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Explain Atkinson-Shiffrin theory of memory

a) . How the memory does starts with the sensory input from the environment? (2 Marks)

b) . What is the duration of the information attended in the sensory register passed to the short term memory held for? (Marks 2)


a) . In the Atkinson-Shiffrin theory of memory, memory starts with the sensory input from the environment. This input is held for very brief time-several seconds at most- in a sensory register associated with the sensory channels (vision, hearing, touch and so forth) .

b) . Information that is attended to and recognized in the sensory register may be passed on to Short term memory (STM) , where it is held for perhaps 20 or 30 seconds

Atkinson-Shiffrin Theory of Memory