A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 71 - 72 of 299

Question 71

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Explain Act and commitment therapy (ACT) (Marks 4)

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Acceptance and Commitment therapy are as follows (ACT)

  • Another mindfulness based approach is Acceptance and Commitment therapy
  • It involves fully accepting present experience and mindfully letting go of obstacles.

  • In this approach “acceptance is not merely tolerance- rather it is the active non judgemental embracing of experience in the here and now”

  • The goal for individuals is to become aware of and to examine their thoughts

  • They learn how to accept and distance themselves from the thoughts and feelings they may have been trying to deny

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Question 72

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Explain positive correlation with an example (Marks 6)

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Positive correlation and its example are as follows

  • Association between marital discord and child problem represents a Positive correlation
  • This means that great strength or quantity in one variable (marital distress) is associated with great strength or quantity in other variable (child disruptive behavior)

  • At the same time, lower strength or quantity in one variable (disruptive behavior) is associated with lower strength or quantity in other variable (marital distress)

Positive Correlation and Its Example