A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 105 - 106 of 299

Question number: 105

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Explain the biological and psychological influences of Borderline personality disorder (Marks 5)

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Biological influences of Borderline personality disorder

  • Familial link to mood disorders

  • Possibly inherited tendencies (impulsivity or volatility)

Psychological influences of Borderline personality disorder

  • Suicidal

  • Erratic moods and

  • Impulsivity

Biological influences of Borderline personality disorder

Biological Influences of Borderline Personality Disorder

Question number: 106

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Explain the factors affecting problem solving (6 Mark)

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  • Nature of the problem- The nature of the problem depends upon the difficulty level of the problem. Also if the initial state of the problem is too different from that of the final goal of the problem, the difficulty level increases and solving the problem becomes somewhat difficult

  • Greater the difference between initial and goal states decreases the likelihood of solution- In such situations problem space is more disorganized and therefore, the operator is required to take more steps to reach to the solution. To give an example, takes a complete jumble of letters in an anagram which clearly describes such a situation

  • The perceived set is defined as a tendency to perceive and respond to a particular stimulus-If the past experience paved the way to the formation of certain mental set, then the solution will become easier

  • Functional fixedness- Generally we categorize objects on the basis of their use in our daily life

Factors affecting problem solving

Factors Affecting Problem Solving