A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 201 - 203 of 299

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Question 201

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Sixteen-year- old Chad suddenly lost the use of his arms with no medical cause. The complete paralysis slowly improved to the point that he could slightly raise them. However Chad, cannot drive, pick up objects, or perform most tasks necessary for day-to-day life- This is an example of which disorder (Hint- functional neurological symptom disorder) (Marks 2)

Explanation

The above case was an example of Conversion disorder. They generally have to do with physical malfunctioning such as blindness, paralysis or difficulty speaking without any physical or organic pathology to account for the malfunction and it affects sensory-motor systems

The Conversion Disorder

Question 202

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List out the causes for the lack of self-esteem (Mark 3)

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Causes for the lack of self-esteem are as follows

  • Hereditary
  • Living conditions
  • Lack of proper education
  • Physiological
  • Societal implications
  • Fear about future
  • Diseases and other physical ailments
The Lack of Self-Esteem

Question 203

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Sub-group formation depends on interpersonal attraction among the group members and the level of cohesion- Explain in your own words (6 Mark)

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  • Proximity increases interaction among people and ultimately it increases attraction
  • Similarity tend to make people attract toward each other
  • The important contributing factors are acceptance and approval
  • Members are attracted to those who engage in group interactions who meet their expectations
  • Interpersonal attraction is just one of the building blocks of group cohesion
  • Compatibility tends to promote interpersonal attraction
  • Cohesion means satisfaction of group members need for affiliation, recognition and security
  • Participation of the group members increases the prestige and resources

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