A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 202 - 204 of 299

Question 202


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


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)


  • 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

Question 204


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Schemas: Holding our perceptions together- Explain (2 Marks)


Schemas are the organized bodies of information stored in memory. The information in a schema provides a representation of the way in which social world operates as well as allowing us to categorize and interpret new information related to the schema.

Schemas: Holding Our Perceptions Together