Sam’s Psychology Easter Homework The following must all be completed by

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Sam’s Psychology Easter Homework

The following must all be completed by 15th April 2016 with number 1. Completed for the first lesson back.

It is also recommended that you are completing flashcards for attachment.

Please email for any queries or concerns

1. Write an essay on maternal deprivation – For Monday11th B block /Tuesday 12th E & G block

2. Activities on- early attachment and later relationships

3. Flipped work psychopathology

  1. Write the following essay using the case study below for the first lesson back

(Use plan from class, notes, packs and books)

Joe was taken away from his alcoholic parents at six months old and placed in care. He was adopted when he was seven years old, but has a difficult relationship with his adoptive parents. He is aggressive towards his younger siblings and is often in trouble at school. His last school report said “joe struggles with classwork and seems to have little regard for the feelings of others”

Discuss Bowlby’s maternal deprivation theory. Refer to the experiences of Joe as part of your discussion (16 marks)

  1. Early attachment and later relationships

  1. Explain what the following graph shows about attachment type and relationships later in life

  1. Match the following

I am nervous to get close to others” Insecure resistant

I am comfortable depending on others” Insecure avoidant

I want to merge with another person” Secure

  1. Use two pieces of research to explain the link between attachment and bullying involvement

  1. Explain why “correlations” and “retrospective data” are limitations of the influence of early attachment on relationships

  1. Flipped Psychopathology

This activity will require you to prepare for the next topic of study.

  1. Watch this video clip on definitions of abnormality and make notes on the 3 definitions and their limitations:

Notes on the 4th definition of abnormality (statistical infrequency) can be found on the website below- add this to your notes

  1. Using the Psychopathology Information read and make a mindmap for each disorder following the format below:

  • Phobias

  • Depression,

  • OCD

What is it? How is it classified?

Cognitive characteristics


Emotional characteristics

Behavioural characteristics

  1. Watch each of these videos and note down behavioural, emotional or cognitive characteristics described by the individual case studies.

Use specific examples of their experiences in your answer.


(watch upto 7mins 30 secs)



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