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PSYA3 – Psychology Unit 3 – Exam questions on Biological Rhythms and Sleep, Relationships and Gender January 2012 01: Outline

one explanation for narcolepsy. (4 marks) 02: Outline and evaluate one or more evolutionary explanations for the functions of sleep. (4 + 16 marks) 04: Discuss research into the breakdown of romantic relationships. (8 + 16 marks) 08: Describe research into social influences on gender. (8 marks) 09: Assess the importance of social influences on gender. (16 marks) January 2011 01: Discuss the role of endogenous pacemakers in the control of one or more biological rhythms.(8 + 18 marks) 03: Describe and evaluate two or more theories of the formation of romantic relationships. (8 + 16 marks) 07: Discuss Kohlberg’s theory of gender development. (8 + 16 marks) June 2010 01: Outline lifespan changes in sleep. (4 marks) 02: Outline and evaluate one explanation for the functions of sleep. (4 + 16 marks) 05: Discuss research into the nature of relationships in different cultures. (8 + 16 marks) 09: Outline the biosocial approach to gender development. (4 marks) 10: Outline social factors that may influence gender roles. (4 marks) 11: Use research evidence to assess the influence of such factors on gender roles. (16 marks) January 2010 01: Outline one example of a circadian rhythm. (4 marks) 02: Outline one or more explanations for sleep disorders (eg insomnia, sleep walking, narcolepsy). (4 marks) 03: Evaluate one or more explanations for sleep disorders. (16 marks) 05: ‘To put it at its most basic, women want resources and men want to spread their genes.’ Discuss the evolutionary approach to discussing parental investment in humans (eg sex differences, parent-offspring conflict). (8 + 16 marks) 09: Outline psychological and biological explanations of gender development. (8 marks) 10: Consider whether psychological or biological approaches provide the better explanation of gender development. (16 marks)