Henry V’s victory at Agincourt was the most important factor in establishing a platform for Lancastrian rule between 1415 and 1421.\' How far do you agree with this statement?
Level 5 answer to the question above. Well written with great depth of knowledge.
“The usurpation caused a fatal weakness in Henry Bolingbroke’s ability to rule England successfully between 1399 and 1405.” How far do you agree with this statement?
Level 5 answer to the question above. Very well written and achieved a high grade (level 5) when marked according to Edexcel mark scheme.
How far do you agree that Catholicism was the dominant religion in England and Wales between 1536 and 1562?
Level 5 answer to the question above. Includes great depth of knowledge.
Tort Law - Tort of Negligence - Duty of Care
Providing an in-depth understanding of Duty of Care within the Tort of Negligence - can be used for A-Level, AS Level or University students. It has 11 pages which illustrates the main cases within this topic. It discusses third parties, omissions and the general principles of Duty of Care including the classic case of Donoghue v Stevenson and the Caparo Test.
Ramses II and Parthenon
This paper compares and contrasts the temples of Ramses II and Parthenon by identifying and analyzing both the artistic differences and similarities between them ever observed in the art history.
Effect of perspective on memory recall
The effect of recalling information from a difference perspective. formally structured Lap report example using independent t-test. (including graphs and tables).
Cognitive interviewing techniques are renowned for being effect in increasing the accuracy of eyewitness testimony (Geiselman et al, 1985). This study looks specifically at the changing perspective mnemonic within cognitive interviewing, and the effect that different adopted perspectives has on the accuracy of recall. 143 cognitive psychology students at the University of Sussex watched a clip from the film Raising Arizona and adopted either: The same visual perspective, an “own eyes” perspective, the perspective of an observer, or the perspective of the store clerk. They were then given a questionnaire that included 16 short answer cued recall questions. The results showed that only when participants adopted an “own eyes” perspective there was a significant increase in the mean number of correct answers in comparison to maintaining the same visual perspective; from which we can conclude that this perspective is the most effective in increasing accuracy of recall.
Relationship between teaching methods, learning styles and academic achievement
6,000 words psychology dissertation example with questionnaires, consent forms, statistics, formal layout, apa referencing style. Looking at the relationship between contemplative teaching methods (i.e. meditation) or teaching as usual, learning styles and academic achievement. Demonstrates statistical testing (Pearson's correlation, levees test, confidence intervals etc.)
Aim: This study aims to test whether contemplative teaching (CT) methods and specific student learning style preferences improve academic performance, as well as whether CT increases any particular learning style preference. Methods: The Revised Learning Style Inventory (RLSI; Manolis, Burns, Assudani, and Chinta, 2013) was distributed to 37 foundation year psychology students before and after they received either CT or Teaching as Usual (TAU); independent conditions which participants were randomly allocated to. Following this, end of term exam and essay marks were recorded. Results: The results showed no significant relationships between mean RLSI scores and end of term exam and essay marks; no significant difference between the mean RLSI scores of CT and TAU groups; and also, no significant difference between the end of term exam and essay marks of students who received CT or TAU. Conclusions: The findings suggest that CT and learning style preferences do not improve academic achievement and that CT does not increase specific learning style preferences. However, small differences were found, and with a limited number of participants further research would need to be conducted on larger samples in order to conclusively say that contemplative teaching is not beneficial.
Effect of leading questions
A formally structured lab report looking at the effect of leading questions (use of different verbs) on responses. 2,000 words.
Previous research has suggested that question wording has the power to alter an eyewitness testimony (Loftus & Palmer, 1974). Our study aimed to see if question wording can alter a persons’ perception of character; particularly within the context of children’s literature. The study used 30 students from the University of Sussex aged 18-24 years and gave them a short story to read. Following this, participants were split into 3 independent groups in which they received a questionnaire that contained either questions leading positive, negative, or neutral. The dependent variable was how bad the character is perceived, on a scale of 1-5. A one-way ANOVA showed a significant effect of leading questions on perception of character. Planned contrasts showed that participants who received negatively leading questions had a significantly more negative perception of character than participants who received positively leading or neutral questions.
Creating a measure of extroversion
A formally structured lab report (including statistics, tables and graphs creating a measure, questionnaire). Shows you how to create a measure from creating a questionnaire, to correlation matrix, to scree plots, significance testing for each item in questionnaire).
Previous research suggests that there are 5 or 6 factors that determine how extroverted a person is (Costa & McCrae, 1980). The study aimed to form a questionnaire that would reliably measure extroversion and as a result be able to determine a person’s risk of decreased subjective well-being and possible social anxiety/depression. 29 items were created and distributed to 100 participants requesting responses on a 7-point Likert scale. Following data collecting items were excluded if they did not meet the assumptions, and a factor analysis was run on the remaining 20 items that were transformed via an oblique rotation. Results indicated 5 factors: Sociability ( = .786), creativity ( = .787), confidence ( = .783), energy, and impulsivity; with energy ( = .25) and impulsivity ( = .455) proving to be unreliable. All factors found coincided with previous research and therefore form a good basis for the development of an extroversion specific measuring technique.
Classical Management Principles
2,000 word essay looking at a case study in which classical management principles are used, how they are used and whether they are effective. Includes case description and case analysis.
With the aim to improve employee performance this 3,000 word essay draws on all the research into the different methods that can be used to increase employee motivation in terms of practical things and things that mentally improve motivation (works for both business and psychology) in order to provide practical advice on how to improve motivation and thus improve performance.
Theory of planned behaviour and alcohol
A formally structured and detailed lab report (including statistics, tables, and findings).
Previous research has found that the theory of planned behaviour (TPB; Ajzen, 1991) significantly predicts intentions to do a behaviour (Armitage & Conner, 2001). With alcohol abuse being such a prominent issue in society, the aim of this study was to see if the TPB could significantly predict intentions to consume alcohol, and whether the addition of impulsivity and identity appropriateness would improve this prediction. The study was conducted on 244 social psychology students, and consisted of a 25-minute questionnaire. A hierarchical regression analysis was run, and the results showed that the TPB variables significantly predicted intention to consume alcohol. However, the addition of impulsivity and identity appropriateness did not significantly improve the model (F change = 2.674, p = .071). Although this was not a significant result, it provides the basis for further research into variables that predict intention to abuse alcohol; which in turn can aid the formation of prevention techniques.
The relationship between stress and health
Longer essay looking at the relationship between stress and health problems. Looks specifically at the physical effects stress can cause and why (references to biology), as well as the psychological effects of stress, and the factors that may moderate this relationship (i.e. personality traits). 3,000 words and 35 references.
Mental Illness and Violent Crimes
An essay looking at the the relationship between mental illness and violent crimes. Look specifically at whether having a mental illness would increase the likelihood and committing a violent crime and the prevalence of mental illness in criminals who have committed violent crimes.
Gender Differences in Maths at School
Short essay looking at the gender differences in maths, student perceptions about the subject and what about the school atmosphere/teachers causes these gender differences.
Short essay on the effect of peers, teachers and parents on student motivation (looking at intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, social acceptance and peer pressure).
This essay draws on research surrounding the effect of childhood temperament styles on adult adjustment (i.e. personality traits, and specifically the issues that might arise from certain temperament styles in childhood).
Detailed debate style essay discussing the research and literature suggesting that learning disabilities are something that is a social construct (created by us to explain behaviour) or a medical diagnosis (a physical condition that existed before us). I review all the literature and draw my own conclusions. References surround learning disabilities (i.e. the different kinds, the biology of them), Historical context (i.e. the lunacy act), the social construct theories (i.e. that they wouldn't exist without our creation of what Is considered "normal").
Case Study Example
This is an example case study for an individual who had substance-induced psychotic disorder. Provides you with the formal layout of a case study and what to include in each section including the diagnosis, causation and treatment. With references for substance induced psychotic disorder (relating to the effect of cannabis on the brain, symptoms of the disorder, and the effectiveness of antipsychotics).
Age and Concern for others
This essay is an example of a standard psychology essay in which I look at the literature that already exists surround the age at which people develop concern for other people (i.e. sympathy and empathy). It shows you how to draw literature together, analysis articles, evaluate and draw conclusions as well as develop my own theories and understanding based of the literature I read.
Critical Analysis of a Journal Article
This essay essentially is an example of how to critically analyse a journal article at degree level it is reflective of any topics within psychology but this example is for the caring and helping module which looks at the theories of why people have empathy/sympathy and go out of their way to help others.