Cognitive Questions

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Paper 1: Cognitive Level of Analysis Questions (revised 04/15)
8 Mark Questions
Marks will be awarded for focused answers demonstrating accurate knowledge
and understanding of research.
Possible Command Terms: analyse, apply, define, describe, distinguish, explain,
outline, state
General Learning Outcomes
1. Outline principles that define the cognitive level of analysis.
2. Explain how principles that define the cognitive level of analysis may be
demonstrated in research.
3. Discuss how and why one research method is used at the cognitive level
of analysis.
4. Discuss one ethical consideration related to one research study at the
cognitive level of analysis.
Cognitive Processes
5. Describe schema theory making reference to one research study.
6. Outline one model or theory of one cognitive process.
7. Explain how one biological factor may affect one cognitive process.
8. Describe how one social or cultural factor can affect one cognitive
process.
9. Explain the reliability of one cognitive process.
10. Outline one technology used in investigating one cognitive process.
Cognition and Emotion
11. Describe one study that shows how cognitive and biological factors
interact in emotion.
12. Describe one theory that shows how emotion may affect one cognitive
process.
22 Mark Questions
Marks will be awarded for demonstration of knowledge and understanding
(including the use of relevant psychological research), evidence of critical
thinking (e.g. application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation), and organization of
answers.
Possible Command Terms: Compare, contrast, discuss, evaluate, examine, to
what extent
General Learning Outcomes
11. Discuss how and why particular research methods (e.g. experiments, case
studies) are used in the cognitive level of analysis. Use relevant research
studies in your response.
12. Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the
cognitive level of analysis.
Cognitive Processes
13. Evaluate Schema Theory with reference to research studies.
14. Discuss how social and/or cultural factors can affect one cognitive
process.
15. Evaluate two models or theories of one cognitive process.
16. With reference to relevant research studies, to what extent is one
cognitive process reliable?
17. Discuss the use of technology in investigating cognitive processes.
Cognition and Emotion
18. To what extent do cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion?
19. Evaluate one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process.
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