CLOA Assessment Questions

The following questions need to be practiced for your exams and are organised in priority order. I have listed why they are at their current position in the list in brackets and italics. I do not have access to the November 2016 paper yet and once I have that the position of questions may be subject to change. Remember these lists are a guideline only to help you make some decisions about which order to revise in and where to give that extra little push when you are not sure what section to look at next!

SAQs

  1. Describe one model or theories of one cognitive process with reference to one research study (not ever been seen as an SAQ unless it came up in Nov 2016)
  2. Describe one way in which cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion (not seen as an SAQ ever and only as an ERQ once in Nov 2014)
  3. Describe the use of technology in investigating cognitive processes with reference to one research study (never seen as an SAQ unless in Nov 2016 last seen as erq in May 2015)
  4. Describe how one social or cultural factor affects one cognitive process (not seen in TZ2 ;last seen TZ1 in May 2015)
  5. Describe one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process (not seen since May 2011 TZ2)
  6. Describe one research study which relates to the reliability of one cognitive process, (not seen as an SAQ since Nov 2013)
  7. (CLOA methods also unlikely as SAQ as last seen May 2015 so quite recent, (TZ2)
  8. Describe one ethical consideration related to one research study at the cognitive level of analysis.(unlikely as Nov 2015 and May 2012)
  9. (CLOA Principles unlikely to come up as last seen May 2016 TZ1; some times they ask for two, sometimes one, they asked for an explanation of 1 in May 2013 (TZ1/2), outlines of 2 came up in Nov 2014 and Nov 2011)
  10. Describe one research study which has investigated schema theory (came up May 2016 TZ2, May 2011 TZ1 only)
  11. Describe how one biological factor may affect one cognitive process (last seen November 2016, 2014 and before that Nov 2012)

ERQ

  1. With reference to relevant research studies, to what extent is one cognitive process reliable (for example, reconstructive memory, perception/visual illusions, decision-making/heuristics)? (not seen as an ERQ since May 2011, first ever exams)
  2. Discuss the use of technology in investigating cognitive processes (not seen in TZ2 since 2012, although was up in 2015 in TZ1)
  3. Discuss how social or cultural factors affect one cognitive process (last seen Nov 2013 and May 2011 TZ1 only)
  4. Evaluate schema theory with reference to research studies (not seen since May 2014 TZ1 and Nov 2011 )
  5. (CLOA methods last came up Nov 2015 and Nov 2012)
  6. Discuss two ethical considerations related to research studies at the cognitive level of analysis (last seen May 2015)
  7. To what extent do cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion (last seen May 2016 TZ2, Nov 2014)
  8. Evaluate two models or theories of one cognitive process with reference to research studies (last seen May 2016 TZ1, 2014 and 2012!)
  9. Evaluate one theory of how emotion may affect one cognitive process (last seen Nov 2016, before that not since May 2013, both TZs)