Social Influence, Conformity and Obedience to Authority

Merit
TASK 1 (Criterion 1.1)
Task 1a: You will show very good use of key theories in explaining relevant scenarios. The scenarios will show some independence of thought in drawing on “recent events or your direct experience”, rather than those examples discussed “in class” demonstrating a very good grasp of the relevant knowledge base.

TASK 2: (Criteria 2.1 & 3.1):
You must demonstrate a very good understanding of two psychological explanations given for why people both conform and are obedient, making very good use of relevant experiments. You will be expected to use very good levels of analysis with regards to your examples by relating them to the relevant explanations and experiments. You must show your understanding of the relevant theories by explaining them in an objective and succinct manner. You will need to present a generally logical and fluent essay conforming to conventions.

TASKS 1 and 2: Your use of English should have few errors and your writing must be generally fluent so that your meaning is mostly clear using specialist language appropriate to psychology. You will be expected to use the Harvard system of bibliography and referencing with some accuracy. You should show your ideas link to theory and are logical, one idea connects with the next, and you will be expected to keep broadly to the word limits.

Distinction

TASK 1 (Criteria 1.1 and Criteria 2.1)
Task 1a: You will show excellent use of relevant theories in explaining relevant scenarios. The scenarios will show some independence of thought in drawing on “recent events or your direct experience”, rather than those examples discussed in class” demonstrating an excellent grasp of the relevant knowledge base.

TASK 2. (Criteria 2.1 & 3.1)
You must demonstrate an excellent understanding of two psychological explanations given for why people both conform and are obedient. You will make excellent use of relevant experiments. You will be expected to use excellent levels of analysis with regards to your examples by relating them to the relevant explanations and experiments. You will also be expected to include relevant “real life” examples of behaviour which can be explained by the relevant theories. The examples will show independence of thought in drawing on “recent events or your direct experience”, rather than those examples discussed “in class”. You will be expected to analyse your examples by relating them to the relevant experiments and explanations as to “why” most people tend to conform or be obedient. You will need to present a consistently logical and fluent essay conforming to conventions.

TASKS 1 and 2. Your use of English should have few minor errors, and your writing should be consistently fluent so that your meaning is clear. You should use key psychological terms appropriately in such a way that you also clearly explain their meaning. You will be expected to use the Harvard system of referencing accurately and you will be expected to meet all the expectations laid out in the “guidance”, including word limits +/- 10%.