AS Study Full Text References (Spec. 2008)


A good while back I compiled a list of references and more importantly full text links for all of the core studies. Well now the new 2008 spec has been finalised it’s time for the updated references. If you’re looking for the ‘old’ (2000-2007) spec studies see this page. All of the files are being hosted by or

First and foremost links to some files for the new specification:

Cognitive Psychology

LOFTUS, E. & PALMER, J. (1974) Reconstruction of automobile destruction. Journal of Verbal Learning & Verbal Behaviour. 13. 585–589 [full text or here]

BARON-COHEN, S., JOLLIFFE, T., MORTIMORE, C. & ROBERTSON, M. (1997) Another advanced test of theory of mind: evidence from very high functioning adults with autism or Asperger syndrome. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 38: 813–822 [Full text or here]

SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH, S. Spontaneous Symbol Acquisition and Communicative Use by Pygmy Chimpanzees (1986). [Full Text]

Developmental Psychology

SAMUEL, J. & BRYANT, P. (1984) Asking only one question in the conservation experiment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 25. 315–318 [full text]

BANDURA, A., ROSS, D. & ROSS, S. (1961) Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 63. 375-382 [full text]

FREUD, S. (1909) Analysis of a phobia of a five-year old boy. Pelican Freud Library. Vol. 8. Case Histories 1

Physiological Psychology

MAGUIRE, E. A., GADIAN, D. G., JOHNSRUDE, I. S., GOOD, C. D., ASHBURNER, J., FRACKOWIAK, R.S. & FRITH, C. D. (2000) Navigation-related structural changes in the hippocampi of taxi drivers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. 97. 4398–4403 [full text or here]

DEMENT, W. & KLEITMAN, N. (1957) The relation of eye movements during sleep to dream activity. Journal of Experimental Psychology. 53 (5). 339–346 [full text]

SPERRY, R. (1968) Hemisphere deconnection and unity in consciousness. American Psychologist. 23. 723–733 [full text]

Social Psychology

MILGRAM, S. (1963) Behavioural study of obedience. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 67. 371–378 [full text]

REICHER, S. & HASLAM, S. A. (2006) Rethinking the psychology of tyranny. The BBC prison study. [full text]

PILIAVIN, I., RODIN, J. & PILIAVIN, J. (1969) Good Samaritanism; an underground phenomenon? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 13(4). 289–299 [full text]

The Psychology of Individual Differences

ROSENHAN, D. (1973) On being sane in insane places. Science. 197. 250–258 [full text]

THIGPEN, C. & CLECKLEY, H. (1954) A case of multiple personality. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 49. 135–151 [full text]

GRIFFITHS, M.D. (1994). The role of cognitive bias and skill in fruit machine gambling. British Journal of Psychology. 85. 351–369 [full text] [PsychBLOG Interview]

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7 Responses to “AS Study Full Text References (Spec. 2008)”

  1. robert marchbanks February 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm #

    trying to research sir michael rutter’s theory on child development-‘help’

  2. Vix September 6, 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    Thanks so much for this website. I’m just beginning my Psychology course and I’ve been given research to do. With the help of this website, and this page, I’ve found lots of useful pieces of information for my studies! Thanks!

  3. Waleed Rana September 24, 2008 at 5:07 pm #

    this site rawks!!

    much more helpful for AS psych.

  4. fizzah April 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    i love this website. it’s helpful :)

  5. Hanna August 31, 2009 at 3:40 am #

    I never ever post but this time I will,Thanks alot for the great blog.

  6. Ayesha May 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Aah!! Thank you!! I am a private candidate appearing for my AS and A Levels and I was searching for these everywhere!! The New Syllabus is back to 20 studies… Thank you again!!

  7. Susan April 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    This is very helpful for teachers of IB Psychology as well. Thank you.

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