What are Core Studies?'Core Studies' are required reading on a number of AS Level courses. These fall under the general umbrellas of different psychological approaches and have been selected because they demonstrate a specific approach very effectively, or are important studies in the development of Psychology as a discipline.
On this page you can access the core studies (click on the authors' names) relating to OCR and WJEC AS Level.
Also included here are the OCR Legacy AS Level studies, as these are useful for wider reading.
For each study you will find:
- Reference to the original text;
- A short (one paragraph) summary;
- A long summary covering the whole study in reasonable detail.
NOTE: The short summaries are not a substitute for reading the full summary / full text of a study!