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Introduction to Phobias, Depression and OCD (Online Lesson)

  • Levels: AS, A Level
  • Exam boards: AQA

This online lesson introduces students to the three mental health conditions that are named in the AQA A-Level Psychology specification - phobias, depression and OCD.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY IN THIS ONLINE LESSON

  • What it means to have a phobia, OCD or depression
  • Key terms and concepts that will be studied throughout each condition
  • How to embed research methods and data analysis skills in this sub topic

HOW TO USE THIS LESSON

Follow along in order of the activities shown below. Some are interactive game-based activities, designed to test your understanding. Others are based on short videos, that including activities for you to think about and try at home.

If you would like to download a simple worksheet to accompany the video activities, you can download it here. Alternatively, just use a piece of paper.

VIDEO ACTIVITY 1

In this video activity, you will be introduced to what it means to have OCD, phobias or depression. You will look at some examples of each and consider the different things that could cause each condition.

VIDEO ACTIVITY 2

In this video and activity, you will practice applying your research methods and data analysis skills within the context of phobias, ocd and depression to recap your A02 skills.

VIDEO ACTIVITY 3

In this video you will become familiar with key terms and definitions that cover phobias, OCD and depression. The terms will be a crucial part of developing your exam skills for future lessons and topics in psychopathology.

Try this 'Match Up' activity. You will be shown 8 images that represent different phobias. The names of each of the phobias have been mixed up. Drag and drop the names of the phobias to match the images.

Before you finish, try this last activity. You will be given the first part of a question and must eliminate any 'impossible answers'. When the full question is revealed choose the correct answer to score points.

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