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Example Answer for Question 12 Paper 2: AS Psychology, June 2017 (AQA)

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

Section B - Psychopathology

Question 12: Explain [2 Marks] - Psychology and the Economy

Suggested Answer: Research into depression can lead to enhanced treatments that improve the psychological health of patients with depression.

Enhanced treatments could reduce the number of cases of depression and help people return to work. This will reduce absenteeism and save the economy money through reduced sick pay payments. Furthermore, providing strategies that can help patients manage their psychological conditions (e.g. depression) may increase productivity in the workplace while reducing the strain/cost on the NHS, allowing more patients to access treatments.


Please Note: These answers have been produced without the knowledge of the mark scheme and merely reflect my attempt at producing a model answer on the day of the exam. These answers are not endorsed or approved by AQA.

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