Oxford VCE Psychology Units 3 and 4 Pack

Oxford VCE Psychology Units 3 and 4 Pack

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Oxford VCE Psychology Units 3 & 4 is the Psychology series designed for Victorian students. Written by a peerless author team providing unparalleled expertise and authority, Oxford Psychology is your complete Psychology solution to student success. The author team has provided a strong emphasis on assessment, covering all requirements in the Study Design including accurate weighting of marks and exam-style questions. Written from the perspective of an examiner, the content covers all students need to succeed in VCE Psychology. Developed with the expert assistance of Monash University, the Mental Health chapters have the authority and accuracy to inspire confidence. Research and Ethics is a critical part of the Study Design, and each Area Of Study has dedicated sections focusing on well-known research. The authors, Oxford University Press and Monash University will provide professional development to support you.Oxford VCE Psychology Units 3 and 4 Work Book has been developed to support senior students of Psychology. Closely tied to the study design this activity book can be used in class or as homework to develop the key skills necessary for exam success.
With activities that mirror exam styled tasks, using real world examples this workbook enables students to consolidate their learning in a practical and meaningful way. Contact your Oxford Representative for details of our ongoing Professional Support programme for VCE Psychology. Oxford VCE Psychology Units 3 & 4 - (PDF) For all related titles in this series, please click here
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  • Paperback
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 0195574931
  • 9780195574937

Table of contents

Oxford VCE Psychology Units 3 & 4 Student BookIntroduction - to the student1. Research methods in psychologyReport writing for VCEUnit 3: The Conscious SelfArea of Study 1: Mind, Brain and BodyIntroduction to AOS 12. Consciousness as a psychological construct3. Normal waking consciousness and altered states of consciousness4. Methods of studying consciousness5. Sleep 6. Sleep deprivation7. The interaction between cognitive processes of the brain and its structure8. Studies of cognitive processes9. Processes and procedures in brain researchResearch methods and ethics in brain researchAssessment activitiesArea of Study 2: MemoryIntroduction to AOS 210. Comparison of models for explaining memory11. Mechanism of memory formation12. Memory: strength and limitations of psychological theories of forgetting13. Manipulation and improvement of memoryResearch methods and ethicsAssessment activitiesUnit 4: Brain, Behaviour and ExperienceArea of Study 1: LearningIntroduction to AOS 114. Mechanisms of learning15. Classical conditioning16. Operant conditioning17. Observational learningResearch methods and ethics in brain researchAssessment activitiesArea of Study 2: Mental HealthIntroduction to AOS 218. Diagnosing mental disorders19. Stress and physical well-being20. Phobias: an example of an anxiety disorder21. Mental HealthResearch methods and ethics associated with the study of memoryAssessment activities
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The Oxford Psychology writing team combines the practical experience of classroom teachers with the authority of Victoria's leading psychology educators. Each author shares a commitment to the discipline and a genuine desire for students to be successful. Roger Edwards has been Chief Assessor of VCE Psychology for the last 14 years. Roger is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a psychologist in private practice. He is currently chairing the panel that is designing the sample paper for the new VCAA Study Design. Elizabeth Blaher-Lucas is undertaking full-time postgraduate studies in Psychology this year while on leave from Mentone Grammar where she taught VCE Psychology. She is currently an assessor of VCE Psychology. Karen Marangio has been involved with the VCAA examination panel for the last 10 years, with a large portion of that time as Panel Chair and on the assessment panel as Assistant Chief Assessor. Karen was also a member of the panel that developed the new Study Design. She currently works in the Melbourne School of Education at University of Melbourne, which includes teaching Psychology Learning Area, and her research interests include the progression of student learning of psychology and developing pedagogy of pre-service teachers. Karen has extensive experience of teaching psychology in secondary schools. Vicki Moore taught senior humanities and psychology for 20 years at St Catherine's School. She has also been Psychology Methods Lecturer at Monash University, and a VCE Psychology assessor. She has a Masters of Psychology, is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a psychologist in private practice. Fiona Ganino-Day currently teaches VCE Psychology at St Catherine's School. She has taught VCE Psychology and been a VCAA assessor for 14 years.
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