VCE Psychology Units 3 and 4 Workbook
- 01 Sep 2009
- Oxford University Press Australia
- OUP Australia and New Zealand
- Melbourne, Australia
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.
Table of contents
Unit 3: The Conscious Self1. Research methods in psychologyArea of Study 1: Mind, Brain and Body2. 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 researchArea of Study 2: Memory10. Comparison of models for explaining memory11. Mechanism of memory formation12. Memory: strength and limitations of psychological theories of forgetting13. Manipulation and improvement of memoryUnit 3: Key knowledgeUnit 4: Brain, Behaviour and ExperienceArea of Study 1: Learning14. Mechanisms of learning15. Classical conditioningUnit 4: Key knowledge16. Operant conditioning17. Observational learningUnit 4: Key knowledgeArea of Study 2: Mental Health18. Diagnosing mental disordersUnit 4: Key knowledge19. Stress and physical well-being20. Phobias: an example of an anxiety disorder21. Mental HealthAnswer section