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VCE PSYCHOLOGY UNITS 3 & 4. EXAMINATIONS 2011- ROGER A.M. EDWARDS CHAIR – VCAA SAMPLE QUESTION PANEL (2009-2011) . GOING ONLINE. CHEMISTRY DID IT IN 2010, IT’S OUR TURN NEXT.

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vce psychology units 3 4

VCE PSYCHOLOGY UNITS 3 & 4

EXAMINATIONS 2011-

ROGER A.M. EDWARDS

CHAIR – VCAA SAMPLE QUESTION PANEL (2009-2011)

going online
GOING ONLINE
  • CHEMISTRY DID IT IN 2010, IT’S OUR TURN NEXT.
  • MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS ARE AWARE – ALL PAPERS WILL BE SCANNED. ANYTHING WRITTEN OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED BORDER WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR ASSESSMENT
  • THIS IS NOT SCARY – IT’S ONLY LIKE THE GAT!
role of the sample questions
ROLE OF THE SAMPLE QUESTIONS
  • THE PANEL
    • KENNA BRADLEY
    • LINDA CARTER
    • VICKI MOORE
    • GREG SARGENT
    • ROGER EDWARDS
  • MET ON INNUMERABLE OCCASIONS WITH VCAA REPRESENTATIVES
    • KRIS ALLEN (PROJECT MANAGER – EXAMINATIONS)
    • MARIA JAMES (CURRICULUM MANAGER: SCIENCE)
    • CLAUDIA CICUTTINI (PROJECT MANAGER-2011)
the status of sample questions
THE STATUS OF SAMPLE QUESTIONS
  • THESE ARE SAMPLE QUESTIONS NOT SAMPLE EXAMS
  • NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO BALANCE THE AOSs
  • THESE QUESTIONS ARE BIASED TOWARDS THE ‘NEW’ STUDY DESIGN CONTENT
  • CONSIDERABLE EFFORT WAS MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE QUESTIONS WOULD GIVE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AN INSIGHT INTO THE LEVEL OF DETAIL REQUIRED
the process
THE PROCESS
  • THE EXAM-SETTING PANEL WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE STUDY DESIGN AND ONLY THE STUDY DESIGN AS THE GUIDE AND FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTING THE EXAMINATION.
  • AS PREVIOUSLY, A SPREADSHEET IS DESIGNED, M/C AND S/A QUESTIONS ARE CREATED AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH EACH DP HAS BEEN COVERED NOTED ON THE SS.
  • IN 2011> THIS WILL INCLUDE RECORDING “PARTIAL” MARKS FOR QUESTIONS WHERE THE PARAMETERS CROSS DP OR EVEN AOS BOUNDARIES
  • THE EXTENDED QUESTION WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED IN THIS CONTEXT
sample questions as guidelines
SAMPLE QUESTIONS AS GUIDELINES
  • WHEN CREATING THE SAMPLE QUESTIONS IT WAS NECESSARY TO BE AWARE THAT FUTURE EXAM PANELS WOULD USE THESE AS SIGNIFICANT POINTS OF REFERENCE.
  • (THOUGH NOT BE CONSTRAINED ENTIRELY BY SAMPLE QUESTION CONTENT)
unit 3 selected new content aos 1 highlighted by sample questions 1
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 1HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (1)
  • DUALISM/ DESCARTES
  • ASC – ARTIFICIALLY INDUCED - ALCOHOL
  • STUDYING NWC AND STAGES OF SLEEP
    • PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES
        • EEG (RETAINED)
        • EOG (RETAINED)
        • (EMG)
        • HR
        • BODY TEMP
        • GSR
        • VIDEO-MONITORING
        • SELF-REPORTS
unit 3 selected new content aos 1 highlighted by sample questions 2
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 1HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (2)
  • SLEEP DEPRIVATION
    • REM DEPRIVATION & NREM DEPRIVATION
    • RECOVERY PATTERNS
      • REM REBOUND
      • MICROSLEEPS
  • COMPARATIVE SLEEP REQUIREMENTS AND PATTERNS
    • ADULTS
    • ADOLESCENTS
    • CHILDREN
unit 3 selected new content aos 1 highlighted by sample questions 3
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 1HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (3)
  • COGNITIVE PROCESSES AND BRAIN STRUCTURE
    • INCREASED EMPHASIS ON AUDITORY AS WELL AS VISUAL PROCESSING IN PRIMARY ASSOCIATION AREAS
    • ROLE OF RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM (RAS)
    • ROLE OF THALAMUS
  • STUDIES INVESTIGATING COGNITIVE PROCESSES
    • APHASIA
    • SPATIAL NEGLECT
    • SPLIT BRAIN STUDIES (WAS EXAMINED ANYWAY)
    • PERCEPTUAL ANOMALIES
      • MOTION AFTER-EFFECT
      • CHANGE BLINDNESS
      • SYNAESTHESIA
unit 3 selected new content aos 1 highlighted by sample questions 4
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 1HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (4)
  • APPLICATION OF BRAIN RESEARCH METHODS
    • DIRECT BRAIN STIMULATION (PREVIOUSLY ESB)
      • KINAESTHETIC
      • ELECTRICAL
      • CHEMICAL
      • MAGNETIC
    • TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS)
    • SPECT - (CT; MRI; fMRI; PET RETAINED)
unit 3 selected new content aos 2 highlighted by sample questions 1
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 2HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (1)
  • MECHANISM OF MEMORY FORMATION
    • ROLE OF NEURON: KANDEL’S WORK
    • TEMPORAL LOBE
      • HIPPOCAMPUS – EXPLICIT/DECLARATIVE
      • AMYGDALA – IMPLICIT/EMOTIONAL/PROCEDURAL
    • MEMORY DECLINE OVER LIFE-SPAN
    • ORGANIC AMNESIA
      • TRAUMA
      • NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES (ALZHEIMERS)
unit 3 selected new content aos 2 highlighted by sample questions 2
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 2HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (2)
  • COMPARISON OF MODELS OF MEMORY
    • ATKINSON & SHIFFRIN INFORMATION PROCESSING MODEL
    • BADDELEY AND HITCH NOW INCLUDES EPISODIC BUFFER
    • CRAIK AND LOCKHART SHALLOW/MEDIUM/DEEP
  • THEORIES OF FORGETTING
    • T-O-T
    • DECAY THEORY (N.B. DECAY IS FROM ALL THREE REGISTERS OF MEMORY)
unit 3 selected new content aos 2 highlighted by sample questions 3
Unit 3: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 2HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (3)
  • MANIPULATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF MEMORY
    • ACRONYMS: ADDED ACRONYMS; ACROSTICS; PEG-WORD;
  • EYE-WITNESS TESTIMONY
    • MISLEADING QUESTIONS
    • RECONSTRUCTIVE MEMORIES
unit 4 selected new content aos 1 highlighted by sample questions 1
Unit 4: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 1HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (1)
  • MECHANISMS OF LEARNING
    • NEURAL PATHWAYS
    • NEUROPLASTICITY
    • TIMING OF EXPERIENCE
      • EXPERIENCE EXPECTANT
      • EXPERIENCE DEPENDENT
      • CRITICAL PERIODS
    • IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES IN LEARNING SPECIFIC TASKS (BEFORE – DURING – AFTER)
unit 4 selected new content aos 1 highlighted by sample questions 2
Unit 4: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 1HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (2)
  • LEARNING THEORIES
  • THREE-PHASE MODEL OF OPERANT CONDITIONING
    • DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS (ANTECEDENT CONDITION)
    • BEHAVIOUR
    • CONSEQUENCE
      • N.B. PUNISHMENT NOW SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES RESPONSE COST
  • ONE-TRIAL LEARNING – TASTE AVERSION ONLY
  • TRIAL-AND-ERROR LEARNING
  • BANDURA 1961; 1963a; 1963b;
    • N.B. 5 STAGES, NOT 4
  • INSIGHT LEARNING
    • PREPARATION: INCUBATION: ‘THE AHA EXPERIENCE’: VERIFICATION
  • LATENT LEARNING
unit 4 selected new content aos 2 highlighted by sample questions 1
Unit 4: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 2HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (1)
  • NORMALITY: MENTAL HEALTH: MENTAL ILLNESS
  • CLASSIFICATION OF MENTAL DISORDERS
    • CATEGORICAL: DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10
    • DIMENSIONAL
  • BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK AND STRESS
    • CAUSATIVE
    • COPING/MANAGEMENT
  • STRESS AND BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK
    • SELYE: EUSTRESS/DISTRESS
    • TRANSACTIONAL MODEL: LAZARUS
    • ALLOSTASIS
unit 4 selected new content aos 2 highlighted by sample questions 2
Unit 4: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 2HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (2)
  • SIMPLE PHOBIA AND BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK
    • CAUSATIVE:
      • BIO- GABA:
      • PSYCHO- PSYCHODYNAMIC: COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL
      • SOCIAL- MODELLING: COMMUNICATION: ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCE
    • COPING/MANAGEMENT
      • BIO- PHARMACEUTICAL
      • PSYCHO- CBT; SYSTEMATIC DESENSITISATION; FLOODING
      • SOCIAL- SUPPORT; PSYCHO-EDUCATION
unit 4 selected new content aos 2 highlighted by sample questions 3 options
Unit 4: SELECTED NEW CONTENT AOS 2HIGHLIGHTED BY SAMPLE QUESTIONS (3)OPTIONS
  • MAJOR DEPRESSION (POSSIBLE RESOURCE – www.findingcoaby.com.au)
  • ADDICTIVE DISORDER
  • PSYCHOTIC DISORDER
  • N.B. SIX MARKS MAXIMUM
    • SHORT ANSWER COULD BE M/C BUT RESPONSES WOULD BE WRITTEN IN THE ANSWER BOOK
    • NOT THE EXTENDED QUESTION
  • BIO/PSYCHO/SOCIAL – KNOW TWO FACTORS EACH FOR
    • ETIOLOGY
    • MANAGEMENT
queries to roger
Queries to Roger

trialsforteachers@gmail.com