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January 22, 2022, 07:19:42 am

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#### Harrycc3000

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« Reply #1800 on: August 26, 2021, 12:01:47 pm »
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Hi guys I'm trouble finding the difference between appraisal support and informational support. They seem to both involve just giving information to the person that helps them cope with their mental disorder. Any point clarifying this up would be very helpful .

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#### lm21074

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« Reply #1801 on: August 28, 2021, 01:12:03 pm »
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Hi Harry,

I remember having this exact same question last year! Informational and appraisal support are actually really similar, but there is a slight difference between them.

My teacher told me that the key difference between appraisal support and informational support are:
- appraisal support involves giving information that is useful for self-evaluation to deal with a mental health problem  e.g. A Year 12 student who is facing the stressor of coping with the demands of school can talk to a family member or friend to determine how threatening the stressor is and talk about how to cope with it and reduce its impact (such as reducing anxiety around assessments).
- informational support involves giving advice, suggestions and information (as mentioned in the name) to cope with a mental health problem. Informational support is often given out by community groups and agencies rather than an individual like appraisal support. For instance, a person who is struggling to cope with their emotions might turn to agencies like Beyond Blue and ReachOut for advice on how to deal with the problem.

Hope this helps you out a bit
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#### 723462346127

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« Reply #1802 on: October 04, 2021, 05:33:53 pm »
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Hey guys! Does anyone have any techniques/ideas for studying psych??... I have done a few practice questions and whatnot but am struggling to motivate myself to study for psych. I haven't burnt out, I am just finding the content extra dry and find myself opting to study for literally anything else instead. Any ideas to spice it up a bit would be awesome )))

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« Reply #1803 on: October 04, 2021, 05:34:18 pm »
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Hey guys! Does anyone have any techniques/ideas for studying psych??... I have done a few practice questions and whatnot but am struggling to motivate myself to study for psych. I haven't burnt out, I am just finding the content extra dry and find myself opting to study for literally anything else instead. Any ideas to spice it up a bit would be awesome )))

#### Corey King

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« Reply #1804 on: October 04, 2021, 09:48:46 pm »
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Hey guys
I was just wondering why the interventions in option D aren't also considered to help Eleanor with her Phobia?
Both option C and D appear correct to me.
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#### tiredandstressed

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« Reply #1805 on: October 04, 2021, 10:12:39 pm »
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Hey guys
I was just wondering why the interventions in option D aren't also considered to help Eleanor with her Phobia?
Both option C and D appear correct to me.
https://gyazo.com/546d299a14fc8a0a2ed463e0865d8594

Many thanks,
Corey

The question said 'the most appropriate' so although D is not necessarily a wrong answer, C was more specific to Elenor's case especially 'learning about mental illness is quite vague so C is more superior of an approach compared to D
Hope that helps
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#### Corey King

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« Reply #1806 on: October 08, 2021, 12:39:54 pm »
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The question said 'the most appropriate' so although D is not necessarily a wrong answer, C was more specific to Elenor's case especially 'learning about mental illness is quite vague so C is more superior of an approach compared to D
Hope that helps

I see, thanks

#### mcmahonlaura07

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« Reply #1807 on: October 18, 2021, 03:14:41 pm »
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Hey does anyone have advice on how long to spend on extended response questions for the 3&4 exam? i know it varies depending on whether u start front to back or back to front on the exam pages but I'm scared I'm spending too long. thanks

#### mcmahonlaura07

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« Reply #1808 on: October 19, 2021, 10:19:32 am »
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hey does anyone know where i can get vcaa definitions for unit 3&4? different textbooks etc all have different definitions and I wanted to learn the exact vcaa ones for the exam

#### tiredandstressed

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« Reply #1809 on: October 19, 2021, 01:29:38 pm »
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Hey does anyone have advice on how long to spend on extended response questions for the 3&4 exam? i know it varies depending on whether u start front to back or back to front on the exam pages but I'm scared I'm spending too long. thanks
The exam has 120 marks, and runs for 150 mins writing time.
Thus, that would be 1.25 marks per minute
For the 10 marker 12-18 mins is a good time range to dedicate- this will give you sufficient time to write the essay, you don't want to spend too long since in the end it is only 10 marks, you still have 110 marks to obtain.
Marking criteria: there is not set criteria (here is a guide)
- Defining psychological terminology and accurate use of such terms, justifying their relevance
- Discussion of relevant psychological information, ideas, concepts, theories and/or models and the connections between them
- Analysis and evaluation of data, methods and scientific models and ability to apply scenario
- Clear, controlled, succinct expression
So how are answers marked?
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They are marked holistically, examiners are trying to reward you there is not set points expected for a complete answer
Psychological definitions/ terminology  (0.5-1 mark)
Discussion of the three concepts (separate paragraphs), in a sophisticated manner that demonstrates a high level of understanding + incorporation of scenario (7-9 marks )
Clear, controlled expression (0.5-1 mark)
Complete answers will score better than an incomplete answer
*Usually for answers scoring <5 marks acquire 1-2 marks for definitions
**Answers scoring 9-10 marks must achieve all three criteria (i.e. good use of expression, sophisticated language)
***The marks I have put is a guide, and not what VCCA actually use
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#### ajka0002

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« Reply #1810 on: October 23, 2021, 02:40:28 pm »
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew if when talking about relearning, such as a question that asks for a definition and example, worth two marks, do we need to mention and explain the savings score??

#### rend

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« Reply #1811 on: October 24, 2021, 02:31:08 pm »
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I was just wondering, in the exam when you are writing your responses, are you allowed to write under the lines but inside the writing space? It's kind of hard to explain, basically inside the box that surrounds the question and the lines to write on, but not on the lines (if you use them all up), like under them. Or do you have to go to the back of the book and use the excess lines? Because it seems like such a hassle to go to the back of the booklet if you only need to write one or two more lines. Thanks!

#### Chanelno28

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« Reply #1812 on: October 25, 2021, 09:01:41 am »
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Hi, I have a question for the unit 3/4 exam,
how do you read a hypnogram and identify which lifespan it is?

#### rheadddd

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« Reply #1813 on: October 26, 2021, 12:36:38 pm »
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Hi!

If anyone has done the VCAA 2017 Psych Exam and was able to do this Question 5c iii, could someone explain it to me or provide their response as I'm looking at the answer guide and it still doesn't make much sense to me. I've attached an image of it if that helps.

Thank you in advance

#### hamnafahmi

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« Reply #1814 on: December 09, 2021, 02:48:56 pm »
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Hey guys! Does anyone know the answer to this:

What are two key findings about brain function from the split-brain experiments?

Many thanks,