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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1650 on: May 27, 2020, 12:34:26 pm »
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Try your absolute best in your remaining SAC's, you still got Unit 4 to make a comeback.
Ultimately your performance on the exam determines a majority of your study score so if you ace that you're setting yourself up for success.

Eg: I had an average of 84% last year for psych and some people I knew had an average of 80%, I did really average on the exam and got a score in the mid-'30s whereas the people who had lower averages actually did so good on the exam and got a score in the low 40's, so it's definitely possible to make a comeback!. (Our SAC's were sort of easy as well btw)

Also, get feedback with the teacher on areas to improve, it sounds like you are confident with the content but struggle with structuring precise answers.
Impossible to tell from just purely your sac marks. what kind of cohort are you in?

i got a 35 last year in psych and i had an 87% average for unit 3 and 95% for unit 4. but we had easy SACs.
Our SACs are quite tough compared to those of other schools (me and friends from other schools compare our sac qs). The average for our cohort is usually 65+.

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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1651 on: May 27, 2020, 01:17:19 pm »
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what I meant was, look at what scores ppl from your school got last year for a 35 to get a rough idea.

for example if ppl getting in the mid 30s at your school gets ~70s in their SAC average then that's an indication of what to aim for.

also where is your school ranked in the state? if it's pretty high up then you can probably afford to lose a bit more marks on sacs.
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1652 on: May 28, 2020, 05:33:19 pm »
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Hey,

I have a Psychology SAC soon - would you say the best way to study is to do practice questions and making sure I understand all of the content?

Is there a set formula to use when answering classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning questions?

Also, I was told that the number of marks correlates to the number of points/sentences to make. But for example, if a question is worth 4 marks and the question is about the three-phase model of operant conditioning, where does the 4th mark go towards?

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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1653 on: May 28, 2020, 05:57:20 pm »
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Hey,

I have a Psychology SAC soon - would you say the best way to study is to do practice questions and making sure I understand all of the content?

Is there a set formula to use when answering classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning questions?

Also, I was told that the number of marks correlates to the number of points/sentences to make. But for example, if a question is worth 4 marks and the question is about the three-phase model of operant conditioning, where does the 4th mark go towards?
I definently agree that the best way to study is by doing plenty of practice questions, going over any and all mistakes, and revising any content you have identified you might be a bit weak in.
Not all quesitons related to classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning questions will use a 'set formula' particulalrly as some questions might ask you about a certain part of each model (i.e. a question might ask you to talk specifically about just one stage of a given learning model). That being said, many question on these learning models will want you to go through each stage of the learning model which will assume somewhat of a 'formula' whereby you define the stage and then apply it to the specific scenario.

This is correct - typically for questions 3 marks roughly corresponds to 3 points the answer wants you to make. For your example - I assume this is for a SAC - it depends on how your teacher typically marks questions, however if i were to have a guess I would assume the marks are broken down as 1 mark for correctly naming all steps involved, and 1 mark each for applying the given situation/scenario to each of the stages of learning.
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1654 on: June 03, 2020, 09:41:36 am »
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What are the 3 scientific research methodologies? My edrolo textbook has heaps (experiments, self reports, questionnaires, interviews, rating scales, observational studies, case studies, longitudinal studies, cross sectional studies)
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1655 on: June 03, 2020, 06:48:03 pm »
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Hi J_Rho :)

What are the 3 scientific research methodologies? My edrolo textbook has heaps (experiments, self reports, questionnaires, interviews, rating scales, observational studies, case studies, longitudinal studies, cross sectional studies)
I'd say the main ones are independent groups, matched participants and repeated measures (perhaps also cross-sectional studies as a fourth). However, based on the dot point below found in the study design under Key Science Skills (pages 11-12), I'd suggest knowing the basics of the following:
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    determine appropriate type of investigation: experiments (including use of control and
experimental groups); case studies; observational studies; self-reports; questionnaires;
interviews; rating scales
; access secondary data, including data sourced through
the internet that would otherwise be difficult to source as raw or primary data through
fieldwork, a laboratory or a classroom

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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1656 on: June 07, 2020, 08:37:03 pm »
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Hey I got this question wrong in the Checkpoints and was just wondering why.

Scenario: Every time that six month old Akira is tired, hungry and starts cry, his mother immediately picks him up and cuddles him. Akira feels comforted and stops crying. His mother feels relieved that the crying has stopped.

Question is: According to this scenario, Akira is most likley to:
Answer is: B Cry more often when he is near his mother
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1657 on: June 07, 2020, 08:41:59 pm »
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Hello!  :D
Yeah, when I first did this question, I was really confused as well.

Here, I think the main thing to understand is that Akira is being positively reinforced as the pleasant stimulus of his mother's comfort is being added, strengthening HIS behaviour of crying. This is because when he cried, his mother picked him up and cuddled him (which he likes), so in the future, he is more likely to cry again so he can be picked up and cuddled.
That's why it is B as since his behaviour of crying has been reinforced by his mother's comfort, he will be more likely to cry when he is near his mother.
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1658 on: June 07, 2020, 08:58:47 pm »
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Oh okay! Know I understand. Yeah this question is a bit annoying. Thanks!
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1659 on: June 08, 2020, 01:55:50 pm »
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So I'm studying for my upcoming SAC, and I'm struggling with answering questions about context and state dependent cues.
I know what each are but find it hard to answer the questions to get full marks?
example:
As a child, David would become frightened when he saw his mother Tracy scream and run away every time
she saw a cockroach. Tracy always appeared relieved when she was no longer near the cockroach. David
acquired the same phobia of cockroaches and also screamed and ran away whenever he saw a cockroach.
How could context-dependent cues help David remember his psychologist’s breathing retraining
instructions?

My answer was: "Context dependent cues will help David to remember the breathing techniques because of the external environment he is in, if he is always using these techniques in the presence of a cockroach, he is more likely to remember them the next time he is around a cockroach - enhancing his memory..."
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1660 on: June 08, 2020, 03:51:01 pm »
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Hello!

So, with answering any questions , my teacher always emphasises using the technique IDEELS.
I: Identify key terms
D: Define key terms.
E: Explain using
E: Examples
L: Linked to
S: Scenario.

With your response, I think it's really great that you linked context dependent cues to the scenario with David and the cockroach.

Using what our teachers taught us, I would probably answer along the lines of:
Context-dependent cues refer to the specific settings/situations/contexts where the memory was formed (or learning took place) acting as retrieval cues aiding in the retrieval of information. Here, David would be using breathing retraining techniques whenever he sees a cockroach, where the cockroach would be acting a retrieval cue, so in the future, when he sees a cockroach, he will be more likely to retrieve and remember the information of his psychologist's breathing retraining instructions, allowing him to use breathing retraining to control his phobia of cockroaches.

Hope this helps!
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1661 on: June 09, 2020, 03:33:56 pm »
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Hello fellow psych people! :)

I was wondering if we need to know about structural and functional changes as a result of LTP and LDP? This is in my school's PowerPoints but not in my textbook.

Also, I was told that NMDA and AMPA receptors (in regards to synaptic plasticity and the role of glutamate) will not be assessed. Is this true?

Thank you :)

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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1662 on: June 09, 2020, 05:29:20 pm »
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Hello lm21074!

Yes, we need to know the structural and functional changes of LDP and LTP.

In regards to your second question, the glutamate receptors aren't mentioned explicitly on the study design, however our teacher has told us that when mentioning glutamate (especially in its role in LTP), we should also say what receptors (AMPA, NMDA, kainite) it binds to.
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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1663 on: June 10, 2020, 10:42:43 am »
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Hi guys does anyone have their psychology unit 4 scientific poster for a serial position effect experiment?
if not, could someone pleas help me about what I should be writing in my discussion and conclusion

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Re: VCE Psychology Question Thread!
« Reply #1664 on: June 14, 2020, 12:04:10 pm »
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Hello everyone!  :)
I was told by my teacher that adrenaline and noradrenaline contain the same chemical structure but they differ in terms of their functions. (Adrenaline behaves as a hormone when released from the terminals into blood capillaries and noradrenaline is a neurotransmitter released to neighbouring dendrites). Is this true?