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VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
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Re: VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 05:48:23 pm »
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When might a median be a more valid statistic than a mean? - are both equally impacted by outliers?
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Question 38, on psyched 2018 states; ‘Tyson has started drinking alcohol heavily to deal with the stress he is under’ and then asks what 4P factor his heavy drinking relates to – I assumed it was ‘precipitating’ as that would correlate directly to substance use however the answer guide says ‘perpetuating’ – is this because his drinking is a result of precipitating risk being stress – or as such are the factors in the table non binary? ‘Excessive alcohol consumption is an avoidance coping strategy that is likely to inhibit his recovery from the stressors that he is facing’

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•   Can implicit memories be stored in the cerebral cortex? – specifically the primary motor cortex? Or is it more correct to say that they are all consolidated and stored in the cerebellum? Are there exceptions to this?

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 05:53:42 pm »
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What is the difference between content limitations as a psychological measure of consciousness in comparison to day dreaming? – is daydreaming a result of poor content limitations?

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Re: VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 08:12:51 pm »
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When might a median be a more valid statistic than a mean? - are both equally impacted by outliers?
Median is better to use when there is a limited amount of data, or when there are many outliers, whereas mean is better to use when scores in a set of data cluster closely around a central score and when there are no outliers.
Both are not equally impacted by outliers.
Most of the time, go for the mean. It is tested the most in psych and median is rarely used. Same with mode, being rarely used.

Question 38, on psyched 2018 states; ‘Tyson has started drinking alcohol heavily to deal with the stress he is under’ and then asks what 4P factor his heavy drinking relates to – I assumed it was ‘precipitating’ as that would correlate directly to substance use however the answer guide says ‘perpetuating’ – is this because his drinking is a result of precipitating risk being stress – or as such are the factors in the table non binary? ‘Excessive alcohol consumption is an avoidance coping strategy that is likely to inhibit his recovery from the stressors that he is facing’
Alcohol use seems to be perpetuating in this circumstance as it is occurring after his stress. If it was occurring before, it may be considered as precipitating his stress. Similar to poor sleep, substance use can be precipitating or perpetuating based on the scenario.

•   Can implicit memories be stored in the cerebral cortex? – specifically the primary motor cortex? Or is it more correct to say that they are all consolidated and stored in the cerebellum? Are there exceptions to this?

Implicit memories are not stored ANYWHERE in the cerebral cortex according to VCE psychology. Implicit procedural memories are stored in the neural pathways between the cerebellum and basal ganglia. For VCAA, just saying they are stored in the cerebellum should be enough. Classically conditioned motor reflexes are also stored here. Classical conditioning involving the conditioning of fear (i.e. Little Albert) is stored in the amygdala. The amygdala is responsible for the consolidation and storage of implicit emotional classically conditioned memories.

What is the difference between content limitations as a psychological measure of consciousness in comparison to day dreaming? – is daydreaming a result of poor content limitations?
Reduced content limitations are a characteristic of daydreaming, an ASC.

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 12:08:30 pm »
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I thought I was lowkey difficulty in terms of what the question really wanted from you. I was walking home and just thinking of all the possibilities of what I could have written but didn't. ):
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Re: VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 12:12:40 pm »
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How did everyone go?

I thought I was lowkey difficulty in terms of what the question really wanted from you. I was walking home and just thinking of all the possibilities of what I could have written but didn't. ):
Yeah. I noticed a few questions that seemed a bit ambiguous in terms of what I should write in my response too.
Try to to dwell on what you could have wrote though. It's done now and good job!
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Re: VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 12:13:52 pm »
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Hardest psych exam this study design by far. So many multi’s were scuffed. Anyone get n extra copy of the exam by any chance?
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Re: VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 12:15:23 pm »
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Hardest psych exam this study design by far. So many multi’s were scuffed. Anyone get n extra copy of the exam by any chance?

No, ): idk but maybe you can access it online now because it's finished?
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 12:15:57 pm »
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Yeah. I noticed a few questions that seemed a bit ambiguous in terms of what I should write in my response too.
Try to to dwell on what you could have wrote though. It's done now and good job!

Thanks, (: good job too
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 12:16:03 pm »
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What topics were tested mostly? Pretty good range?

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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2019, 12:16:45 pm »
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Hardest psych exam this study design by far. So many multi’s were scuffed. Anyone get n extra copy of the exam by any chance?
Your teacher will probably have a copy so you can ask them. However sharing the exam on atar notes is a copyright infringement and is not allowed. As such the exam can't be posted here if anyone does have a copy.
No, ): idk but maybe you can access it online now because it's finished?
It will take many months until it gets published unfortunately
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2019, 12:18:28 pm »
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What topics were tested mostly? Pretty good range?

The ten mark question was mainly on Atkinson's model for memory, there was one whole question for learning,

Little stuff on Parkinson's and consciousness from what I can remember. A little bit on stress too
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Re: VCE Psychology Exam - 31/10/19 - Discussion/Questions/Solutions
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2019, 12:35:17 pm »
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When might a median be a more valid statistic than a mean? - are both equally impacted by outliers?

- median is the most suitable when the data set is skewed (+ve or -ve). Conversely, mean is valid when the data is approximately symmetrical.
- median is not very affected by the presence of outlier(s), while mean is very much affected.

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