Program details

Psychology revision online – Register here

The VCE Study design is split into 4 key units. This revision program focuses on Unit 3 topics. Unit 3 explores how the nervous system influences they way people experience the world. It considers how stress is a biological process exploring fight-flight-freeze and the General Adaptation Syndrome and how it can affect our psychological functioning using the Lazarus and Folkman transactional model of stress.

The course also looks at how humans learn and form memory.  It considers the Atkinson-Shiffrin model of memory. This model explores the 3 different memory stores, sensory, short-term and long-term memory. Different types of information is processed into Long term memory and each one activates different areas of the brain for processing.  Memory is not fallible and this is explored further through the work of Elizabeth Loftus. Throughout the history of Psychology there has been a number of experiments exploring the way learning occurs. These processes and experiments are explored further.

By participating in this program, students will:

  • learn and apply the exam response skills to a variety of questions
  • link together key concepts covered within the study design using higher order thinking
  • develop an understanding of stress and the nervous system as well as the the processes of memory and learning
  • Revise the Unit 3 content with particular focus on some of the tricky aspects of the study design