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For students studying Units 3 and 4 VCE Psychology

Psychcast Justin Griggs

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For students studying Units 3 and 4 VCE Psychology

    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 1

    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 1

    the roles of different divisions of the nervous system (central and peripheral nervous systems and their associated sub-divisions) in responding to, and integrating and coordinating with, sensory stimuli received by the body

    • 16 min
    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 2

    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 2

    the distinction between conscious and unconscious responses by the nervous system to sensory stimuli, including the role of the spinal reflex

    • 8 min
    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 3

    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 3

    the role of the neuron (dendrites, axon, myelin and axon terminals) as the primary cell involved in the reception and transmission of information across the synapse (excluding details related to signal transduction)

    • 12 min
    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 4

    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 4

    the role of neurotransmitters in the transmission of neural information between neurons (lock-and-key process) to produce excitatory effects (as with glutamate) or inhibitory effects (as with gamma-amino butyric acid [GABA])

    • 7 min
    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 5

    Unit 3 AOS 1- Dot point 5

    the effects of chronic changes to the functioning of the nervous system due to interference to neurotransmitter function, as illustrated by the role of dopamine in Parkinson’s disease.

    • 11 min
    Unit 3 AOS 1: Dot point 6

    Unit 3 AOS 1: Dot point 6

    sources of stress (eustress and distress) including daily pressures, life events, acculturative stress, major stress and catastrophes that disrupt whole communities

    • 11 min

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