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Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2 (Student Book with 4 Access Codes)

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170365604

Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 & 2, third edition, has been comprehensively updated by practising teachers for the new VCAA VCE Psychology Study Design being implemented at Units 1 & 2 in 2016. The new edition rigorously follows the 2016 – 2021 Study Design in both content and intent.

Key knowledge is fully and carefully explained in easy to understand, student-friendly language. Key skills are scaffolded and practised throughout ensuring that students are well prepared to undertake the research investigation in Unit 1 Area of Study 3 and the practical investigation in Unit 2 Area of Study 3. Dedicated chapters on the research investigation and practical investigation provide invaluable assistance to students as they undertake these assessment tasks.

Graded questions throughout each chapter reinforce student understanding, questions at the end of each chapter provide greater understanding, application and analysis; and evaluation style questions provide students with examples of what they will encounter in exams.

The Nelson VCE Psychology package is a focussed, precise and complete resource to enable your students to achieve their best possible outcome in VCE Psychology.

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your education consultant for access codes and conditions.
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1 Scientific research methods
2 Role of the brain in mental processes and behaviour
3 Areas of the brain
4 Brain plasticity and brain damage
5 The complexity of psychological development
6 Atypical psychological development
7 Research investigation
8 Sensation and perception
9 Distortions of perception
10 Social cognition
11 Social influences on behaviour


Helene van Iersel is an experienced Psychology teacher currently teaching VCE Psychology at CRC Sydenham. Helene is the lead author of the Nelson Psychology VCE Units 1 – 4 series.

Kenna Bradley is an experienced Psychology teacher currently teaching VCE Psychology at Strathmore Secondary College.

Kristy Kendall graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and completed her Masters of Education in 2014. She was the Head of Psychology at Haileybury for many years, and is currently the Head of Haileybury’s Edrington Campus in Berwick. Kristy has been a VCAA examiner for over 10 years and has published many works in VCE Psychology. She is currently working for Edrolo presenting online psychology lessons and revision tasks for Units 3 & 4 students across the state.

Natasha Young is currently teaching at Eltham High School, Victoria.

Andrea Blunden is currently teaching at Mansfield Secondary College, Victoria.


Chapter opening page details the key knowledge that is covered in the chapter

Key terms are highlighted within the chapter. Definitions are provided on each double page spread to enable students to read and understand each page without interruption. Key terms also appear in an end-of-book glossary

Try it yourself activities provide students with short activities that consolidate or exemplify key knowledge from the chapter

Chapter summary provides a list of the key concepts that have been discussed and developed in the chapter. This will assist students in revision and exam preparation

Check your understanding questions give students the opportunity to recall and recap short chunks of content to help reinforce understanding. Answers to ‘Check your understanding’ are provided at the back of the book

Key knowledge is fully and carefully explained in easy to understand student-friendly language

Focus on research provides examples of psychological research to assist your students in building and consolidating key science skills


By | ISBN-13: 9780170365611
This write-in activity manual provides students with a range of relevant and engaging activities that have been specifically designed to link to the VCE Psychology Study Design 2016 – 2021. Through extension, practice and revision it consolidates understanding of the key knowledge and key skills and provides valuable practice at answering VCE Psychology exam style questions. This manual can be used with any VCE Psychology textbook and many activities can be used as in-class revision, extension or homework.
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