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PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary pages [PDF 0.3Mb]

  • Chapter 1 - Psychology IQ [PDF 0.6Mb]

  • Chapter 2 - Beautiful minds [PDF 0.7Mb]

  • Chapter 3 - Mind interrupted [PDF 2.1Mb]

  • Chapter 4 - Brain chemistry [PDF 0.5Mb]

  • Chapter 5 - In your dreams [PDF 1.5Mb]

  • Chapter 6 - Pursuing happiness [PDF 0.5Mb]

  • Chapter 7 - Human relationships [PDF 0.5Mb]

  • Chapter 8 - The darker side of human nature [PDF 0.7Mb]

  • Chapter 9 - Conduct and misconduct: the right or wrong of ethics [PDF 0.6Mb]

  • Chapter 10 - Glossary, references and index [PDF 0.4Mb]

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    All ERAs

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    ERA Chapter 1 - Conduct your own research

    ERA Chapter 2 - The Phantom Hand

    ERA Chapter 3 - Perception of mental health in teenagers

    ERA Chapter 4 - What's in a cigarette

    ERA Chapter 5 - Dream analysis

    ERA Chapter 6 - How happy are you

    ERA Chapter 7 - Personal space

    ERA Chapter 8 - Effects of labelling young people as psychopathic

    ERA Chapter 9 - Ethical dilemmas

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    Chapter 1

    Activity 1.1 - Psychomythology

    Activity 1.2 - Scientific method

    Activity 1.3 - Variables

    Activity 1.4 - Era: Conduct Your Own Research

    Activity 1.5 - Psychology and psychiatry

    Activity 1.6 - ECT

    Activity 1.7 - Understanding mental illness

    Activity 1.8 - Understanding schizophrenia

    Activity 1.9 - Research assignment - fact or fiction?

    Activity 1.10 - Areas of psychology - neuroscience

    Activity 1.11 - Becoming a psychologist

    Chapter 2

    Activity 2.1 - Brain games

    Activity 2.2 - Brain games

    Activity 2.3 - Research activity

    Activity 2.4 - Review

    Activity 2.5 - Splitting the brain

    Activity 2.6 - Hemispheres of the brain

    Activity 2.7 - Do the test

    Activity 2.8 - ERA: The phantom hand

    Activity 2.9 - Change blindness, hallucinations and brain banks

    Chapter 3

    Activity 3.1 - Mental illness

    Activity 3.2 - ERA: The perception of mental health in teenagers

    Activity 3.3 - Conduct disorder

    Activity 3.4 - Personality disorders

    Activity 3.5 - Anxiety disorders

    Activity 3.6 - Depression

    Activity 3.7 - Mental illness and drug use

    Activity 3.8 - Alcohol and adolescence

    Activity 3.9 - Body image

    Activity 3.10 - Mental illness - Nature Versus nurture

    Chapter 4

    Activity 4.1 - Grey and white matter

    Activity 4.2 - Adolescent brain versus adult brain

    Activity 4.3 - Drugs and the brain

    Activity 4.4 - Alcohol and the brain

    Activity 4.5 - Cannabis

    Activity 4.6 - Reflect

    Activity 4.7 - ERA: What is in a cigarette?

    Activity 4.8 - Stimulant drugs

    Activity 4.9 - LSD, cocaine and heroin

    Chapter 5

    Activity 5.1 - Sleep

    Activity 5.2 - Sleep patterns

    Activity 5.3 - Sleep phenomenon case studies

    Activity 5.4 - Sleep deprivation case studies

    Activity 5.5 - TAC campaigns

    Activity 5.6 - Sleep log: Are you getting enough sleep?

    Activity 5.7 - Dream theories

    Activity 5.8 - Dream analysis

    Activity 5.9 - ERA: Dream analysis

    Chapter 6

    Activity 6.1 - Positive psychology

    Activity 6.2 - ERA: How happy are you?

    Activity 6.3 - A formula for happiness

    Activity 6.4 - Analysing statistics

    Activity 6.5 - Experiential versus materialistic purchases

    Activity 6.6 - Happiness

    Activity 6.7 - Voluntary activities

    Activity 6.8 - Positivity ratio

    Chapter 7

    Activity 7.1 - Conveying the meaning of a sentence by changing your intonation

    Activity 7.2 - Territory and personal space

    Activity 7.3 - Personal space diagram

    Activity 7.4 - Personal space

    Activity 7.5 - ERA: Personal space

    Activity 7.6 - Class activity

    Activity 7.7 - Class activity

    Activity 7.8 - Hand gestures

    Activity 7.9 - Facial expressions

    Activity 7.10 - Friendship

    Activity 7.11 - Mirroring

    Activity 7.12 - Flirting and kissing

    Activity 7.13 - Role-play

    Chapter 8

    Activity 8.1 - Psychopathy

    Activity 8.2 - Measuring psychopathy

    Activity 8.3 - ERA: The effect of labelling young people as psychopathic

    Activity 8.4 - The Lucifer Effect and Abu Ghraib

    Activity 8.5 - Major General Taguba

    Activity 8.6 - Class debate

    Activity 8.7 - Abu Ghraib and the Stanford Prison Experiment

    Activity 8.8 - Reflect

    Activity 8.9 - Comprehension

    Chapter 9

    Activity 9.1 - Codes of ethics

    Activity 9.2 - Comprehension

    Activity 9.3 - Dr Bailey

    Activity 9.4 - Psychic-driving

    Activity 9.5 - Research assignment

    Activity 9.6 - Psychosurgery

    Activity 9.7 - Inpatients

    Activity 9.8 - ERA: Ethical dilemmas

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    Chapter 1

    Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Chapter 2

    Dr Eric Chudlers website Neuroscience for Kids
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes

    Chapter 3

    Lifelines 24-Hour Telephone Counselling service
    Kids Helpline (for ages 5-18 years) 24 hour counselling
    Counselling Online: Free alcohol and drug counselling online 24-hours-a-day
    Headspace, Australias National Youth Mental Health Foundation
    SANE Australia
    Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
    Australian Governments health insite
    Beyondblue (depression and anxiety)
    The Butterfly Foundation for information about eating disorders

    Chapter 4

    Somazone - A health information website created by young people for young people

    Chapter 6

    Video 2 referred to in chapter 6

    Chapter 8

    The Zimbardo Prison Experiment

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