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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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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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