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Psychology 1&2

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Maddie Matheson Psych 12
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VCE Psychology provides students with a framework for exploring the complex interactions between biological, psychological and social factors that influence human thought, emotions and behaviour. In undertaking this study, students gain insight into a number of psychological health issues in society. VCE Psychology leads to a range of careers in a variety of settings, including research institutions, management and human resources, hospitals, schools and more. Specialist fields of psychology include counselling contexts, neuropsychology, social psychology, sport psychology and developmental psychology.

Unit focus areas

Psychology Unit 1 - How are behavioural and mental processes shaped?

Psychology Unit 2 - How do external factors influence behaviour and mental processes?


Students undertaking Units 1 and 2 Psychology need to have completed Year 10 Science (or equivalent).


Unit 1 and 2 outcomes are assessed by media analyses, evaluations of research, a logbook of practical activities, research investigations, extended practical investigations and more.

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