Best psyccounting podcasts we could find (Updated September 2017)
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These podcasts are aimed at Unit 3/4 VCE Psychology Students, they can be also be found in the itunes store. See my website for access along with other eresources for Psychology students:
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This podcasts describes both LTP (long-term potentiation) and LTD (long-term depression).
This 2.5 minute podcast provides an overview of the FFF response.
This podcast covers the key brain structures that cause P.D namely the substantia nigra & striatum as well as explaining the impact of depleted dopamine and GABA levels on the impairment if motor function experience by P.D sufferers.
This podcasts briefly covers the lock and key effect on neurotransmitters and receptors as well as distinguishing between neurotransmitters that have an excitatory vs an inhibitory effect on the firing of the postsynaptic neuron.
The role of the axon, dendrites, neurotransmitters and synapse are covered here - which is the 2nd dot point from the Learning AOS. See for more free stuff for VCE Psych students/ teachers.
This podcast provides some parting advice for students on the 3 sections of the VCE Psychology exam on Friday. Good luck all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Student are having difficulty getting their heads around this part of the course, as based on regular questions I have fielded from my own students, students I tutor + students at various lectures I have given recently. This podcast attempts to break down and simply the elements of this model.
This podcast will help you clearly distinguish between Mental health & Mental illness c/o
In the event that the exam extended response is a discussion - this podcast outlines the key components of writing a discussion in an exam situation
I've had another go at distinguishing between positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. Students have traditionally found this difficult, so I hope this podcast is of use!
Context-dependent cues relate to the external environment in which matererial has been encoded. Recall is higher when the retrieval context matches the encoding context as illustrated by Godden & Baddeley's experiment in in 1975 (covered in this podcast)
Acronyms, acrostics & narrative chaining is covered in this podcast along with an overview of how mnemonics enhance memory.
Recall vs Recognition vs Recall are covered in this podcast - all 3 are explained along with examples (including the savings score formula)
A common experience of retrieval failure is the tip-of-the tongue phenomena. An explanation of the causes of R.F or TOT is covered in this podcast.
Pro meaning forward, retro meaning backwards - this podcast examines causes of inteference as well as an explanation of both proactive and retroactive inteference.
Motivated forgetting is covered in this podcast - which distinguishes between Suppression & Repression and highlights evidence of both of these concepts.
Memories fade due to lack of revisitation (which is necessary to fortify the memory)
The Forgetting curve shows the rate and amount of forgetting that occurs over time.
Information in LTM is organised in a hiearchical structure of overlapping concepts (nodes) that are interconnected via meaningful links. This podcast covers the key points relating to S.N.T
The Primacy & Recency effect are both explained in this podcast with emphasis on the the respective use of STM & LTM.
Structural, phonemic & semantic enconding are covered in this podcast - examples of each are covered along with an explanation of the level of processing (shallow, intermediate & deep).
The functionality of the episodic buffer, visuo-spatial sketchpad & episodic buffer is covered in this podcast.
The role of the central executive is addressed in this podcast, a future podcast will examine the functionality of the slave systems of the Baddeley & Hitch model of Working Memory.
Chunking, maintenance & elaborative rehearsal are all covered in this podcast. Chunking icnreases the capacity of STM. Maintenance rehearsal enhances the duration of STM although if you keep it in STM long enough, eventually it will be encoded and stored in LTM. Elaborative transfer aids the enconding of material into LTM.…
Implict vs. Explict memories are covered in this podcast - with specific reference to procedural vs. declarative (episodic & semantic) memories.
this podcast provides an outline of the functionality of our visual and auditory sensory memory registers.
The middle stage of the Atkinson-Schiffrin multi store model of memory is covered in this podcast.
Amnesia is defined as well as a description of both retrograde and anterograde amnesia is covered in this podcast: retro = backwards, antero = forwards in this case.
This podcast addresses - causes for age related memory decline as well as the effects on different aspects of memory - such as retention, STM, LTM, etc.
This podcast covers the role of the Hippocampus in the formation of declarative memories and spatial learning
This brief podcast describes the function of the amygdala in memory formation and fear conditioning
A description of how a patient can identify objects flashed to either the left or right visual field is covered in this podcast along with an explanation of each scenario as per Sperry & Gazzaniga's research.
This brief podcast covers symptoms and cause of this rare condition
This is the 2nd podcast on the speech areas of the brain, which has been produced with the intention of providing a clear distinction of the functionality of Broca's area in comparison to Wernicke's area.
The major function of the left & right hemi's are covered in this podcast
This podcast covers similarities and differences between the somatosensory and motor cortexes
This is the 4th podcasts of the 4 lobes of the cerebral cortex - which describes the primary cortex (auditory in this case) as well as functions of the association areas and symptoms of damage to the lobe.
This podcast focuses on the functionality of the prefrontal cortex
This clip covers the main functions of the visual cortex and the associations areas of the occipital lobe
This podcast provides an overview of the structure and 3 functional areas of the cerebral cortex
The psychological and physiological effects of sleep deprivation are covered in this podcast. see facebook page for additional feeds for VCE Psychology podcasts and YouTube clips.
This podcast examines the use of sleep labs, video monitoring and self reports in studying sleep
Thic podcast covers the use of the EOG and EMG in indicating stages of sleep. See facebook page for additional feeds for the Psychology student.
This podcast covers 1 of the 6 Psychological characteristics that we can use to distinguish a normal waking consciousness from an altered state of consciousness
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