Psychology for Queensland Units 1 & 2 Student book + obook assess

Psychology for Queensland Units 1 & 2 Student book + obook assess


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QCAA New QCE Senior Secondary Syllabus Textbooks 2019-2020


Psychology will be offered as a Senior Science subject in Queensland for the first time from 2019.

The new syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life. 

As Secondary Publisher of the Year 2017, Oxford University Press is committed to helping teachers and students in Queensland reach their full potential. 

Our brand new two-volume series, Psychology for Queensland, provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed. Units 1 & 2 (Book 1), will publish in 2018, and Units 3 & 4 (Book 2) will publish in 2019.  

Key features include:

  • A Psychology Toolkit which is a stand-alone reference section that explains the structure of the syllabus, supports the acquisition of key skills and provides practical tips for success in Psychology
  • A Practical Manual which outlines suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus
  • Learning pathways which are clearly mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage
  • Assessment support and resources which include exam preparation and practice
  • Coverage of key subject matter which is presented using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements and sequenced to scaffold student learning
  • Differentiated teaching which is supported by a range of appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section
  • Inquiry learning and critical thinking approaches which are clearly modelled throughout  
  • Additional digital learning resources which support teachers and students.


CHAPTER 1: Psychology toolkit


CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Psychology

CHAPTER 3: Brain investigations through time

CHAPTER 4: The nervous system

CHAPTER 5: The brain

CHAPTER 6: Developing and malfunctioning brains

CHAPTER 7: Genetic environment interactions on development

CHAPTER 8: Cognitive development

CHAPTER 9: States of consciousness

CHAPTER 10: Measuring consciousness

CHAPTER 11: Purpose and function of sleep

CHAPTER 12: Sleep deprivation

CHAPTER 13: Sleep disorders


CHAPTER 14: Introducing intelligence

CHAPTER 15: Describing intelligence

CHAPTER 16: Assessing intelligence

CHAPTER 17: Normal or abnormal

CHAPTER 18: Disorders and diagnosis

CHAPTER 19: Psychological disorders

CHAPTER 20: Anxiety disorders

CHAPTER 21: Emotion and cognition

CHAPTER 22: Wellbeing and motivation

CHAPTER 23: Practical