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FAITH LUTHERAN COLLEGE

Stage 2 Psychology
Altered States of Awareness
Practice Test
2018

NAME:

The test consists of two sections:

1. SECTION A: - SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

2. SECTION B: - EXTENDED RESPONSE QUESTION

Answer ALL QUESTIONS


PRACTICE TEST 2018

Name: _________________________________________________ 50 Marks

SECTION A: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS


(30 marks)

1.

Describe 2 features of the sleep that is illustrated by the shaded region on the graph.

Feature 1

Feature 2

(4 marks)
2. Explain one effective Psychological Intervention for insomnia

(4 marks)

3. Research has shown that much is happening in our brains and bodies during
sleep.

(a) Describe what happens in the brain and body during Stage 2 of sleep.

(4 marks)

(b) Describe two differences between REM sleep and stage 1 sleep.

(4 marks)

4. Daily routines and environmental factors eg airline travel across time zones,
shifting rosters at work or longer periods of darkness during the winter months can
disrupt the sleep/wake cycle.

(a) Choose one of the above examples and describe how the sleep/wake
cycle is disrupted.

(4 marks)

5. In Australia 20 – 30 % of serious motor vehicle accidents are caused by fatigue.


(a) Explain how 2 common symptoms of fatigue can lower driver performance.

(4 marks)

(b) Describe one strategy that drivers should do to prevent fatigue and the possibility of road
accidents.

(2 marks)

6. Describe one common sleep disorder

(4 marks)
SECTION B: EXTENDED-RESPONSE QUESTION

(20 marks)
Answer the following question in this section on the pages provided. You should spend 5 minutes planning and 20 minutes
writing.

Learning to manage stress effectively has been described as an important part of


personal growth.

 Describe one physiological and one psychological symptom of stress.


 Describe two coping strategies that people could use to improve their ability to
manage stress.
 Describe some of the long term effects of heightened arousal on different individuals with
reference to the General Adaptation Syndrome.
 What are two ethical principles that researchers need to be aware of when using vulnerable
groups of participants under stress?

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