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John Crane has worked at the International School of Prague since 1988. He has 20 years of experience teaching psychology and has done workshops for teachers for the past 12 years. His speciality areas focus on cross-cultural research with a focus on the role of culture in overcoming trauma within communities. He is also an avid traveler, having visited over 100 countries.
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IB Psychology Course Companion (Oxford)
The Course Companion supports the syllabus and includes all options. It promotes cross-cultural links and provides connections to TOK. Ideas for EE are also included.
Psychology SL and HL (IB) provides practical support and guidance to help students prepare for their DP exams for psychology at both SL and HL.
Psychology for the IB Diploma Study Guide (Oxford). A revision guide that takes students through the learning objectives with clear guidance for how to answer the questions - whether as SAQs or essays.
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This is a worksheet that I use with my students after I have introduced genetics to them. The goal is to make sure that they have mastered the conceptual understandings, rather than evaluating specific research. Student worksheet Checking for understanding 1. Often the concordance rate in twin studies is less than 100%, even in MZ twins. Why might this be true? There...
John Crane provides an invaluable resource for all IB Psychology teachers. The site provides up to date studies and relevant material in the current news. It has become my go-to source for IB specific materials.
The InThinking IB Psychology website was extremely helpful during my first two years teaching IB Psychology. I have been able to easily gain access and insight into the IB curriculum.
An excellent resource which really supports my teaching. I particular have used the Paper 3 stimulus material - they have been a great resource especially the model answers.
Thursday 11 February 2016
Helping our students to organize the information for two years of psychology is a real challenge. Whether students take their notes in notebooks... more
Sunday 24 January 2016
One of the banes of the IB Psychology course is the number of studies that students are expected to learn. For a long time I have been telling... more
25 May John Crane
Writing the inferential resultsSo, for each participant you have two pieces of data for each of the conditions, correct? This requires a different level of statistic than is usually taught at this level. Remember, this should be an assessment - using statistics that students...
24 May Korey Haugland
Writing the inferential resultsMy student conducted a study based on the halo effect. She used a repeated measures design, and each participant had four trials in which they were shown a picture of a person, along with a description of that person's qualities. The two...
23 May John Crane
Linking core & options: AbnormalThe study was of depression, not of a cognitive process. The IB would give it in the low markbands. Potentially, zero marks. Students need to focus on the aim of the study. If the aim was to study perception, than it would earn credit....
22 May Ian Latham
Linking core & options: AbnormalSAQ: Explain how one biological factor may affect one cognitive process. Is it possible to use Janowsky et al, 1972 to argue that noradrenaline levels (biological factor?) affect perception/memory (...in fact, how do you define the cognitive...
22 May John Crane
Effect of emotion on memoryYes, I would.
22 May John Crane
Writing the inferential resultsChi squared only makes sense if there is more than one option. Could you let me know what you are replicating that is repeated measures with nominal data?
22 May John Crane
FAQs for Internal Assessmentyes, that is acceptable.
22 May Elizabeth Mathew
Effect of emotion on memoryHello John, would you advise students to use the TEACUP method here to "evaluate a/the theory". Thanks
22 May Korey Haugland
Writing the inferential resultsIt is explained above that "For nominal data, the chi squared should be used for independent measures. A sign test should be used for repeated measures." Is it possible to run a chi-squared test for repeated measures?
21 May Hildegunn Stokke Rasmussen
FAQs for Internal AssessmentDear John, since I am pretty new to teaching IB psychology I have some questions concerning IA for SL-students. I have a few students who are replicating the writing vs highlighting experiment, but is it okey since they are SL, to simplify...
20 May John Crane
Writing the inferential resultsDear Korey, Why would you be conducting a sign test? Why not a chi squared?
20 May SHILPA KAPOOR
Choosing an EE topicThank you for the input. Will guide the student accordingly.