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IB Psychology Course Companion (Oxford)

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Changes to the EE

Friday 26 August 2016

As we all await the publication of the new psychology curriculum, we have also been given the new extended essay criteria. The first set of... more

Interpreting IA comments: Discussion

Thursday 11 August 2016

This is the final of four blog postings on the meaning of IA comments. These comments focus on the "discussion" section of the report. more

Interpreting IA comments: Results

Thursday 4 August 2016

This is the third of four blog postings on the meaning of IA comments. These comments focus on the "results" section of the report. more

Subscriber comments

  • 26 Aug Becc Bunnett
    Critical thinking about emotion
    Hi John, just letting you know that the link for the similar study in task 2 has expired.
  • 25 Aug Sara Volkmar
    Teaching notes for Relationships
    Dear John, Apologies in advance for the rookie question: I am about to start that unit but I haven't done the SCLOA yet. Would you recommend covering the SCLOA first?
  • 14 Aug Todd MacDonald
    Starting off the course
    Great thanks John!
  • 14 Aug John Crane
    Starting off the course
    Sorry, I will fix this. It should read "teaching about research in the research methods section." Thanks for pointing that out.
  • 13 Aug Todd MacDonald
    Starting off the course
    Hi John, In the last sentence it says you can find the activities for this unit in Teaching Research - do you mean Research Methods or the skill development? Cheers! Todd
  • 12 Aug John Crane
    Ethics in psychology
    A single blind control is a specific form of deception where the researchers know which treatment is being received by which group, but the subjects do not. Sometimes, deception is to intentionally lie to a subject - for example, pouring smoke...
  • 11 Aug Sonica Patwardhan
    Ethics in psychology
    Hi John.. What is the difference between deception and single blind control?
  • 9 Aug Sonica Patwardhan
    Neuron touching activity
    Fun activity! Students enjoyed it!
  • 8 Aug Joanne Edwards
    Setting up the course
    I think the idea of designing an experiment would be really helpful and interesting for them - Thank you for your help.
  • 7 Aug John Crane
    Examining examine
    Just relinked it. See if it works now. John
  • 5 Aug Kathleen Dodgen
    Examining examine
    It looks like I need authorization to access the Tierney study. Anyone else having trouble with the link?
  • 4 Aug John Crane
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    That is not a problem.