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IB Psychology Course Companion (Oxford)

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.

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Psychology SL and HL (International Baccalaureate)

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.

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Psychology for the IB Diploma Study Guide (Oxford)

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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Asking questions

Thursday 1 September 2016

One of the most important skills that we can help our students to develop is the skill of "asking questions." This is fundamental to the inquiry... more

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

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  • 4 Dec John Crane
    Teaching notes for BLOA
    Dear Madge, got this email back: We've already given Hartsville a two week grace period until 16 December. If you ask them to log in, they will see this... I emailed Madge a few days back, but I think the email bounced back. If your emails...
  • 4 Dec John Crane
    Teaching notes for BLOA
    Dear Madge, I have forwarded this to the tech team. I hope that you will hear from them as soon as possible. John
  • 4 Dec John Crane
    McGaugh & Cahill (1995)
    How strange. This is not the link to the study. I will fix it. As for informed consent, I am not sure how we would know this Allyson. Consent was gained, but to what extent they understood the implications, I am not sure that any report...
  • 2 Dec Madge Zemp
    Teaching notes for BLOA
    Our subscription has expired!! Our IB coordinator, Brian Howell, has submitted all necessary paperwork and we are waiting on our district level clearing since it is "online!" I personally paid several years to avoid this mess. Please consider...
  • 2 Dec Allyson Neuberg
    McGaugh & Cahill (1995)
    Hey John! Hope you are doing well! My students asked about the informed consent of this study - how much did the participants know about what they were going to be injected with? I clicked on the link for the original study above, but it doesn't...
  • 1 Dec John Crane
    Extended Essay
    As for the sport essay, either RQ would be fine.
  • 1 Dec John Crane
    Extended Essay
    No, I think that media is a fine term. I don't think that there are differences between Internet, movies, etc. in the influence on eating behaviour. I think it is just fine. And yes, a biological argument would be a good counter-argument.
  • 1 Dec Hana Majzoub
    Extended Essay
    hi! sorry to bother you again!i need your opinion on the following RQ:To what extent does media provide a social context for the development of anorexia nervosa among teenage girls? My worry regarding this topic is that Media is a very broad...
  • 1 Dec Hana Majzoub
    Extended Essay
    Hi again, does this mean it would be better to restate the RQ as follows:to what extent do sociocultural factors play a role in athlete's performance?OR to what extent do extrinsic factors play a role in athlete's performance?then it makes...
  • 1 Dec Nicole Broder
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Ok, thank you! That's what I was afraid of, so I had them choose a different study. Thanks again for the response!
  • 1 Dec John Crane
    Extended Essay
    Dear Hana, the question is a bit complex. I would focus only on performance. If you have SCLOA plays a role in motivation, then intrinsic motivation does not make sense as a counter-argument, unless there are biological studies on the nature...
  • 1 Dec John Crane
    Extended Essay
    Dear Jill, I think that this is on track. If she finds a specific interrogation method - or a characteristic of a method (or two), then this would be even better defined. But I would have her start researching this question to see what she...