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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)
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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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How do we build resilience? There are a few factors that seem to play a role - increasing protective factors, helping an individual to develop a sense of meaning and developing stress reduction strategies. But how good are these strategies? And how do we know this? The following activity asks students to consider three questions with regard to these strategies: 1. ...
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.
InThinking has been a tremendous help for a first time IB Psychology teacher. The students have found the lessons relevant and rigorous. I am very impressed by the variety of materials and writing samples available on the website.
I have used several of the resources on this site! In addition, the site organization has helped me to better grasp how to organize my coursework...I wish I had more free time to search on the site! I'm grateful that our school paid the subscription...
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
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
4 Dec John Crane
Teaching notes for BLOADear 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 BLOADear 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 BLOAOur 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...
As for the sport essay, either RQ would be fine.
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 Essayhi! 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 EssayHi 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 AssessmentOk, thank you! That's what I was afraid of, so I had them choose a different study. Thanks again for the response!
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...
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...