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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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The final assessment criterion of the extended essay is "engagement." It is important that the reflections do not just recap step by step what the student did but, in fact, demonstrate personal engagement. Below you will find a set of potential questions for the three required reflections. The IB is looking for three key elements in the reflections: Evaluation of your...
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.
I am very grateful to have an "online collegue" to get new input from, and very importantly, a very organized and structured such.
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
20 Jan Gregory Shaw
Ideas for Internal AssessmentJohn, one of my HL groups wants to do a version of a product preference IA - Kilts, Montague, Wulf, or Stevens. Obviously they cannot use an MRI. Would any taste tests (such as Stevens use of soy milk) also violate IA rules?
20 Jan John Crane
Rosenzweig, Bennet & Diamond (1972)They absolutely do NOT have to cite the year of a study in their responses. The IB does not mark down if students use animal research. As you can see, this study is appropriate for all of the learning objectives listed at the top of this page....
20 Jan John Crane
Writing the Extended EssayDear Arshiya, I agree. They may want to investigate "To what extent does peer pressure influence ...." Of course, they will have to look at other arguments that show that there are other arguments for smoking. - and just an FYI, after many...
20 Jan John Crane
FAQs for Internal AssessmentDear Linda- that's totally fine.
20 Jan Stacey Locascio
Rosenzweig, Bennet & Diamond (1972)John, Me again :-) A couple of things as I am finding my way through this course. Once and for all...my kids don't believe me...Do they or do they NOT have to cite the year of a study in their responses? Also, if the IB frowns upon using animal...
20 Jan Alex Von Wietersheim
Schema theoryInteresting article! I will tackle the Mahon and Caramazza study over the weekend and see if it lines up with that article from Scientific American. Thanks for the info!
19 Jan Arshiya Bari
Writing the Extended EssayDear John, My student wants to do his EE on the following topic, " To what extent does socialization influence cigarette smoking in adolescents? For the variable " socialization" he has included two socializing agents: parents and peers. My...
19 Jan Linda Maclean
FAQs for Internal AssessmentHi John, One of my (HL) students would like to do the Perham and Vizard (2010) experiment, effects of different types of music and different types of speech on memory, with two conditions: with music and without music (silence). Is that acceptable...
18 Jan Paulina Siekierska
Internal Assessment SL Sample 2Thank you again :) Best
18 Jan Jennifer Casaine
Ideas for Internal AssessmentThank you John. My students have tried many different tasks such as "52 pick up" with cards, stacking marshmallows and cup stacking. I actually haven't had to send in a sample for this particular experiment in some years, so each time I...
18 Jan John Crane
Schema theoryGood question. I have found several studies by him - never alone. This citation was taken from a Scientific American mind article. From the Jan 2010 edition: Psychologist Alfonso Caramazza of Harvard University and his team found that the...
18 Jan John Crane
Ideas for Internal AssessmentDear Jennifer - absolutely. Many students have done this in the past.