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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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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.

Hilary Rowark, St. Christopher’s School, Bahrain (2015)

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.

Roger Orstad, Cedar Ridge High School, USA (2015)

I am very grateful to have an "online collegue" to get new input from, and very importantly, a very organized and structured such.

Viktoria Bergö, Aranäsgymnasiet, Sweden (2015)

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Infographics

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

Choosing studies

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

The Hawthorne Effect

Sunday 22 November 2015

One of the evaluation strategies used by students on the exam is the "Hawthorne Effect." This is often used as a synonym for demand characteristics.... more

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  • Is Rosenhan (1973) and its followup considered two studies (sufficient to be used alone) or only one study ?
  • 29 Apr John Crane
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Dear Ian, I am not sure what your modification of Loftus is. Even Loftus cannot identify the source of her original clips at this point. So, a different car crash video would be fine. Which social facilitation theory study are they looking...
  • 29 Apr John Crane
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Dear Marc - it would depend on how different it is. If the study is looking at recall, then this is what the dependent variable should be, even if it is a different format than the slides. The students would also have to justify and changes...
  • 29 Apr Ian Latham
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    I'm in a similar situation to John. I have one group who want to run Loftus, but with stimulus material more suited to 16-year-olds, such as a clip of a scene from a UK TV series based in a school and suitable leading questions. Another group...
  • 28 Apr John Crane
    Writing an abstract
    Dear Jen, The abstract is always problematic for me. There is no word limit stated in the guide for the abstract. Many students use the EE as a guide; so the limit is 300 words. I tend to tell my own students to have no more than 250. ...
  • 28 Apr Bhawna Egbert
    Extended Essay
    Thanks John!!
  • 28 Apr Jennifer Maher
    Writing an abstract
    Hi John, Can you confirm that the word limit for the abstract is 200 words? Will the students be penalised if they go over this? Also, do students need to mention their target population in the Hypothesis? Lastly, do you have any tips for...
  • 28 Apr Trevor Mrak
    Meaney et al (1988)
    Thanks to you. This site is endlessly helpful.
  • 28 Apr Marc Green
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Hi John, Some of my HL students are looking to replicate the Perham & Vizard study on music and memory recall and I was curious as to how much modification is too much. Some are wanting to use a form of online memory game as opposed to the...
  • 28 Apr John Crane
    Loftus & Palmer (1974)
    Madge, I meant the video link that is below. Can we Trust Eyewitness Testimony.
  • 28 Apr John Crane
    Meaney et al (1988)
    Thank you, Trevor. Fixed.
  • 28 Apr John Crane
    Social Identity Theory
    Maybe they were temporarily down. Both links appear to be working.