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Conformity

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Cultural dimensions

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Emic vs etic

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Origins of stereotyping

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Principles of the SCLOA

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Research methods in the SCLOA

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Situational vs dispositional factors

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Social Identity Theory

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Social Learning Theory

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Attribution Errors

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Twin studies powerpoint

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Localization of function worksheet

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Neurotransmission review worksheet

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Meditation and health research

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Interactions worksheet

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Teaching notes on eyewitness testimony

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Compliance techniques

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Stanford Prison Study worksheet

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Student copy of reading and questions

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Sample essay

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Cultural dimensions worksheet

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Donder's task worksheet

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Test

Practice Paper I - student copy*

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Nervous system powerpoint

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Social Identity Theory Powerpoint

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Compliance techniques powerpoint

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Cultural dimensions powerpoint

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Student copy

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Student copies with comments

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Copy of the sample with comments

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Copy of the sample essay with comments and assessment

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Student copy of the sample with comments

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Student copy with comments.

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Copy of the essay with comments and assessment

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ERQ sample with comments

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Sample SAQ with annotation

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Student copy

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Anchoring bias Powerpoint

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Sample with comments

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Student sample response with comments

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Annotated sample response on BLOA principles.

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Sample response with comments

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Annotated sample of CLOA principles response

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Annotated copy of the sample response

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Annotated sample - Ethics and SCLOA

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Sample SAQ with annotations.

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Worksheets

Student handout

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Annotated response to emic and etic approaches

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Annotated copy of the sample response

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Annotated copy of SAQ

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Annotated student sample

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Annotated student copy

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Annotated student script

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Annotated student response

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Annotated sample response

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Annotated copy of sample response

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Annotated copy of sample SAQ

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Annotated sample for CLOA research methods

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  Annotated sample of factors on conformity SAQ

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Annotated sample of reliabilty of memory SAQ

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Annotated copy of Situational vs Dispositional sample SAQ

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Annotated copy of the SIT SAQ

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Key points

Student copy

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Activities

Handout for the Group decision making activity

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Teacher script for level of processing activity

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Student handouts

Student handout for level of processing activity

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Rubric for assessment of Alzheimers research appealrn rn rn rn

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Amazing that we can read this

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Find the e's

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Brain museum project handout

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Brain museum assessment rubric

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Mind maps

Graphic organizer for models essay question

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Stress brochure activity and assessment rubric

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Student copy

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Intelligence Socratic Seminar assignment and assessment rubric

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Student copy

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Student copy

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Student copy

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Activities

Abu Ghraib letter to the editor activity and rubric

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War of the Ghosts student copy

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Mind maps

SCLOA study guide

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Student copy

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Student handouts

Suggested rubric for this assessment

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Student copy of Abrams study

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Social proof handout

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Teaching ideas

Attribution skit scenarios

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Flashbulb memories related to World War II

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Student copy of Zhang, Winterich & Mittal (2010)

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Mind maps

Mind-map for the essay: Evaluate schema theory with reference to research

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Student copy of mindmap

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Student handout

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Origins of intelligence

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Study copy

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Student handout

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Attribution errors worksheet

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Genetics

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An introduction to memory

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Biological effects on memory

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Effects of emotion on memory

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Memory models

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Principles of the CLOA & Schema Theory

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Reliability of memory

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Social and cultural factors on memory

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Brain imaging and the BLOA

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Interaction of biological and cognitive factors

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Localization of function

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Neurotransmission

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Principles of the BLOA

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  • Activities
  • Full mock exam samples
  • Key study summaries
  • Multiple choice revision quizzes
  • Presentations of big ideas
  • Project based learning
  • Revision worksheets
  • Sample SAQs and ERQs
  • Sample unit plans
  • Teachers notes

This section of the site is dedicated to support for Paper 1. For both SL and HL candidates, the demands and the assessment of this paper is the same. The paper assesses students on the three "levels of analysis" - that is, biological, cognitive and socio-cultural explanations of behaviour. The approach to this part of the course is integrative; students should not be trying to determine which of the three levels of analysis is "the best," but rather see that a holistic approach to understanding behaviour is better than a reductionist approach in most cases.

Paper 1 is a two hour exam. Part A of the paper is three Short Answer Questions [SAQs]. Students must answer all three of the questions. Each question is worth 8 marks. Part B of the paper is an essay. Students must choose one of the three essays. Each essay focuses on a single level of analysis, but students could be asked to compare the level of analysis to one other of their choice.

The IB rubric for SAQ responses

0: The answer does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

Low: There is an attempt to answer the question, but knowledge and understanding is limited, often inaccurate, or of marginal relevance to the question.

Mid: The question is partially answered. Knowledge and understanding is accurate but limited. Either the command term is not effectively addressed or the response is not sufficiently explicit in answering the question.

High: The question is answered in a focused and effective manner and meets the demands of the command term. The response is supported by appropriate and accurate knowledge and understanding of research.

TIPS: Writing an SAQ

  • The first sentence should always directly answer the question. This helps the student to focus on the question and not get off task with unnecessary introductory ideas which are not part of the demands of the SAQ.

  • Always use one clear example of research to support/illustrate the answer. Students should not try to fill their SAQs with several examples. This takes time away from the essay in which they are expected to show greater depth of knowledge.

  • Be sure to show how the piece of research that was chosen answers the question. There needs to be an explicit link back to the question being asked. Students who simply describe a study which is relevant, but not explicitly linked, usually score in the mid markband.

  • Students should use complex sentences to explain what they mean. They should not just "drop vocabulary" into the response. For example, students should not simply write: One limitation of this study is ecological validity. Instead, they should use words like “because” in order to show that they understand what the term means: One limitation of this study is ecological validity, because the results obtained under such an artificial lab setting may not predict what will happen in a naturalistic environment.

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ERQ: cultural dimensions Sunday 27 January 2013

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Teaching Notes for SCLOA Saturday 26 July 2014

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Gender differences content analysis Saturday 24 May 2014

There are several ways to get students to practice a content analysis. One of the easiest is to have them analyze their...
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Evaluating the Stanford Prison Study Saturday 26 April 2014

In 2004 Philip Zimbardo would write an op-ed piece for the Boston Globe in which he argued that his famous Stanford Prison...
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Thinking about homelessness Saturday 14 December 2013

One of the ways that we can help students to develop critical thinking skills is to have them apply the theories that...
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Summarizing Stanford Thursday 12 December 2013

Some of the famous studies done by social psychologists are incredibly complex. There is a lot of detail with regard...
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