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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 15 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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ATL: Essential understandings The type of observation chosen by a researcher will depend on the aims and objectives of an investigation. Extraneous variables and participant effects may influence the validity of an observation. Researchers must be aware of their own biases when setting up, carrying out and analysing the data in an observation. In observations, the researcher enters...
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.
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.
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
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
30 May Jean Morreau
Content changes: the coreHello John, I'm thinking about continuing the command term/question approach from the current curriculum, as per the example you provided in the assessment changes page. I think It is good as an organising principle, and would be a useful focus...
30 May Isabel McGann
Social & cultural factors on memoryHi John, Quick clarification as to what a student did on an exam If the question asks Describe one study of how social OR cultural factors affect one cognitive process. Are they meant to only write on one- i.e just social factors or just...
29 May Ian Latham
Giving your students accessHow should my students quote your website (if using APA) in both: - in text citation - appendices They're using your site more and more, which is good (although it was easier to have them quote the book). Anyhow, I guess with the new online...
29 May Athena Yannoulis
Martinez & Kesner (n.d)why was the page changed i cannot send it to my students
29 May Laurie Williamson
Writing the IAThank you so much!
29 May Jennifer Tsai Bove
SCLOA research methods revisionHi John, Just wondering about the use of Bandura's study for Research methods. Are students able to use it as an example of an observation and or is it an acceptable example of an experiment (is the IV and DV clear enough)? Many thanks! Jen
28 May Danyelle Cawood
Pyramids for revisionHI John, I could not open the Pyramid revision powerpoint. Is it still available?
28 May Sarah Healey
9. Human relationshipsBrilliant - very happy that it remains the same :)
28 May John Crane
EmotionsDear Brian - absolutely. I think that this is the easiest way to go as it cuts down on the content that students need to know.
26 May Brian Pierce
EmotionsI am wondering if emotion could be used to teach the prompt, "Examine one interaction between cognition and physiology in terms of behaviour." Would Speisman (1964) and Schachter and Singer (1962) studies be sufficient to use on that prompt...
26 May Cathy Windish
Key studies in the SCLOAYes, Sir, we are back in business:)
26 May John Crane
Key studies in the SCLOADear Cathy - is your site working now? if not, please email me at email@example.com and I will check with the tech people.