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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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Graham Samson, Exeter College, United Kingdom

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.

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Asking questions

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

Changes to the EE

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

Interpreting IA comments: Discussion

11 August 2016

This is the final of four blog postings on the meaning of IA comments. These comments focus on the "discussion" section of the report. more

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  • 17 Oct John Crane
    C. Exploration
    Dear Mary Yes, that is correct.
  • 17 Oct John Crane
    Writing the IA
    Dear Amer, This is why the IB limits students to only two conditions, They should only compare their data between silence and one of the music groups. The IA is supposed to be an assessment of what they have already learned, so if they have...
  • 17 Oct Mary MacPherson
    C. Exploration
    Hi John, Just to clarify, a target population is no longer necessary?
  • 17 Oct Amer Natsheh
    Writing the IA
    can we use Kruskal-Wallis Test instead?
  • 17 Oct Amer Natsheh
    Writing the IA
    Dear John, I have a question regarding the Mann Whitney U-test. The usual calculator would allow you to compare between two conditions. However, we are not given the option to compare between three conditions such as investigating the difference...
  • 17 Oct John Crane
    Writing samples: Health
    You are correct about Paper 1. They are not allowed to ask questions from the guidance. However, on Paper 2, they are allowed to EITHER ask a combination of the guidance and the topic, or ask a question from the content column. It is a...
  • 17 Oct Sarah Leonardis
    Writing samples: Health
    Hi John, From the training that we received it appeared that they could only ask questions from the first two column, not the guidance. These questions lead me to believe that is not true. Can they ask questions from the guidance? Thank...
  • 16 Oct Anthony De Giorgio
    Teaching ideas
    Perfect, thanks.
  • 16 Oct John Crane
    EE Criterion A. Focus & method
    Sania, the question is too broad. What is meant by "influence an individual's psychological state?" If the student were to study its effectiveness in the treatment of a specific disorder, that would be a better approach.
  • 16 Oct Sania Begum
    EE Criterion A. Focus & method
    Dear John, A students of mine wants to write her EE on 'To what extent does art therapy influence an individual’s psychological state?' Is this a valid psychology research question? Thank you.
  • 16 Oct John Crane
    Teaching ideas
    Dear Anthony I am working through the sociocultural resources right now. Many of the resources from the Old curriculum are still valid, so you may want to check those out. I teach the biological unit last so it will most likely be in the...
  • 16 Oct John Crane
    HM: Milner (1966)
    Karin, this link will help with that. It is thought that working memory is actually "stored" in the prefrontal cortex, not in the hippocampus.