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John Crane provides an invaluable resource for all IB Psychology teachers. The site provides up to date studies and relevant material in the current news. It has become my go-to source for IB specific materials.

Graham Samson, Exeter College, United Kingdom

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

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

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  • 18 Dec John Crane
    Writing samples: Cognitive
    This is usually considered a social bias. Personally, I wouldn't use it until it is clearer from the IB what they are going to accept as a "cognitive bias." However, some people have been told that they may use attribution theory to answer...
  • 18 Dec John Crane
    Writing the Evaluation
    Dear Tripti They should consider the strengths of using an independent samples. They can find these in the reseach methods section of this site:
  • Dear Chandana A good question. I have the summary from a book called Abnormal Psychology with Cases - by Davison, Neale and Kring, p 276. They cite it as Joiner et al 1999, but there is citation in their references does not match. So, I...
  • 18 Dec John Crane
    Biological approach
    Dear Jessica All questions may be asked as SAQs. There is no differentiation anymore between SAQ topics and ERQ topics. I have not finished the study guide for biological topics, but you can see a sample here of the the first sociocultural...
  • 18 Dec John Crane
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Dear Kelley We actually don't know yet what will be required when you upload the chosen scripts to IBIS. You will be required to fill in information regarding which students (and their candidate numbers) were in the group, the word count,...
  • 18 Dec John Crane
    LP 5: Social Cognitive Theory
    Dear Russel The theory is known as both - and I teach my students SCLT because they got confused the first year with other online materials calling studies simply Social Learning Theory. Students on the exams will most likely call it SCT...
  • 18 Dec Russell Duncombe
    LP 5: Social Cognitive Theory
    Hi John, the title for the page is 'Social Cognitive Theory' but under the first sub-heading Understanding the Theory it is referred to as 'Social cognitive learning theory'. Which term should students use or is there another reason for the...
  • 17 Dec Sarah Asselborn
    Introduction to IA presentation
    Ok. Thank you for your feedback.
  • 17 Dec Kelley Forester
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Hi John, Does the IA need a Title Page? The guide refers to a header and what information must be included, but I can't find a sample that has all the information (like candidate numbers for the student and the group members) in the header...
  • 17 Dec Jessca Patella
    Biological approach
    Hi John, With the new curriculum is there anyway to determine which topics might be a SAQ? I noticed command terms are not given on the MYIB.org for each objective, like it was for the past exam. Thank you, Jessica
  • 17 Dec Chandana Bhandari
    ALP 2.2 Cognitive etiology of MDD
    Dear John, Will really appreciate if i could get the link or brief on Joiner et al (1999) study. Thank you.
  • 17 Dec Tripti Rathore
    Writing the Evaluation
    Dear John, If my students are replicating Loftus and Palmer with independent samples design what can be the strengths of this experiment for evaluation.