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The following sample is a response to the question: Discuss the enculturation of one behaviour. Discuss asks students to consider a range of arguments. Students may show how social cognitive theory, direct tuition or social identity may play a role in enculturation.The sample response is an example of an exemplary response that should receive top marks. Comments about the essay are included below.The...
In order to prepare for exams, it is important to prepare a "tailor-made" study guide. A study guide should reflect your own learning and not just what someone tells you is the "best" research to use on an exam.For the topic "health problems: obesity", you will find an attached study guide. I recommend that you attempt to fill it in before looking at the responses below....
The following lesson focuses on the origins of prosocial behaviour. Remember that as part of this topic, students should consider biological, cognitive and sociocultural explanations of why we engage (or don't engage) in prosocial behaviour.This lesson begins with a discussion of altruism and its potential biological origins - and then looks at psychological (cognitive) arguments. The question...
The following study is a quasi-experiment that examines a potential biological origin of prosocial behaviour. The study may be used as well for essays on research methods and ethics in the study of prosocial behaviour.As with all research in the options, this study may also be used to answer questions on Paper 1 - specifically, questions about research methods, techniques used to study the brain and...
Essential understandingsOur behaviour is influenced by others, even when we believe that we are acting independently.We have both an individual and a social identity which influences our behaviour.Behaviours are learned through our interaction and observation of others.Stereotypes affect behaviour.The sociocultural approachPsychologists recognize that human behaviour can only be fully understood if...
The following lesson introduces the Schema theory - its strengths and limitations. It is also a precursor to the lessons on reconstructive memory and the reliability of cognitive processes. This lesson takes two 80-minute periodsThe following Powerpoint was developed together with Anna Yakutonok from the Prague British School. It may be used together with the lesson plan below. Schema theory pptTask...
The following lesson introduces the Working Memory Model. In addition to learning about the model, we explore what is meant by multi-tasking. This lesson takes two to three 80-minute periods.For this lesson, you will need the following Powerpoint presentation. Working memory model pptEvidence to support the modelTo start off the class, I begin by asking students if there are any types of tasks that...
This lesson plan is an introduction to the cognitive approach and our first cognitive process to be studied - memory. The following ppt presentation is used to start the lesson. This is an 80-minute lesson. Intro to cognitive approach pptIntroductory PowerpointI start this lesson with an introduction to the cognitive approach. I have them sit in pods to start of this lesson, but they could also simply...
The following set of practice papers are not official IB papers. As of the creation of this page, there is only one specimen paper available. All of the papers are created here by me, based on examiner experience.The questions for the papers are always the same. An explanation of the questions is given below.For each exam, there is a set of sample responses. Remember that in the new curriculum the...
This section of the site is devoted to materials that may be used to organize and assist students in the setting up and carrying out of the internal assessment. The section includes suggestions for experiments to replicate, reminders of restrictions for the internal assessment, planners and checklists, as well as samples of IA's which students should consult before starting their report writing....
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.
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.
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23 Jan KIS International School
Practicing Paper 3Dear John, I was wondering if we have any idea of what the grade boundaries will be from L7 to L1 on paper 3 might look like? Many thanks, Ana
23 Jan Janice Town
D. AnalysisOk that's good to know, he did make a bar graph. Thank you!
22 Jan Melissa Mangunsong
ERQ sample: Memory modelsHi John, I want to ask, why in this example you compared MSM and Schema Theory, instead of WMM? Thanks in advance.
22 Jan Allison Navas
Anchoring bias demonstrationI am having a similar issue, how do you change the extension to ppt please?
22 Jan Sarah Asselborn
LP 5: Reliability of memoryOk, so you address it with memory and emotion? Thank you.
22 Jan Brian Underhill
Getting started with IAJohn, In using the Stroop Effect. I understand the original Study does not need to be used or cited, but if it isn't then what would be appropriate material for students to use to replicate?
22 Jan Michael Quemby
HRLP 1.1 Origins of prosocial behaviourThank you John. I had just finished personal relations and am just moving on to these lessons and was thinking I had to design them myself - heaven forbid ; )
22 Jan Nicola Williams
Culture and cognitionDear John, Can you consider Cole and Scribner's study to be a quasi-experiment?
22 Jan John Crane
B. IntroductionDear Sania, Yes, this is not a problem. Even in the past, many of my SL students had only one citation. That is all that is necessary.
22 Jan John Crane
IA menuDear Prya I am not 100% sure I understand what they are doing. What is their hypothesis? If you are not comfortable with their plan, it is always a good idea to send them back to the drawing board.
22 Jan John Crane
ERQ sample: EnculturationDear Emmanouela It is unclear from the guide whether they would do this or not. The topic is about the effects of culture on behaviour, so technically, they could. If students are prepared this way, then even if it is not specified that...
22 Jan John Crane
Stigma and mental illnessDear Ranjani In the sample answer, the first paragraph talks about the population it was drawn from, the second is about generalizing to another population and the third is generalizing to theory. I would expect all three to be there to get...