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  • 18 Feb John Crane
    Writing samples: Cognitive
    Dear Ana No. There can be an ethics question in the biology extension because it is stated as such.
  • 18 Feb John Crane
    Theory of mind and empathy
    Dear Natalie Yes, that is correct.
  • 18 Feb John Crane
    IA menu
    Dear Jill, I don't know what you mean by the "second experiment." Could you be more specific?
  • 18 Feb John Crane
    Writing samples: Abnormal
    Dear Richard, As the samples all show a common way of addressing the questions, I have not made it a priority to get all of the samples up. I am trying to finish all lesson plans this week and then I will finish all of the study guides....
  • I usually have them read through the family history and then go into online research.
  • Hi John, this looks great! Do you ever get students to read past Section 4 or do they just stop there and then go on with the online research?
  • 18 Feb KIS International School
    Writing samples: Cognitive
    Dear John, Can there be a question on ethics under the HL extensions? For example: ethical considerations in digital technology and cognitive processes? Many thanks. Ana
  • 18 Feb Jill Poots
    IA menu
    Hi John, I have a group looking to replicate the second experiment Williams & Bargh did? Do you think this is appropriate for an IA? Best wishes, Jill
  • 17 Feb Richard Knuckey
    Writing samples: Abnormal
    Hi John Great writing samples .. very useful. Do you plan to do any to address the 'Treatment' topic?
  • 17 Feb Natalie Denton
    Theory of mind and empathy
    John, So would it be correct then that 'Theory theory' is a cognitive explanation and 'Simulation theory' is a biological explanation of the theory of mind? Thanks
  • Dear Priya In this case, the study is longitudinal in nature and they provided them with therapy. You are correct that this is not the typical research triangulation, but there is data triangulation - looking at change over time in 20 different...
  • 17 Feb John Crane
    Writing samples:Biological
    Dear Arianna I actually think that you can decrease the studies a lot as you do not have to teach all three "topics" in an option. I found that there were fewer studies, but then i have been going over this course a zillion times. If you...