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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

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.

Margaret Holtgreive, Reagan IB High School, USA

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

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  • Dear Becc Yes, the IB has mandated that a question come from each subsection. On p 43 of the guide it says, "Each option is divided into three topics. For each option, there will be three essay titles to choose from, one for each topic in...
  • 12 Dec John Crane
    The Chi Squared Calculator
    Dear Amanda There is actually some debate about whether this is necessary. Usually it is applied if the frequencies are below 5. However, the IB is not asking students to make this correction. In fact, in all my time working with IB, I...
  • Hi John, I really like the idea of the middle ground approach and am reimagining my structure after surviving the first year. Reviewing the above plan, are you addressing three options- Health, Abnormal and Health? From what I can see, not...
  • 12 Dec Amanda Sharp
    The Chi Squared Calculator
    But, if you take the Yates correction, then it is not significant. Should we take the Yates correction? The reason I'm asking is mine replicated Tversky and Kahneman 1981. They had Group 1 with options A and B and Group 2 with options C and...
  • 11 Dec John Crane
    D. Analysis
    Dear Sharon It is actually the guideline that is given. Yes, it is okay to gather a few more students separately to get the additional data. 10 in each condition is a minimum. - If it is repeated measures, then 10 is fine. This information...
  • 11 Dec John Crane
    Thinking and decision making
    Dear Jen Yes, this model can be used. And the "reliability of cognitive processes" content of "biases in decision making" may also focus on this - focusing on the heuristics. I have kept this very simple for my students and they have enjoyed...
  • 11 Dec John Crane
    LP 4: Schema theory
    Dear Sarah, Yes, there was.
  • 11 Dec Michael Quemby
    SAQ marking: Brain imaging
    Thank you. I will clarify this with my class. Cheers.
  • 11 Dec Sharon Vires
    D. Analysis
    Hi John- you just mentioned a minimum requirement of 10 participants per condition. However, some of the classes that my students used ended up having less than 20 kids in the class. Is it really a requirement or just a recommendation? I always...
  • 11 Dec Jennifer Casaine
    Thinking and decision making
    Hi John, In the new Oxford text, this section is brutal. Systems 1 & 2 are in the "biases in thinking and decision making" section of this text. Can the information you presented above, regarding Dual Processing Systems 1&2, be used for...
  • 11 Dec Sarah Asselborn
    LP 4: Schema theory
    Hi John, I am so confused for some reason on the switching roles component of the Anderson and Pitchert task. Specifically this statement "When asked to recall a description of items in the house, if they were asked to switch schema for...
  • 11 Dec John Crane
    Promoting prosocial behaviour
    Dear Zorica I think so. I think that it would work addressing cognition in a more general framework.