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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.


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.


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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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

Subscriber comments

  • 23 Jan Anthony De Giorgio
    LP 4: Social Identity Theory
    Is the classic study Turner and Tajfel (1986) or Tajfel (1970). The link takes you to 1970.
  • 23 Jan Katarzyna Płachta
    Writing the IA
    Dear John, it is ME again. Is there a suggested font for the IA? Also, since they are writing using APA, they should use indent instead of MLA's "one space" rule? Thank you :)
  • 23 Jan John Crane
    LP 10: Globalization (HL only)
    Not sure what happened. It is fixed now.
  • 23 Jan Katrine Mortensen
    LP 10: Globalization (HL only)
    Hi John. You mention a video for the Hikikomoro case, but it does not seem to be included. Sincerely, Katrine
  • 23 Jan Katarzyna Płachta
    The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test
    That's all I needed to hear. Thank you!
  • 23 Jan John Crane
    The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test
    Dear Katarzyna, I have no way of knowing. It is, of course, possible.
  • 23 Jan John Crane
    Hypothesis writing
    I know nothing about the new OUP textbook. I wasn't involved with is and I don't yet have a copy. To me, that is clearly an error. You should let the kids know that it is and teach them a correct definition.
  • 23 Jan John Crane
    Emotion and memory
    Dear Charlotte Yes, Yuille and Cutshall could be used. McGaugh and Cahill is an experiment - as is Sharot (a quasi-experiment). They could be used for that question.
  • 23 Jan John Crane
    Reconstructive memory
    Dear Charlotte, Yes, it could.
  • Dear Katarzyna, They need to convert it to seconds.
  • 22 Jan Nikki Rotkosky
    Hypothesis writing
    page 494 of the Oxford IB book.
  • 22 Jan Katarzyna Płachta
    The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test
    For Stroop, p < .0001. Does it sound right? I know it has been tested many time and is of historical value, but just want to make sure. Thank you!