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  • 18 Jan Jill Goodreau
    Forming the research question
    Just want to verify this with you John. Is it fine for a student to use this FIRST question for their EE: "To what extent does perfectionism positively affect learning?" Right now he has a longer question which is " To what extent does perfectionism...
  • 18 Jan Sarah Asselborn
    LP 5: Reliability of memory
    Hi John, Do we no longer have to cover Flashbulb memory theory? Do you go over it with reliability of memory?
  • 18 Jan Lukasz Atowski
    C. Exploration
    Thank you John for your answer. Best regards!
  • 18 Jan Mary MacPherson
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    One other point...it struck me as I was generating a Power Point for the extension that many of the topics and studies can be used for either the generic "effects of globalization" or the effects of the interaction of local and global" depending...
  • 18 Jan Mary MacPherson
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    Thanks John, that is helpful. I am trying to hit the extensions hard because we know they will be asked but it's challenging with all the new questions.
  • 18 Jan Corey Price
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    That's what I thought...thank you John
  • 18 Jan Brennan Guion
    Evaluating EE questions
    Hi, John. One of my students is considering the topic "To what extent does pharmacotherapy assist in reducing the symptoms of ADHD. Would this be appropriate for a psychology EE? Thanks for your consideration. Brennan
  • 18 Jan Angus MacDonald
    LP 8: Enculturation
    Dear John With regard to enculturation affecting attitudes, identity and behaviours, could I use gender and the fulfilment of gender typical roles as an example of behaviour or do I need to chose something more specific (parenting for example)?...
  • 18 Jan Emily Britton
    Parker et al (2001)
    Hi John, will it be accepted by the IB to use questionnaire as an example of a research method used in either the approaches or options? I'm a little concerned as it's not mentioned on the specification but it a valid measurement that psychologists...
  • 18 Jan Raji Nagarajan
    Writing samples: Relationships
    Dear John, I see you have added questions under "content only" category. Will there be questions like that in IB exam? or is it strictly related to core approaches, ethics and research?
  • 18 Jan Anni Ahmavaara
    Writing samples:Biological
    I think this may have been asked elsewhere but can't find it for the life of me. In an EQR about discussing or evaluating one or more research methods in Bio, is it okay to discuss animal research as one of the methods? Nice study on biological...
  • 18 Jan Raji Nagarajan
    FAQs for Internal Assessment
    Thanks John, These are my queries: 1. They have proposed to show the list of words, as opposed to a recorded voice, for both immediate recall and one with a distraction task. Will that be ok? 2. The participants they want to choose are middle...