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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

  • 17 Jan Sarah Elmeshad
    A. Getting started
  • 17 Jan Danyelle Cawood
    Writing the HL Introduction
    Hi John Can you please clarify if HL students need to evaluate the studies they include in their introductions. The samples above do not, but the HL Sample 3 you have on the Stroop effect includes strength and limitation of the studies.Regards...
  • 17 Jan KIS International School
    ERQ sample: Memory models
  • 17 Jan KIS International School
    ERQ sample: Memory models
    Does this mean we can use schema theory and MMS as the two models of memory? In this way we don't need to teach WMM? Many thanks. Ana
  • 17 Jan KIS International School
    Cognitive processing
    Dear John, Many thanks for clarification. Ana
  • 17 Jan John Crane
    A. Getting started
    Dear Sarah I have done both. Having them submit individually helps me to know that they all understand what they are doing. But now that I have 45 students, I have them submit as groups to keep my work life "normal."
  • 17 Jan james burford
    SAQ: Biological effects on memory
    Thanks, good resources. Can brain damage be considered as a biological factor? If so can HM be used?
  • 16 Jan Natalie Denton
    Hello. I am new to IB and have just started teaching the the Stress module to Y13. The students asked me today if the LO ´Describe stressors´ be used as a 22 mark question? Please could someone explain how that LO works? Thank you in advance...
  • 16 Jan Margrethe Hall Christensen
    Internal Assessment
    Oh. I see that you have answered the question higher up here. What should my students do when they have already done the experiment and calculations - with four words? They can of course only look at two of the words, but then the number of...
  • 16 Jan Maja Hull Heyde Nielsen
    Unit planning: Cognitive
    Thank you for your answers. That makes a lot of sense. Looking forward to seeing and using them.
  • 16 Jan Margrethe Hall Christensen
    Internal Assessment
    Hi John! I am a teacher new to this course who have had to take over a class midway. Now my students are working on their IAs - which they started lasted year, and I wonder if replicating Loftus' study of whether estimating a car's speed depends...
  • 16 Jan Sarah Elmeshad
    A. Getting started
    Dear John, Do the students submit their proposal alone or as a group?