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  • 16 Feb Linda Deeb
    Neurotransmission
    Dear John, Does Crockett et al. 2010 serve for answering the question on the role of one agonist? In the 2nd edition Psychology Course Companion (Oxford) they referred (page 66) to SSRI's as agonists and antagonists in function, while other...
  • 16 Feb Trevor Mrak
    HL Extension: Animal research
    Happy to help! I've mis-downloaded the wrong papers unintentionally from time to time (same author, different topic or same topic but different year/focus), and erroneously gave them to students, so just wanted to make sure. Always appreciated.
  • 16 Feb John Crane
    Group glee in preschool
    Dear Jane The answer above is more like a markscheme than a student response. Yes, they would only be marked on one alternative method.
  • 16 Feb Tripti Rathore
    Study guide: Cognitive processes
    Thanks a ton, John.
  • 15 Feb Jane Sidwell
    Group glee in preschool
    John... on the sample above for 1C - the sample answer provides two alternative methods. Would this not be problematic as the student has not "answered the question asked"? I'm still trying to get my head around how to mark Paper 3 when each...
  • 15 Feb John Crane
    Writing samples: Development
    Dear Natalie Yes, that is correct. But gender roles (not gender identity) is an example of social roles.
  • 15 Feb John Crane
    LP 1b: Studying thinking
    Dear Ethan It is an interesting question whether they are actually using system 2 thinking in appraisal. I am not sure that this is usually seen as a conscious process. A good question, but when I looked earlier, I didn't find many links...
  • Dear Anastasia, No, there is no limitation in the studies they can use - but they need to be relevant to the question. It is not recommended that they create chapters They are encouraged to follow those headings.
  • 15 Feb John Crane
    IA Exemplar High
    No problem, Trisha.
  • In the SAQ they can specifically ask about the MSM or WMM as of 2020.
  • 15 Feb John Crane
    Chen et al (2005)
    Independent measures. Each participant experienced only one condition.
  • 15 Feb John Crane
    Thinking and decision making
    Dear Lizzie I think that this is a strange addition to the list of potential terms I don't know of studies that show "rational thinking," but rather ones that show system 1 thinking and not system 2. So, not quite sure yet what would make...