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

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

I have used several of the resources on this site! In addition, the site organization has helped me to better grasp how to organize my coursework...I wish I had more free time to search on the site! I'm grateful that our school paid the subscription...

Kathi Kahoun, Worthington Kilbourne High School, USA

Subscriber comments

  • 19 Nov Richard Knuckey
    The "old" curriculum
    Annnnd done at this end of the planet at well! Thanks for these pages John; the memories of a flawed but uncomplicated curriculum will live on :-)
  • 19 Nov Sarah Asselborn
    Hi. Just curious what happened to all the old information under each level of analysis...teacher notes, top studies, etc. Thanks, Sarah
  • 19 Nov Bhawna Khanna
    Writing samples:Biological
    Could you please explain how to answer the potential question - Explain the use of one agonist-making use of one research study.
  • 19 Nov John Crane
    ERQ Sample: SCT
    Dear Louise In the SAQs, yes, the aim, procedure and results needs to be clearly outlined in some detail. In the essays, it is important that the student demonstrate clear understanding of the study, but they do not need a lot of detail....
  • 19 Nov Louise Vaughan
    ERQ Sample: SCT
    Hi John, I'm unsure as to how much detail the student needs to include for description of studies in a 22 marker. I've been told that if they include a study they must detail aim, procedure, results and conclusion but I notice in the example...
  • 19 Nov John Crane
    Etiologies of disorders
    Dear Chris, Yes, that is in the text above the options and it was in the clarifications. Please see the clarifications for Paper 2 under "Updates."
  • 19 Nov Jillian Hoogenhout
    The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test
    Hi John, my students have chosen Peterson & Peterson 1959 to replicate for their IA. I just want to confirm that Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test is the correct inferential statistics to use?
  • 18 Nov Chris Barnes
    Etiologies of disorders
    Dear John, Given the fact that the "The integration of biological, cognitive, sociocultural approaches to understanding behaviour and Approaches to research Ethical considerations" are actually in the GUIDANCE section, can they be directly...
  • 18 Nov Ian Latham
    Writing ERQs
    Thanks. V.helpful.
  • 18 Nov John Crane
    Writing ERQs
    Dear Ian I would guess that the student could get full marks for B, potentially full marks for C, assuming that the studies are linked to the demands of the question. Yes, D would be a max of 2 and E could earn full marks. And yes, I think...
  • 18 Nov Ian Latham
    Writing ERQs
    A student who has provided a easy-to-read detailed accurate description of two highly relevant studies in response to an ERQ 'discuss' or 'evaluate' or 'contrast' command but who has not dealt with the issues raised by the command term is most...
  • Thanks, Emily. Fixed.