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Drury et al (2009)15 October 2019

Social Identity Theory has been applied to explain many different behaviours. In particular, it has been used to explain prosocial behaviour - that is, the willingness to help someone in need of help. more

Ronay and von Hippel (2010)15 October 2019

Ronay and von Hippel carried out a study to investigate the potential role of evolutionary factors in male skateboarding behaviour. The study can be used for the following topics:Discuss how and why particular... more

IA Menu 1free15 October 2019

One of the ways to make it easier for students to choose their IA experiment for replication is to give them a limited menu of choices. By giving them a menu of options, it guarantees that you are familiar... more

Hormones15 October 2019

Hormones are another class of chemicals that affect behaviour. Unlike neurotransmitters, hormones are not released by the terminal buttons of a neuron; instead, they are secreted by glands in the endocrine... more

LP 7: The evolution of attraction15 October 2019

The following lesson is on the evolution of attraction. It starts with an overview of evolutionary theory and then looks at two key studies of the role of biology in attraction.The lesson finishes with... more

Exemplar: Sociocultural factors in stressfree15 October 2019

The following sample is a response to the question: Discuss a sociocultural approach to one health problem. Discuss asks students to consider the way that the sociocultural approach addresses a problem... more

SAQ sample: Culture and memory14 October 2019

The following sample is for the SAQ: Explain one study of one effect of culture on one behaviour or cognitive process. The approach taken by this sample is to address a cognitive process.The sample below... more

ALP 1.5 Ethics in diagnosis13 October 2019

The following lesson plan looks at ethical considerations in "factors that influence diagnosis." There are two potential questions that may be asked. One focuses on ethics in research. The other focuses... more

LP 5: Reliability of memory11 October 2019

The goal of this lesson is to explore the reliability of one cognitive process - memory. As part of this, we will look at the reconstructive nature of memory and the research that supports the theory.... more

Sociocultural glossary11 October 2019

The following page is simply a glossary of terms to assist students with the sociocultural approach unit. If there is a term that is missing from this list and you would like a clear definition, please... more