Key studies in the CLOA

IB Psychology: Key studies in the CLOA

Often in textbooks we find that there is less information about studies than we feel that students need in order to really understand them and apply critical thinking when discussing them. In response to this, we have developed a number of "key study guides" which are meant to help clarify the aim, procedure, results, and implications of research in each level of analysis and for the options. The guides also include...

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Megan Fallon 12 June 2017 - 04:10

hi John,
I have a student who in a practice exam who tried to argue that love is an emotion (when answering the ERQ - discuss how cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion), however I told her the following "From a psychological point of view we don’t view love as an emotion. Emotions are more transient, fleeting states of mind. Love/ being in love is a state of being, being experienced over long periods of time." have I stated this correctly, or would love be accepted as an emotion?

John Crane 13 June 2017 - 10:32

Dear Megan, spot on. The IB would not accept love as an emotion. It is considered a "drive." See this article: /

Megan Fallon 14 June 2017 - 03:43

thank you

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