Key studies in Development

IB Psychology: Key studies in Development

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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Dabalina Chatterjee 13 January 2017 - 05:46

Hi John! I was looking for the case study of Genie by (Curtiss, 1977).Since ( ) this particular website has incorporated this case study related to ethical consideration in CLOA, I was searching this case study in detail. So can you help me in this regard?

John Crane 15 January 2017 - 06:14

Dear Debalina,

I do not have Genie as this is a rather problematic study. The links to the CLOA are difficult for students to make and I can tell you that many students who use this study get low marks when discussing the study. Most students study memory or attention for this unit, so Genie is not relevant to the thematic focus of the unit. Memory and "thinking" will be required in the new curriculum - so it will be even less relevant. is written by a group of Finnish high school students and is not a reliable source. If you want more details about the study in a simple form, here it is: And here is a rather dated video:

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