Introducing psychology

IB Psychology: Introducing psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, cognitive processing and attitudes.Psychology is a very broad field of study with many applications.Concepts and theories are the building blocks of the study of human behaviour.Welcome to the world of psychology. If you are like many students, you have signed up for this class with a sense of excitement – and yet, when asked, you may not yet have a clear understanding...

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Tracey Byrd 2 October 2017 - 22:58

Hi John,

I just subscribed to this website. I am a bit confused as to how to get my students access to the New Psychology book. Also, will there be a copy of the new book available or will it only be online?

John Crane 3 October 2017 - 07:25

Dear Tracey

It will only be online. In order to give them access, you have to click on "student access" and then create a group. Once you do that, you can "invite students" by giving them the link. Once you have a group, you go to "add/edit content" - the big green button on the page, and then you can choose which pages you want to share with students. You can either choose all of the pages for the textbook or you can choose only what you want them to see. Let me know if there are any further problems by writing to

Jennifer Scarselli 2.0 8 November 2017 - 18:22

Hi John, What is managebac? How can I access? I have to ask is it going to be feasible under the new curriculum to teach SL in one year when I only reach about 106 teaching hours with kids a year excluding snow days, PD days, etc? Also is training for the new curriculum and book upgrade mandatory. Thank you?

John Crane 9 November 2017 - 06:11

Dear Jennifer

Managebac is a learning management system designed for the IB. Rather clunky, but it is "tailor made." You can only access it if your school purchases it - it is not a single user program. I think that you can teach the program in one year, but you will have to choose carefully what you do. In the options, I would choose to either do the "etiology of one disorder" or "one health problem" as your focus. In that way, Paper 2 becomes rather easy. And as for training for the new curriculum, not mandatory. However, if you are being asked to teach it in only one year, it would be wise to get training so that you are best informed about what you need to do? As for the book upgrade, there is also no requirement. You have access to the textbook here - so getting a copy of one or more of the other books will give you more freedom in choosing what you would like your students to learn.

Jennifer Scarselli 2.0 13 November 2017 - 21:15

Thank you John.

Abraham Chung 26 January 2018 - 04:30

Hi John
This is Abraham from Jakarta Indonesia.
Just wondering if there is a hard copy textbook you recommend for the new curriculum. Do you think we can still use your textbook written with Jetta? Please, kindly let me know. Thank you!

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