Sociocultural study guide

IB Psychology: Sociocultural study guide

The following page is a study guide for students. I have created one that matches the unit planner for this unit - but it is a good idea for students to tailor-make their own study guide. Attached below you will find the form for students to fill in, but you may want to use the study guide below - and the studies that are listed - as a means for organizing your own revision of the unit. Study guide student copy

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Comments 9

Angela Chamosfakidis 11 December 2017 - 06:40

Dear John,
Just to clarify by looking at the study guide above: for Stereotypes don't the students need studies to support formation as well? Also. should they not be prepared for 2 effects of stereotypes (if this comes up as an ERQ)?
Thank you :)

John Crane 11 December 2017 - 10:10

Angela, I have been told by the head of assessment that they are not allowed to specify origins or effects. They may only ask about "stereotyping." In other words, they may only use the content headings as written. I have told my students that they may want to focus on origins instead (we did both) or another aspect of stereotyping (stereotype threat). I gave my students this study guide and they are changing it to make it "tailor made" to fit their own interests. We are still in our globalization unit so even I might make some changes to what works best. I like Terri Collier's idea about using "eating disorders" as a topic for this - or something from "Crazy like us." I may do this to get them interested in abnormal psychology for next year.

Angela Chamosfakidis 11 December 2017 - 15:54

Oh, this is great! I apologize for the question - I am certain I had read about this before but I am still thinking in lines of the old curriculum...I like Terri Collier's idea too - I also like how you present "postponed studies" in the list provided above - Helps a lot with planning ahead. Thank you for all you do John :)

John Crane 12 December 2017 - 05:01

Thanks, Angela - and have a good holiday! I hope that you will have a good, long break to relax and enjoy all the things that matter in life - and I don't mean just IB Psychology! :)

Anthony De Giorgio 7 March 2018 - 01:29

Hey John,

Just wondering if there will be any updates on the studies in this review page. My students find them very useful. Thanks.

John Crane 10 March 2018 - 07:07

Dear Anthony,

I am not sure what you mean by updates. There are similar pages for both Biology and Cognitive.

RWA Psychology1 20 April 2018 - 09:04

Dear John,

Just to clarify, is it possible for the students to get asked about the effects of globalization on identity and attitudes in the exam? Since these outcomes are mentioned in the HL extension of the online textbook, but not in the guide above.


John Crane 21 April 2018 - 08:10

The clarification we received was that the question will not specify one aspect from that list, but include all, giving students the choice of what to write about. However, we would all feel better id they would update the guide to reflect that.

RWA Psychology1 21 April 2018 - 10:30

That is good news for the students, thank you so much!

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