Exam Question Bank: HL Extension Bio – Animal Studies

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Whether you're a student looking for help with studying or a teacher writing mock exams, these questions should help.

One, two or all three essay questions in Paper 1, Section B will be based on the extension topics.

Biological Approach: Animal Research

Biological extension topics: “The role of animal research in understanding human behaviour”

  • The value of animal models in psychological research
  • Whether animal research can provide insight into human behaviour
  • Ethical considerations in animal research

Biological approach topics:

  • The brain and behaviour
  • Hormones and pheromones and behaviour
  • Genetics and behaviour

Remember that the extension questions are created by combining the HL extension topics with the three topics in each of the approaches. 

Exam Questions

Brain and behaviour 

  • Discuss the value of animal models in psychological research on the brain and behaviour.
  • To what extent can animal models provide insight into the relationship between the brain and human behaviour?
  • Discuss ethical considerations in animal research on the brain and behaviour.

Hormones and pheromones and behaviour 

  • Discuss the value of animal models in psychological research on hormones and/or pheromones and behaviour.
  • Discuss ethical considerations in animal research on hormones and pheromones and behaviour.
  • To what extent can animal models provide insight into relationships between hormones and/or pheromones and human behaviour?

Genetics and behaviour 

  • Discuss the value of animal models in psychological research on genetics and behaviour.
  • Discuss ethical considerations in animal research on genetics and behaviour.
  • To what extent can animal models provide insight into the relationship between genetics and behaviour?

General

  • Discuss the role of animal research in understanding human behaviour.
  • Discuss ethical considerations in animal research in the biological approach to understanding human behaviour.
  • To what extent can animal models provide insight into human behaviour?

 


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Disclaimer: These questions are not IB “official” questions and are written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like. Therefore, not every possible question is covered.

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