Exam Question Bank: HL Extension Bio – Animal Studies

Travis Dixon Biological Psychology, IB Psychology HL Extensions, Revision and Exam Preparation 5 Comments

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

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

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

 

HL Bio Approach 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?

READ MORE  IB Psychology Exam Question Banks

  • Paper 1: Biological approach (Link)
  • Paper 1: Cognitive approach (Link)
  • Paper 1: Sociocultural approach (Link)
  • Paper 1: HL Ext Bio Animal Studies (Link)
  • Paper 1: HL Ext Cog Technology & Cognition (Link)
  • Paper 1: HL Ext Soc/cult Globalization (Link)
  • Paper 2: Human Relationships (Link)
  • Paper 2: Abnormal Psychology (Link)

 


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Comments 5

  1. Hi!
    Really appreciate this blog and your awesome posts.
    For someone who just now realised that their teacher forgot to teach the HL extensions, do you have any suggestions for suitable studies for the content points in the abouve post? Maybe ones that can explain all three points in all three areas?

    Really appreciate the help!

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  2. Hello again,

    I was just wondering if it is possible that Research Methods could come up for animal research – just checking

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      Hi Shinozaki,
      No – research methods won’t be asked about animal research. This is not part of the extension topic for the biological approach.
      Thanks,
      Travis.

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