Exam Question Bank: HL Extension SocCult – Globalization

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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.

Sociocultural Approach: Globalization

Sociocultural extension topics: “The influence of globalization on individual behaviour.”

  • How globalization may influence behaviour
  • The effect of the interaction of local and global influences on behaviour
  • Methods used to study the influence of globalization on behaviour

Sociocultural approach topics:

  • The individual and the group
  • Cultural origins of behaviour and cognition
  • Cultural influences on individual attitudes, identity and behaviours

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

Exam Questions

Sociocultural essay questions*: “The influence of globalization on individual behaviour.”

  • Discuss how globalization may influence behaviour.
  • Discuss how globalization may influence behaviour and cognition.
  • Discuss one or more effects of globalization on cultural origins of behaviour.
  • Discuss one or more effects of globalization on cultural origins of behaviour and/or cognition.
  • Discuss the effect of the interaction of local and global influences on cultural origins of behaviour.
  • Discuss the effect of the interaction of local and global influences on the individual and the group.
  • Evaluate one or more methods used to study the influence of globalization on behaviour.
  • Evaluate one or more methods used to study the influence of globalization on cultural origins of behaviour.
  • Evaluate one or more methods used to study the influence of globalization on the individual and the group.

*The HL extensions are only assessed in Section B of Paper 1, the essay section. No SAQs will reference the extension materials.


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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