Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

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This is a summary of Gottman’s 7 principles from his book (Available here).    Enhance Your Love Maps   Basically, the more you know about each other the stronger your relationship will be. So a “love map” is basically your schema for the knowledge that you possess of your partner, include a range of details involving their hopes, dreams, fears, …

Studying Marriage: Gottman’s Love Lab and the Four Horsemen of Divorce

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John Gottman’s decades of research has uncovered four “poisonous” factors in a marriage: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, Stonewalling. Based on this same research, Gottman has devised 7 principles that can help maintain or restore a healthy marriage.  Background  Why do so many marriages end in divorce? In the United States, the % of marriages that end is around 50%, and the rate …

Florida Workshop July 2019 is ON! Registration closes soon.

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IT’S OFFICIAL! Our first USA workshop for IB Psychology is confirmed for July 17th-19th, Venice High School, Florida. I booked my flights yesterday so there’s no turning back and it’s not too late to register, but be quick as registration is closing soon.  REGISTER ONLINE HERE… Download a logistics information pack HERE!!

Exam Question Bank: Paper 2 Human Relationships

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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. Not every possible question is covered but rather a wide sample of questions has been asked so you can get an idea of the types of questions that may appear. Read More Abnormal Psychology exam bank …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 2: Abnormal Psychology

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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. Not every possible question is covered but rather a wide sample of questions has been asked so you can get an idea of the types of questions that may appear. Read More Biological approach core exam …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 1: Sociocultural Approach

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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. Read More Command terms and definitions (link) Sociocultural approach extension (globalization) exam bank (link) Biological approach core exam bank (link) Cognitive approach core exam bank (link) IB Psychology Revision …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 1: Cognitive Approach

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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. Read More Command terms and definitions (link) Biological approach extension (animal studies) exam bank (link) Biological approach core exam bank (link) Cognitive Approach Exam Questions TOPIC Content SAQs Essay …

Cell phones at the dinner table – a qualitative observation (Radesky et al.)

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Mobile phones are everywhere and they are consuming more and more of our time. Could this be having an effect on family life? The researchers who conducted this study wanted to investigate how cell phones might influence the interactions of parents and children.  The researchers used a nonparticipant, covert observational method by watching a total of 55 caregivers eating with …

Exam Question Bank: Paper 1: Biological Approach

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Paper One has two sections – A and B. In Section A you have three compulsory short answer questions, one from each approach (biological, cognitive and sociocultural). In Section B, you have three exam questions, also one from each approach and you answer only one. This means you should prep all core approach topics for SAQs and you can choose one …

Exam Question Bank: HL Extension SocCult – Globalization

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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 …