Hypotheses

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What are experimental hypothesis and null hypotheses? (HL Only) Null Hypothesis The null hypothesis states that no significant difference is expected to be found between the groups on the measure of the dependent variable, and that any difference found is due to chance. This will become important later on when you apply the inferential statistics to your data. The purpose of …

Example SAR: Animal Studies at the BLA

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Example SAR: Animal studies can provide an insight into human behaviour. One principle of the biological level of analysis states that animal studies can provide an insight into human behaviour. This can be shown by looking at Rosenzweig and Bennett’s experiments. The biological level of analysis attempts to study and understand human behaviour by measuring and observing the effects biology …

Answering Questions in IB Psychology: An Introduction

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How do we know what we know in Psychology? Research!  Throughout this course and in almost every lesson you’re going to be asked to answer questions, such as*: How do levels of serotonin influence behaviour? What causes depression? Can we trust our memory? In answering all of these questions you need to use research to support your answer. Research means …

Criminology: Assessment

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  “Are criminals born or made?” Due Date: November 25th This is the question that you are considering in your project for this unit. I’m hoping that by the end of this first unit you’ll realise that it’s probably not going to be a simple answer. The origins of violent crime are complex and your answer should reflect these complexities. …

Group Behaviour: Project. (Due Nov 04th)

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The Question: How can group dynamics influence individual behaviour (e.g. bystanderism, conformity, stereotypes)? Outline of Task Document (with rubric linked)(Here) Tips for doing well: SELECT AND APPLY The biggest weakness in all but one research project for the unit on crime and violence was the lack of selective application. While origins of crime and violence are important to effectively explain possible solutions, …