Exam Answer: Localization Short Answer Response
An example SAR following a simple 7-step format

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Recently I wrote a post about how to write better short answer responses (SARs) in 7 simple steps for IB Psych’ Paper 1 and this video explains the same. But the only reason I am able to explain these frameworks with confidence is because I’ve written 100s of examples. Here’s one I’ll share with you. The example SAR below is …

7 Simple Steps to Better Exam Answers

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In preparing for our recent IB Psych’ Teachers Workshop in Florida I created a few materials to help clarify and simplify the writing process for exam answers. I figured out that the following 7 steps can be taken in order to create excellent short answer responses (SARs)* for Paper 1, Section A. You could write an excellent short answer response …

Top 5 Mistakes in SARs (and how to fix them)

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The secret to scoring top marks in Paper 1 in IB Psychology is in the short answer responses (SARs). It should be very simple to write excellent SARs, but most students make one or more of the following mistakes which costs them dearly. In this post, we look at the Top 5 Mistakes and I’ll give some tips on how …

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 …