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 …

Exam Question Bank: HL Extension Cog – Technology & Cognition

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One, two or all three essay questions in Paper 1, Section B will be based on the extension topics. Cognitive Approach: Technology and Cognition Cognitive extension topics: “Cognitive processing in the digital world.” The influence of digital technology on cognitive processes. The positive and negative effects of modern technology on cognitive processes. Methods used to study the interaction between digital …

Exam Question Bank: HL Extension Bio – Animal Studies

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One, two or all three essay questions in Paper 1, Section B will be based on the extension topics. Biological Approach: Animal Research 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: …

NEW Revision Textbook: FREE Preview Now Available

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Our brand new revision book contains all the material students need to ace their IB Psychology exams. It takes the content from IB Psychology: A Student’s Guide and condenses it to a format suitable for fast, effective revision. DOWNLOAD FREE PREVIEW HERE! Delivery: 2 to 4 weeks (often much earlier, especially in Asia/Australasia) Supplements: IB Psychology – A Student’s Guide. Contents*: Introduction Biological Approach …

Exam Tips: How to write a research methods essay

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One of the most difficult of the five types of exam questions to write about in IB Psychology is research methods. Like most other essay questions, students tend to focus on studies and miss other important aspects of the essay. In this post, I offer my best tips for how to write an excellent essay on research methods. Top tips …

“IB Psychology: A Revision Guide” Book Now Shipping!

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I’m so pleased to announce that our second textbook, IB Psychology: A Revision Guide (AVAILABLE HERE!), is now shipping and our first pre-orderers can expect their copies in the mail any day now, if they haven’t already got them. This book takes all the content from our first textbook (A Student’s Guide – here) and condenses it into 180 pages. Here are …

Essay Advice: Reconstructive Memory

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Recently my class worked on a take-home essay with the question, “Discuss research memory, making referencing to one or more studies.” When reading and giving feedback on their essays, I found myself making similar comments – and the same ones I’ve been making for ten years. So here’s some advice that might help you avoid the same mistakes.  Before we …