Exam Question Bank: Paper 2: Health Psychology

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The following are a list of practice exam questions for IB Psychology’s Health Option in Paper Two. This list contains past exam questions and some written with our best guess as to what the probable exam questions may look like.  READ MORE  IB Psychology Exam Question Banks Paper 1: Biological approach (Link) Paper 1: HL Ext Bio Animal Studies (Link) …

Example Essay: Research methods (case studies) in the biological approach

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Essays on research methods and ethical considerations are the hardest to write in IB Psychology exams. Here is an example essay on the use of case studies in the biological approach. Notice how the essay has a good balance between explaining the method (central argument), using studies (supporting evidence) and explaining limitations (counter-arguments).  Read More:  Example Essay: Technological Techniques 10 …

How to evaluate correlational studies….PROPERLY!

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“This study was correlational but correlation doesn’t mean causation.” If you think this is critical thinking, think again! Let’s look at three ways to PROPERLY evaluate correlational studies. A correlational study is when researchers measure the strength of a relationship between co-variables by calculating a correlation coefficient.  In order to show critical thinking you must give specific reasons why we can’t deduce …

Abnormal Psychology in 7 Studies

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A challenging aspect of the IB Psychology course is remembering all the studies. It can be made easier. With some careful course planning (by teachers) and wise studying (by students), the Abnormal Psychology option could be covered in 7 studies.  The IB Guide states that “Each option is divided into three topics. For each option, there will be three essay …

All SAQs in just 22 Studies

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While creating the flashcard set for IB Psychology students I had to make sure that there would be enough studies for each topic in the course. This took some meticulous planning. Here’s what I found out… There are a total of 41 topics for the Paper 1 SAQs (see them all here). If we include the 6 possible combinations of research …

Over 100 Flashcards for IB Psychology NOW AVAILABLE!

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Flashcards you can hold in your hand are infinitely better than digital ones. Now you can have over 100 flashcards specifically designed for IB Psychology students. BUY YOURS HERE! The flashcard pack contains: 72 studies 34 key terms 9 theories and models Now you don’t need to spend hours and hours making your own flashcards. Download full list of flashcards …

How to study for Paper 1 in IB Psychology
7 Simple Steps to Prepare for Section A: SAQs

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One of the most common questions I get asked is, “How should I study for the IB Psychology exams?” Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest questions to answer. In this post, I’ll do my best to plan out some really simple steps that might help for Paper 1. We’ll start easy and get harder so no matter what your …

Spot the mistake before it’s too late! 2.0

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Here are the answers for an activity in our “10 Example Answers” (2nd Edition) resource (coming soon). On the reverse side of all 5 short answer responses in this pack is an activity designed to help students prepare for their exams. In this activity students were given some questions and proposed answers. This post can be used to check their …

Paper 3 Practice: Sleep and Happiness

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The best way to prepare for Paper 3 is to do lots of practice. The study below is designed to replicate what you will see on Paper 3.  Read more: Paper 3 Practice: Smartphones and Sleep Quality Paper 3 Practice: Individualism and Happiness in a Japanese Workplace Paper 3 Practice: Trauma and the September 11 Attacks Paper 3 Practice: Observation …