I sat my IB Psych SL exam last year (anticipated yay!) and I have a fairly good understanding of how to structure a good response to P1 (which is pretty much the same for P2 as well). I thought I'd share.
Before I start, I think it is imperative that you get in to the habit of planning your response - it doesn't take long, and it will save you!! It will make you organise your ideas logically and certainly improve the quality of your language. You will be forced to be prudent in your evaluation, and examiners will totally see that you know what you are talking about!
The concise and general steps to planning and answering questions
1. Read the Q twice (or as many times…
I've a question that has been bugging me since the beginning of the year, because as far as I have understood, we answer three short answer questions, one in each level of analysis, and write an essay. My teacher says that all short answer questions come from learning outcomes, but also that all essay questions are based on learning outcomes. But how does one distinguish between an "essay outcome" and a "short answer outcome"? Can anybody explain this to me? Is it simply a matter of how complex the question is? I'm confused.
Hi all, thought I would just upload the IB Psychology HL revision guide I made for my CAS Major. This guide isn't perfect but from the feedback I got from my teacher and people that are using it I feel that it is a very solid revision guide. There is generally evaluation for most of research and I have lots of supporting and counter research provided. I hope this helps you guys revise because I know Psychology is a pain in the ass to revise for. Please don't take this work and say its your own, I spent a lot of time on it. By the way, in case your interested the major sources I used are the Pearson Baccalaureate Psychology textbook, the IB course companion and the oxford…
Hello all I believe we are all studying hard for the May exam! I am sharing the same pain as well. However, I read the rubric for psychology's essays and I have to say that marks are easily obtained if you follow a certain structure in writing your essay. I wish we can all share essay structure techniques here and get feedbacks from others as well. Here are my techniques: - KNOW THE COMMAND TERM. I can't stress this enough. Every mark scheme will stress that, 'The answer satisfy the command term.' If you missed this step I don't think you will do well at all. How you break down the question and plan your essay are base on the command term. - Always plan before you writ…
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So I thought I was all set up and ready, and did my IA recently. Let's just say it didn't go as well as it could. Several things went wrong. So I'm going to post them here so anyone else doing the IA can learn from my mistakes. 1. When you are recruiting people to be a part of your study, make sure you give them something physical with your information and officially take down their names and contact numbers. Make sure it seems like something that can't just be skipped if they feel like it, because apparently going to a Psychology study doesn't automatically rank as something important in peoples minds. I didn't do this and my partner ended up running around school recrui…
Hi all...I was wandering what you guys chose for your IA. I am struggling as in my school alot of the previous students have already done studies which are easily replicated. I wanted to choose one which has not been done. Any good suggestions. please help.
I am currently choosing the topic for my psychology EE, these are the topics;
1. significance of dreams in psychoanalysis
2. comparing and contrasting Freud's and Jung's theories of dreams and the unconscious.
my teacher told me that psychoanalysis is slightly out of date right now, but the topic should be fine. any advice?
I am writing my psychology IA right now, but now I'm at the result section and I don't understand a thing! My teacher does not explain this well, and he doesn't seem to be certain about what he's doing. There was actually a few people last year who failed their psychology, mainly because of their IAs so I'm a bit terrified!
I'm a HL student, so I will need inferential statistics but how does that actually work?? For example, my teacher said I should use the General Linear Model, but I don't know if I'm allowed to use that.. I haven't found anyone who have used it before, but it does calculated the level of significance. Also, do I need a graph or somethi…
so I heard this site is great for solving ib related qs! so im starting my ibdp in a month or so and have a problem in deciding which subjects will be good for me. I know that in the future I want to pursue psychology and so I have gone with psych hl. but i don't know what other subject can aid my path. any views?
Monk Serotonin Study (Kasamatsu & Hirai, 1999) seems to by an extremely popular study on IB-related websites (including this one), however, my IB Psychology teacher believes this study actually does not exist.
I tried to find other mentions of this study apart from those IB sites with no success. Google Scholar was not helpful either. If the study was published in 1999 as suggested for example in the IB Revision Guide in the pinned post, that would be a little weird, since Tomio Hirai died in 1993, and Akira Kasamatsu was his teacher, so he was probably even older.
So it really seems like this study does not exist. What do you think? Have you actually read t…
My IB psych teacher just warned us not to write in first person POV on the IA, even when outlining our procedures. I was a little confused, seeing as the IAs for every other course seem to encourage the use of first person POV, and in this one I'm literally outlining my research and actions. Is it actually a no-go, or is it just my teacher's personal preference?
my school doesnt have psychology as one of the ib subjects available, but ive always wanted to be a psychology major, to be completely honest im so lost as to what to do. would it be even possible to self study it??? and will i even be accepted into a uni for a psyche major??? i need some guidance yall lmao plsss
so I've really been struggling with Pamoja Psychology HL and I was wondering if anyone had any advice
also if you're doing the same course (HL psychology class of 2022), would anyone like to start a Whatsapp groupchat? Maybe it'll be useful for asking questions and just general understanding. Let me know
I am doing the Kahneman and Twersky 1974 study for my IA. I wanted to ask about whether there any previous experiment or framework that I can mention in my IA.
Also , if there's any sample or site that you think would help it would be greatly appreciated.
For IB psychology IA, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics can be different from our group members right? Like the results we got from the experiment stays common, but the way we interpret those results can be different right.
What subjects should I choose?? I'm doing
Language A English Lang & Lit SL
Language B spanish ab initio or Danish SL
Math AA HL
ecosystems and societies or chemistry HL
Then im doing HL for two of the following; Econ, history and psychology
Which whould i take? In my future I wanna do human rights things maybe law but idk
History is definetely the hardest and im really bad in it but i kinda want it, so its either econ or psychology
helpe me :)
As part of an assignment, I have to find an experiment which was about the Placebo effect, or used the Placebo effect in some way. Any suggestions for which experiment I should choose?
For my Psych IA, we used Bargchen and Burrows behavioral priming experiment. They primed their participants an the experimental group took longer on average to get to the elevator than the control group. For our procedure, we had to do it online due to Covid, so we decided to use memory as an independent variable and change the original procedure that measured memory schema instead of motor behavior. Are these changes fine?
So I am in the first year of IB and have been doing Psychology HL on Pamoja (self-taught) for approximately half a year and have not made any progress. I am very lazy but recently decided to actually start working. Now I don't really know where to start. Any advice? perhaps about which ressource I should be using?
I'm planning to do an EE on Eng A Lang and Lit and my tentative RQ is "How has the role and perception of women in Western 19th-20th century society changed through the lens of the appearance of women cigarette ads?"
Is this specific/good enough? I'm also worried that my RQ is more suitable for an IA rather than an EE.
Hey guys! So I have to submit my psych IA (Loftus and Palmer) really soon and I'm having trouble justifying my reason for choosing an opportunity sample. This is what I wrote:
"Participants were gathered using an opportunity sample. There were 21 participants in total,
with 11 participants from a homeroom class in Group 1, and the 10 remaining participants
from a psychology class in Group 2. We organized them based on their classes so it was
easy to find a time where all participants in a group were free. Afterwards, the groups were
randomly allocated one of the two conditions"
My teacher said to extend the justification further but I'm not sure how. I …
Hey guys, im in MYP 5 right now and start DP/IB next year. I was wondering whether I should do Self Taught Psychology instead of an art. Im really bad at music and art, but im ok at theatre, but i dont really like it. Would it be better doing self taught psych instead of theatre?
Im sure we all know what the DSM-5 is...My teacher wants the original DSM-1 and I want to find it for her; If anyone knows anywhere I can purchase one PLEASE let me know and help me out! Thanks so much
I am in my year 2 and I have completed 4 core chapters and one whole optional Chapter ( health Psychology) and now we are on abnormal and is it really true that we only have to study 2 out of 3 subtopics of the optional chapters?
Hi IB Survival,
So for this club I'm involved in, I've created a mock Psychology Paper 1. I've written the questions so they cover what I feel are the most emphasized parts of the new (2019 exams onwards) syllabus. I've also created a markscheme written in the IB style.
I hope some of you find the paper and markscheme helpful. If you really want to practice for your exams, obviously go with the official released May 2019 papers and 2018 specimen papers. But if you want more practice, my exam doesn't share any questions with May 2019 and only 3 similar questions to the specimen. Maybe it will be good practice for those of you who have mock exams in January or Feb…
Psychology IA Statistics Help (Tversky and Kahneman 1974)
I chose to do my IA on the Tversky and Kahneman 1974 experiment on the anchoring bias. Basically, it was an independent samples design. In condition A, the participants were asked to estimate a numerical expression in ascending order 1 X 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8. In condition B, it was presented in descending order 8 X 7 X 6 X 5 X 4 X 3 X 2 X 1.
I already ran the experiment, but my problem is with getting the statistics. As it is independent measures, my teacher said to use the Mann-Whitney test. However, when I input my data, I get this notification: The sum of ranks for samples A and B combined does n…
hello guys, this is regarding my psychology IA. I did my experiment on the self-serving bias and on Monday I have to submit my first draft. but I'm actually struggling writing my introduction what all do I need to include and write about, how to start. my teacher said not to mention the attribution theroy. she said to talk about the socio-cultural biases because SSB falls under cognitive bias but I'm soo confused. please, i really need help. can anyone help to outline my introduction about what all i need to talk? please, your help would mean a lot.
Hi! I was wondering if anyone could offer any help/advice with my EE, I came up with the question and everything. I'm basing my EE on the participation in sports and how it helps develop social skills. What I really need help with is the case studies, I was hoping someone would know of any resources or studies used that involved this topic. Also what parts of psychology would fit best in this topic -developmental, sociocultural, human relations, cognitive, etc...
Im having trouble deciding on what question should I pick to do my EE.
I have some of them here and I’d appreciate if you guys told me the better one from your point of view.
To what extent is the influence of sleep on emotional and cognitive processing a primarily trait?
To what extent does emotions affect with the cognitive process?
To what extent are dreams related to psychosis?
To what extent is schizophrenia and dreaming linked?
The role of REM sleep in cognitive processing.
I’d love suggestions, opinions or anything you want to say! Thanks in advance.
Hi, I have decided to do my EE on psychology, and could it be more into criminal psychology? I am asking here because my teacher was like I will check that and he never gave me the answer also do I have to conduct any experiment for my EE? My friend said that I have to do the experiment on which I will write EE (I know that I have to do an experiment for IA but what about EE)??
Hi! I really need some help with the ERQ for Animal Research in Bloa
There are 3 potential practice questions that we are supose to write a practice ERQ on, but I dont know which studies to use for each of them and what information to include!
1)Discuss the value of animal models in the study of the brain and behaviour
2)Evaluate one evolutionary argument to explain one human behaviour
3)Discuss how genetic simillarities help psychologists in the study of genes and behaviour
These are the studies that we can use: Roger's and Kesner, Meany Stydy on Stress Hormines, Rosenzweig study, Romero et al study. Endophenotype Argument, Harlow's Monkeys
Hey guys. I found out that the syllabus changed for IB psychology today, and my class doesn’t know about it. And I don’t have an updated textbook. How do I write the essay now? And should I buy a new textbook or use my Pearson?
I formed a question already but I'm not sure if it is specific enough. I've actually altered it multiple times, so I'll also list those out as well. Please give me some feedback on these potential research questions!! I know they seem really similar but I want to choose one that's specific enough.
1. To what extent does birth order play a role in determining personality?
2. To what extent does birth order influence intelligence?
3. To what extent does birth order play a role in career choices?
4. How are Freud and Jung's views on the psychoanalytic theory of dreams (theory of the unconscious) similar and different?
hello everyone!, I'm currently doing the extended essay on psychology and my research question is; "Does the increasing use of social media promote teenage depression?". I have been told that there are many research studies done recently about the topic, however, I couldn't find them online. Could anyone help cuz I gotta start writing the essay soon?
Hello! I am in the first year of IB and my teacher has decided that we should submit our final psychology IA-s in January 2019, so we should be done by now. We submitted the first draft and my teacher didn't give me that much feedback. is any of you interested to give me a feedback or that would help me with improving? it would help me a lot.
Our psychology IA is based on Peterson and Peterson experiment (1959). We are performing an exact replication of the original experiment and in that there is only one group (experimental) for which a repeated measures design has been used. However, according to the new IB guidelines, for the analysis bit we are required to apply both inferential and descriptive statistics. For inferential statistics we need a control group too, so that we can compare but there is no room for a control group in the original replication. In other words it won't make sense to have a control group.
Is it still possible to do the IA without inferential stats?
Can anyone suggest any …