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This is the IB Psychology Guide for First Exams 2011. It is the IB Psychology syllabus or programme guide and covers everything the teacher and student needs to know about the International Baccalaureate Psychology course.

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First examinations 2011

First examinations 2011

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Diploma Programme  Psychology guide First examinations 2011

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Contents  Introduction     1  Purpose of this document   1  The Diploma Programme   2  Nature of the subject    4  Aims   ...

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Introduction  Nature of the subject  Psychology is the systematic study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychology has ...

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Introduction  Assessment objectives  Having followed the psychology course at SL or at HL, students will be expected to de...

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Introduction  Assessment objectives in practice  Objectives  Paper  1  Paper  2  Paper  3  Internal assessment  Overall  1...

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Assessment objectives in practice  Command terms associated with assessment objective  1  Knowledge and comprehension Defi...

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Syllabus  Syllabus outline  Syllabus component  Part  1  Core  SL HL        HL  90  90  30  60  The cognitive level of ana...

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Syllabus  Approaches to the teaching of psychology  The IB recommends 240  hours of teaching time at HL, and 150  at SL. T...

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Syllabus  Part  1  Core  The study of the biological level of analysis, the cognitive level of analysis and the sociocultu...

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Part  1  Core  Biological level of analysis Introduction At the most basic level of analysis, human beings are biological ...

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Part  1  Core        Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes  for example, effects of jet lag on...

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Part  1  Core        Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the cognitive level of analysis  for exam...

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Part  1  Core  is a general consensus in the discipline of psychology that a synthesis of the biological, cognitive and so...

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Syllabus  Part  2  Options  The options have been chosen to provide continuity with the previous syllabus and to reflect d...

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Part  2  Options  Therapeutic approaches to treating disorders may be broadly organized into three groups        biomedica...

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Part  2  Options  Psychology of human relationships Introduction This social psychology option focuses on human relationsh...

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Syllabus  Part  3  Qualitative research methodology  Qualitative research in psychology Introduction Qualitative research ...

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Part  3  Qualitative research methodology  Learning outcomes Theory and practice in qualitative research       Distinguish...

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Syllabus  Part  4  Simple experimental study  Students are required to plan and undertake a simple experimental study and ...

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Assessment  Assessment outline   SL  First examinations 2011  Assessment component  Weighting  External assessment  3  hou...

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Assessment  Assessment outline   HL  First examinations 2011  Assessment component  Weighting  External assessment  4  hou...

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Assessment  External assessment  Two different methods are used to assess students.       Detailed markschemes specific to...

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External assessment        distinguish        explain        outline        state.  The maximum mark for section  A is  24...

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External assessment  External assessment criteria   SL Markbands for paper  1  Section  A The framework below provides a g...

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External assessment  Marks  Level descriptor  4   6  7   9  C   The answer offers appropriate but limited evidence of crit...

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External assessment  C   Organization Marks 0  Level descriptor The answer does not reach a standard described by the desc...

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External assessment  The total mark for paper  3 is 30  marks. These marks will be distributed across assessment objective...

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Internal assessment        A student who attains a high level of achievement in relation to one criterion will not necessa...

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Internal assessment  Studies submitted for internal assessment that do not meet the requirements for experimental work wil...

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Internal assessment  Topic  Primacy effect in attribution of performance   replication of    Patterns of performance and a...

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Internal assessment  Topic  Familiarity and liking      Attitudinal Effects of Mere Exposure   , Zajonc  1968   Aim  To in...

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Internal assessment  This list is not exhaustive and many other examples of suitable experiments that could be replicated ...

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Internal assessment  Introduction        Aim of the study        Identification and explanation of study being replicated ...

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Internal assessment  Internal assessment criteria   SL Simple experimental study The SL experimental study is assessed aga...

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Internal assessment  C   Method  Participants Marks  Level descriptor  0  1  Some characteristics of the participants are ...

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Internal assessment  F   Discussion Marks 0  Level descriptor There is no discussion or it is irrelevant to the aim of the...

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Internal assessment  Internal assessment details   HL Simple experimental study Duration  40 recommended teaching hours We...

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Internal assessment  Results        Statement of the measure s  of central tendency, as appropriate        Statement of th...

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Internal assessment  Internal assessment criteria   HL Simple experimental study The HL experimental study is assessed aga...

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Internal assessment  B   Method  Design Marks  Level descriptor  0  1  The independent variable and dependent variable are...

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Internal assessment  E   Results  Descriptive Marks  Level descriptor  0  1  Results are stated and accurate and reflect t...

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Internal assessment  Marks  Level descriptor  3   5  6   8  H   Discussion of the results is not well developed or is inco...

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Appendices  Glossary of command terms  Command terms with definitions Students should be familiar with the following key t...

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