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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology (2017 Edition) Student's Book

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology (2017 Edition) Student's Book ISBN: 9780198398110
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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology (2017 Edition) Student's Book

Series: Oxford IB Diploma Programme
Author: Popov, A, Parker, L & Seath, D
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780198398110
Publication Date: 2017
Level: C2 Advanced
Publishers' UK Price: £37.99
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Comprehensively updated for the latest syllabus, for first teaching September 2017, and developed directly with the IB, the second edition of this popular Psychology Course Book provides thorough coverage of all core and optional units at Standard and Higher Level, as well as assessment preparation support. Engaging, full-colour activities and in-depth, international case studies bring the theory to life, while structured opportunities for critical thinking and concept-based learning help to dev....
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elop enquiring and independent learners. Clear and accessible language, a robust reference section, support for the Internal Assessment and TOK links ensure that all learners progress through the DP Psychology course with confidence.
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Unit 1 Research methodology

Research in psychology

Quantitative research: the experiment

Quantitative research: correlational studies

Qualitative research

Qualitative research methods

Ethics in psychological research

Unit 2 Biological approach to behaviour



Neurotransmitters and behaviour

Techniques used to study the brain in relation to behaviour

Hormones and behaviour

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es and behaviour

Genes and behaviour

Genetic similarities

Evolutionary explanations for behaviour

The role of animal research in understanding human behaviour (HL only)

Unit 3 Cognitive approach to behaviour

Concepts and principles of the cognitive approach to behaviour

Models of memory

Schema theory

Thinking and decision-making

Reliability of cognitive processes: reconstructive memory

Biases in thinking and decision-making

Emotion and cognition

Cognitive processing in the digital world (HL only)

Unit 4 Sociocultural approach to behaviour

Cultural influences on individual attitudes, identities and behaviours - culture and cultural norms

Cultural origins of behaviour and cognition - cultural dimensions

The individual and the group - social cognitive theory

The individual and the group - social identity theory and stereotyping

The influence of globalization on individual behaviour

Unit 5 Abnormal psychology

Normality versus abnormality

Classification systems

Prevalence rates and disorders

Validity and reliability of diagnosis

The role of clinical biases in diagnosis

Explanations for disorders - biological explanations for depression

Explanations for disorders - cognitive and sociocultural explanations for depression

Assessing the effectiveness of treatment

Biological treatment of depression

Psychological treatment of depression

The role of culture in treatment

Unit 6 Health psychology

Determinants of health

Health problem 1: obesity and being overweight

Social cognitive explanations of health problems

Promoting health

Health problem 2: stress

Unit 7 Psychology of human relationships

Personal relationships

Group dynamics

Prejudice and discrimination

Origins of conflict and conflict resolution

Social responsibility

Unit 8 Developmental psychology

Brain development

Cognitive development

Development of empathy and theory of mind

Gender identity and social roles


Role of peers and play

Childhood trauma and resilience

Effects of poverty on relationships

Unit 9 Internal assessment

Overview of the requirements for internal assessment

Planning the investigation

Writing the introduction

Writing the exploration

Conducting the analysis

Writing the evaluation

References and appendices

Unit 10 The IB curriculum: a conceptual model

Examination requirements

The extended essay

Other resources
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