Oxford IB Diploma Programme: IB Prepared: Psychology
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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: IB Prepared: Psychology

By Alexey Popov
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Book Description

IB Prepared resources are developed directly with the IB to provide the most up-to-date, authentic and authoritative guidance on DP assessment. IB Prepared: Psychology combines a concise review of course content with strategic guidance, sample material and exam-style practice opportunities, allowing learners to consolidate the knowledge and skills that are essential to success.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: General guidance
    • 1.1 The structure of exam papers
    • 1.2 How exam questions will be formulated
    • 1.3 Deciphering assessment criteria
    • 1.4 Structuring an essay
    • 1.5 Command terms and how to approach them
    • 1.6 Analysis of common mistakes
  • Part 2: Biological approach to behaviour
    • 2.1 Localization of function
    • 2.2 Neuroplasticity
    • 2.3 Neurotransmitters and their effects on behaviour
    • 2.4 Techniques used to study the brain in relation to behaviour
    • 2.5 Hormones and their effects on behaviour
    • 2.6 Pheromones and their effects on behaviour
    • 2.7 Genes and their effects on behaviour
    • 2.8 Genetic similarity
    • 2.9 Evolutionary explanations for behaviour
    • 2.10 The role of animal research in understanding human behaviour (HL only)
    • Sample questions
  • Part 3: Cognitive approach to behaviour
    • 3.1 Models of memory
    • 3.2 Schema theory
    • 3.3 Thinking and decision-making
    • 3.4 Reconstructive memory
    • 3.5 Biases in thinking and decision-making
    • 3.6 The influence of emotion on cognitive processes
    • 3.7 Cognitive processing in a technological (digital/modern) world (HL only)
    • Sample questions
  • Part 4: Sociocultural approach to behaviour
    • 4.1 Social identity theory
    • 4.2 Social cognitive theory
    • 4.3 Formation of stereotypes and their effects on behaviour
    • 4.4 Culture and its influence on behaviour and cognition
    • 4.5 Cultural dimensions
    • 4.6 Enculturation
    • 4.7 Acculturation
    • 4.8 The influence of globalization on individual behaviour (HL only)
    • Sample questions
  • Part 5: Abnormal psychology
    • 5.1 Normality versus abnormality
    • 5.2 Classification systems
    • 5.3 Prevalence rates and disorders
    • 5.4 Validity and reliability of diagnosis
    • 5.5 The role of clinical biases in diagnosis
    • 5.6 Explanations for disorders
    • 5.7 Assessing the effectiveness of treatment
    • 5.8 Biological treatment
    • 5.9 Psychological treatment
    • 5.10 The role of culture in treatment
    • Sample questions
  • Part 6: Developmental psychology
    • 6.1 Brain development
    • 6.2 Cognitive development
    • 6.3 Development of empathy and theory of mind
    • 6.4 Gender identity and social roles
    • 6.5 Attachment
    • 6.6 Role of peers and play
    • 6.7 Childhood trauma and resilience
    • 6.8 Effects of poverty/socio-economic status on development
    • Sample questions
  • Part 7: Health psychology
    • 7.1 Biopsychosocial model of health and well-being
    • 7.2 Dispositional factors and health beliefs
    • 7.3 Risk and protective factors
    • 7.4 Explanations of health problems
    • 7.5 Prevalence rates of health problems
    • 7.6 Health promotion and effectiveness of health promotion programmes
    • Sample questions
  • Part 8: Psychology of human relationships
    • 8.1 Formation of personal relationships
    • 8.2 Role of communication in personal relationships
    • 8.3 Explanations for why relationships change or end
    • 8.4 Cooperation and competition
    • 8.5 Prejudice and discrimination
    • 8.6 Origins of conflict and conflict resolution
    • 8.7 Bystanderism
    • 8.8 Prosocial behaviour
    • 8.9 Promoting prosocial behaviour
    • Sample questions
  • Part 9: Paper 3 (HL only)
    • 9.1 Paper 3 structure and tips
    • 9.2 Sample paper 3 and responses
  • Part 10: Internal assessment
    • 10.1 Unpacking IA assessment criteria
    • 10.2 The IA checklist
    • 10.3 The IA study menu
    • 10.4 Sample IA report
  • Part 11: Practice exam papers
  • Index
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