Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology Course Companion

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology Course Companion

By Alexey Popov, Lee Parker, Darren Seath
US$ 52.49
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Book Description

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 develop 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.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Unit 1 Research Methodology
    • 1 Research in psychology
    • 2 Quantitative research: the experiment
    • 3 Quantitative research: correlational studies
    • 4 Qualitative research
    • 5 Qualitative research methods
    • 6 Ethics in psychological research
  • Unit 2 Biological approach to Behaviour
    • 2 Localization
    • Neuroplasticity
    • Neurotransmitters and behaviour
    • Techniques used to study the brain in relation to behaviour
    • Hormones and behaviour
    • Pheromones 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
    • 3 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
    • 4 Cultural influences on individual attitudes, identities and behaviour—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:HL only
  • Unit 5: Abnormal psychology
    • 5 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
    • 6 Determinants of health
    • Health problem 1: obesity and being overweight
    • Social cognitive explanations of health problems
    • Promoting health
    • Health problem 2: stress
  • Unit 7: Pyschology Of Human Relationships
    • 7 Personal relationships
    • Group dynamics
    • Prejudice and discrimination
    • Origins of conflict and conflict resolution
    • Social responsibility
  • Unit 8: Developmental Psychology
    • 8 Brain development
    • Cognitive development
    • Development of empathy and theory of mind
    • Gender identity and social roles
    • Attachment
    • Role of peers and play
    • Childhood trauma and resilience
    • Effects of poverty on development
  • Unit 9: Internal Assessment
    • 9 Overview of the requirements for internal assessment
    • Planning the investigation
    • Writing the introduction
    • Writing the exploration
    • Conducting the analysis
  • Unit 10: External Assessment
    • 10 The IB curriculum: a conceptual model
    • Examination requirements
    • The extended essay
    • Other resources
    • Bibliography
    • Index
  • Back Cover
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