Oxford University Press
Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology Course Companion
Alexey Popov, Lee Parker, Darren Seath
Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Psychology Course Companion
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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 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.

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Title Page
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
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
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
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