An Extended Essay in Psychology will lead to the investigation of an aspect of behaviour through the examination of secondary sources. As students are not allowed to collect primary data, the research will involve the selective use of Psychology concepts, theories and academic studies. These sources will need to be carefully, and critically, evaluated within the essay. As many topics will be sensitive, it is important that you consider the ethical guidelines found on the research support page.

For more details about this Extended Essay option, read the subject-specific guidance from the IB Extended Essay guide below.

Psychology guidelines.pdf

For recommendations from the examiner, read the Extended Essay report below.

Psychology examiner's report.pdf

Example essays and examiner comments:

Psychology example A essay.pdf

Essay A

Psychology example A examiners comments.docx

Examiner comments

Psychology A.pdf

Grade A example