Psychology

Notes and study guides

Covers:

  • Research Methods + Ethics
  • Biological Approach (SL + HL)
  • Cognitive Approach (SL + HL)
  • Sociocultural Approach (SL + HL)
  • Option: Human Relationships (Personal Relationships + Group Dynamics)
  • Option: Abnormal Psychology (Etiology of Abnormal Psychology + Treatment of Disorders)

Covers:

  • Study sheet!
  • What to expect from the exams; exam tips
  • Sociocultural Approach (SL + HL)
  • Cognitive Approach (SL + HL)
  • Biological Approach (SL + HL)
  • Option: Abnormal Psychology (Etiology of Abnormal Psychology)
  • Option: Human Relationships (Social Responsibility)
  • Research Methods + Ethics

Covers:

  • Biological Approach (SL)
  • Cognitive Approach (SL + HL)
  • Sociocultural Approach (SL)
  • Option: Abnormal Psychology (Factors Influencing Diagnosis)
  • Option: Human Relationships (Personal Relationships)
  • Research Methods + Ethics

Covers:

  • Option: Abnormal Psychology (Etiology of Abnormal Psychology)
  • Option: Human Relationships (Social Responsibility)
  • Research Methods + Ethics

Small note from IB Psychology Forum, from @MidGravity#9445

"word header refers to the cover page, so no need to put all the info at top of each page, what guide says to put on header should be put on cover page.....so we are doing the correct thing. PL send final PDF...check before sending...don't clog my mail with several copies. "

Essentially, the IB Psychology subject guide incorrectly states that information such as the title + candidate number should be stated in the header, when actually this information should be stated on the cover page.

Study + Exam Techniques

Covers:

  • Papers 1, 2, and 3 - how they are structured + how you should approach them
  • SAQs + ERQs - how they are structured + how you should answer them
  • Learning Outcomes for the Biological Approach, Cognitive Approach, Sociocultural Approach, Abnormal Psychology option, and Human Relationships option

Short answers to these FAQs:

  • "How do I know what studies to use?"
  • "How do I know if I have enough information for each unit?"
  • "What's the best way to study for psychology?"

Covers potential exam questions, and their respective possible studies, for:

  • Sociocultural Approach (SL + HL)
  • Cognitive Approach (SL)
  • Biological Approach (SL)
  • Option: Human Relationships (Personal Relationships)
  • Option: Abnormal Psychology (Etiology of Abnormal Psychology)

For "Discuss prevalence rates of one disorder" - however, this can be used for other ERQs as well.

For "Contrast two models of memory"- however, this can be used for other questions as well.

Acronyms for evaluation

Studies - MAGEC, by @DrWang99#9265:

  • M - Methodological flaws
  • A - Alternative arguments
  • G - Gender
  • E - Ethical considerations
  • C - Culture diffeerences

Theories - TEACUP, by @nina#2118:

  • T - Testability
  • E - Empirical evidence
  • A - Application
  • C - Construct validity
  • U - Unbiased
  • P - Predictability