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Research in psychology
Biological level of analysis (psychology and behavior)
Biological level of analysis (genetics and behavior)
An integrative look at criminal behavior
Cognitive level of analysis
Sociocultural level of analysis
Core-Cognitive level of analysis (Paper 1)
Core: Cognitive level of analysis (Paper 1)
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What makes you who you are?
Memory influences behavior.
Social and cultural factors influence our behavior.
How does our mind organize data?
How do cultural, social, and biological factors influence our memory?
To what extent are our memories reliable?
What methods to psychologists use to study memory?
Cognitive level of analysis
Outline the principles that define the cognitive level of analysis
Explain how the principles that define the cognitive level of analysis may be demonstrated in research
Discuss how and why particular research methods are used by cognitive researchers
Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the CLA
Evaluate schema theory with reference to research studies
Evaluate two models or theories of one cognitive process with reference to research studies
Explain how biological factors may affect one cognitive process
Discuss how social or cultural factors affect one cognitive process
Evaluate the extent to which a cognitive process is reliable
Explain the use of technology in investigating cognitive processes
Evaluate the extent to which cognitive and biological factors interact in emotion
Evaluate one theory of how emotions may affect one cognitive process
Knowledge and Skills
Students will know
the three principles-mental representations guide behavior, mental processes can be studied scientifically, and cognitive processes are influenced by social and cultural factors.
the experimental research methodology and the six ethical guidelines.
the schema theory
models of memory-multi-store model and the working memory model
how brain damge affects the cognitive process-Clive Wearing
cognitive processes such as memory affect education
how reliable is memory and eyewitness testimony-Loftus
how MRI and fMRI increase understanding of cognitive processes
to what extent cognitive and biological factors interact with emotion-state dependent memory
Critical Self-Directed Thinkers
Empowered 21st Century Learners
Responsible Global Leaders
Three areas for in-depth study are linked below
Cognitive level of analysis-cognitive processes
Cognitive level of analysis-cognition and emotion
An integrative look at happiness
Command Term question development for CLA
Links to TOK:
How does your culture define happiness?
Do you think that people in your culture are happy? (Crane and Hannibal)
IB Learner learner profile:
They explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
Wiki page creation
Peer editing using google docs
In class essay
Oxford Revision Guides AS & A Level Psychology Through Diagrams
Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Loftus: Thanks for the Memories
You tube clips- Loftus:Eyewitness testimony, Clive Wearing:Memory
DVD: Discovering Psychology (Memory)
Psychology-Course Companion- Crane and Hannibal
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