IB Psychology

Resources for the new syllabus

1.2 Psychological Studies

How do we know what we know in psychology? Part I.

The primary aim of this topic is to introduce the idea of studies, in particular experimental studies. The focus is very narrow as students are new to the subject and overloading them with too many terms and ideas will be counterproductive. It’s hoped by the end of this topic they know what independent and dependent variables are and how to analyze these in examples of studies in order to draw a conclusion about human behaviour.

(a) Variables and Relationships


(b) Applying Conclusions


(c) Causation

(d) Correlation


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