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This course book supports the new syllabus for 2009 and includes all options. It promotes cross-cultural links and connections to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB learner profile. Written by two experienced IB examiners and teachers, it contains historical information alongside data from the latest research. Students are stimulated by a wealth of engaging activities and features. They are encouraged to think critically and relate ideas to other subjects and to world issues. There is an emphasis on research and research methods, as well as advice on internal and external assessment. New edition available now - ISBN 978-0-19-838995-8show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 1,161.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour line drawings, maps, diagrams, charts
  • 0199151296
  • 9780199151295
  • 111,567

Table of contents

SECTION 1: RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY; 1.1 What is psychology?; 1.2 Understanding the research process; 1.3 Research in psychology: experimental methods; 1.4 Non-experimental methods: qualitative research; SECTION 2: BIOLOGICAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS; 2.1 Biological level of analysis: physiology and behaviour; 2.2 Biological level of analysis: genetics and behaviour; 2.3 An integrative look at criminal behaviour; SECTION 3: COGNITIVE LEVEL OF ANALYSIS; 3.1 Cognitive level of analysis: cognitive processes; 3.2 Cognitive level of analysis: cognition and emotion; 3.3 An integrative look at happiness; SECTION 4: SOCIOCULTURAL LEVEL OF ANALYSIS; 4.1 Sociocultural level of analysis: sociocultural cognition; 4.2 Sociocultural level of analysis: social and cultural norms; 4.3 An integrative approach to prejudice and discrimination; SECTION 5: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY; 5.1 Abnormal psychology:concepts of normality; 5.2 Abnormal psychology:psychological disorders; 5.3 Abnormal psychology:implementing treatment; SECTION 6: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY; 6.1 Developmental psychology: cognitive development; 6.2 Developmental psychology: social development; 6.3 Developmental psychology: identity development; SECTION 7: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY; 7.1 Health psychology: stress; 7.2 Health psychology: substance abuse, addictive behaviour and obesity; 7.3 Health psychology: health promotion; SECTION 8: HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS; 8.1 Human relationships: social responsibility; 8.2 Human relationships: interpersonal relationships; 8.3 Human relationships: violence; SECTION 9: SPORT PSYCHOLOGY; 9.1 Sport psychology: emotion and motivation; 9.2 Sport psychology: skill development and performance; 9.3 Sport psychology: problems in sport; SECTION 10: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH; 10.1 Qualitative research: theory and practice; 10.2 Qualitative research: interviews; 10.3 Qualitative research: observations; 10.4 Qualitative research: case studies; 10.5 Writing paper 3 questions; SECTION 11: WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY: SAQS AND ESSAYS; SECTION 12: THE INTERNAL ASSESSMENT IN PSYCHOLOGY; SECTION 13: THE EXTENDED ESSAY IN PSYCHOLOGY; INDEXshow more

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The Oxford IB course books are the best ever resource for both teachers and students. They are practical, insightful and fully in line with the IB Course outcomes. Pat Hanson, IB Coordinator, Academy of the Holy Cross, USA All of the Oxford IB course books are terrific. Carolyn Hawkins, IB Coordinator, Cookeville High School, USA We have adopted most of the Oxford course books for our school. We find them well written, well linked to TOK issues and age appropriate. Sheta Saha, IB Coordinator, Chatsworth International School, Singaporeshow more

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