DP Individuals & Societies Years 1/2 (11-12)

The aims of all subjects in group 3, individuals and societies are to:

1. encourage the systematic and critical study of: human experience and behaviour; physical, economic and social environments; and the history and development of social and cultural institutions

2. develop in the student the capacity to identify, to analyse critically and to evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the nature and activities of the individual and society

3. enable the student to collect, describe and analyse data used in studies of society, to test hypotheses, and to interpret complex data and source material

4. promote the appreciation of the way in which learning is relevant to both the culture in which the student lives, and the culture of other societies

5. develop an awareness in the student that human attitudes and beliefs are widely diverse and that the study of society requires an appreciation of such diversity

6. enable the student to recognize that the content and methodologies of the subjects in group 3 are contestable and that their study requires the toleration of uncertainty
 
In addition, the aims of the psychology course at SL and at HL are to:

7. develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings

8. ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry

9. develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour

10. develop an understanding of alternative explanations of behaviour

11. understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry.

 
 Assessment component  Psychology SL Weighting Assessment component Psychology HL         Weighting
 External assessment (3 hours)  75% External assessment (4 hours)  80%
 Paper 1 (2 hours)

Section A: Three compulsory questions on the levels of analysis (biological, cognitive, sociocultural), part 1 of the syllabus.

Section B: Three questions on the levels of analysis (biological, cognitive, sociocultural), part 1 of the syllabus. Students choose one question to answer in essay form.

(46 marks)

  50% Paper 1 (2 hours)

Section A: Three compulsory questions on the levels of analysis (biological, cognitive, sociocultural), part 1 of the syllabus.

Section B: Three questions on the levels of analysis (biological, cognitive, sociocultural), part 1 of the syllabus. Students choose one question to answer in essay form.

(46 marks)

 35%
 Paper 2 (1 hour)

Fifteen questions on part 2, the options, of the syllabus. Students choose one question to answer in essay form from the Human Relationships option.

(22 marks)

 

 25%                     Paper 2 (2 hours)

Fifteen questions on part 2, the options, of the syllabus. Students choose two  questions to answer in essay form from the Human Relationships and Dysfunctional Behavior options.

(44 marks)

 25%  
   Paper 3 (1 hour)

Three compulsory questions based on an unseen text, covering qualitative research  methods, part 3 of the syllabus.

(30 marks)

 20%
 
 
 Internal assessment

A report of a simple experimental study conducted by the student.  Students will conduct a simple replication of an experimental study.

(20 marks)

 25% Internal assessment

A report of a simple experimental study conducted by the student.  Students will conduct a partial replication based on the literature review of a set of experimental studies.

(28 marks)

20%
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Marissa Sarabando,
Aug 19, 2016, 2:21 PM
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