Class Catalog

IB Psychology HL

Course Description

This is a two-year study of mental processes and behavior, which uses a multidisciplinary approach and a variety of research techniques. At the core of the DP psychology course is an introduction to three different approaches to understanding behavior: biological, cognitive, and sociocultural. The knowledge, theories, and research that have developed in these fields will be studied and evaluated. Student will follow a holistic and integrated approach to understanding mental processes and behavior as complex, dynamic phenomena, enabling student appreciation of diversity and commonality between their own behavior and that of others. IB assessment in this course includes a student experimental study, and a final examination that includes a shorter answer questions, required essays, and essay selected from a set of given topics.