IB Psychology

IB Psychology Syllabus

Contact Information:

Email: johnsonca@mpsd.k12.wi.us, johnsonca@manitowocpublicschools.org

Website: http://lincoln.manitowocpublicschools.org/departments/ss/casey_johnson

Phone: 920-683-4861 *6264

Course Description:

The IB Diploma Programme psychology course is the systematic study of behavior and mental processes. Students taking the course can expect to develop an understanding of how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied. This will allow them to have a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behavior.  The holistic approach reflected in the curriculum, which sees biological, cognitive and sociocultural analysis being taught in an integrated way ensures that students are able to develop an understanding of what all humans share, as well as the influences on human behavior and mental processes. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are also key considerations of the IB psychology course. In addition to the three levels of analysis, the IB curriculum requires an in-depth study of another area of psychology. We will study the Sports Psychology and Developmental Psychology options, weaving in the three levels of analysis as we examine the two topics.

Materials needed:

Binder or folder with rings


Notecards (can be cut in half)

Writing Utensils






60 and belowF

Late Work:

All Assignments must be turned in. The expectation is that everyone will complete all assignments and turn them in on time. A due date is not a suggestion, it is a requirement. “Excuses” will not be accepted.  SAQ’s may not be turned in once the next one is due.

Units of Study:

Biological Level of Analysis        Cognitive Level of Analysis     Sociocultural Level of Analysis

Sports Psychology           Developmental Psychology IA                Qualitative Data



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