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G-12 – Psychology – Curriculum and Paper Style

G-12 – Psychology – Curriculum and Paper Style

Dear Parents and Students,

Curriculum and Paper Style for Mock Examination is as under:

Paper No Paper type Marks Duration Weightage
HL SL HL SL HL SL HL SL HL SL
Paper 1 Paper 1 SAQ+ESSAY SAQ+ESSAY 49 49 2 2 40% 50%
Paper 2 Paper 2 2 Essay one essay 44 22 2 1 20% 25%
Paper 3 Unseen text 24 1 20%
IA IA 22 22 20% 25%

Curriculum:

SL and HL Units:

Unit 1 Research Methodology

  1. Research in psychology
  2. Quantitative research: the experiment
  3. Quantitative research: correlational studies
  4. Qualitative research
  5. Qualitative research methods
  6. Ethics in Psychology research

Unit 2 Biological approach to behavior

  1. Localization
  2. Neuroplasticity
  3. Neurotransmitters and behavior
  4. Techniques used to study the brain in relation to behavior
  5. Hormones and behavior
  6. Pheromones and behavior
  7. Genes and behaviour;genetic similarities
  8. Evolutionary explanations for behaviour

Unit 3 Cognitive approach to behaviour

  1. Concepts and principles of the cognitive approach to behaviour
  2. Models of memory
  3. Schema theory
  4. Thinking and decision-making
  5. Reliability of cognitive processes: reconstructive memory
  6. Biases in thinking and decision-making
  7. Emotion and cognition

Unit 4 Sociocultural approach to behaviour

  1. Cultural influences on individual attitudes,identities and behaviour- culture and cultural norms
  2. Cultural origins of behavior and cognition- cultural dimensions
  3. The individual and the group-social cognitive theory
  4. The individual and the group-social identity theory and stereotyping

HL only:

Unit 2 Biological approach to behavior

  • The role of animal research in understanding human behaviour

Unit 3 Cognitive approach to behaviour

  • Cognitive processing in digital world

Unit 4 Sociocultural approach to behaviour

  • The influence of globalization on individual behaviour

Option Topics for paper 2

Unit 6 Health Psychology

  1. Determinants of health
  2. Health problem 1:Obesity and being overweight
  3. Social cognitive explanations of health problem
  4. Promoting health
  5. Health problem 2: Stress

Unit 7 Psychology of Human relationships

  1. Personal relationships
  2. Group dynamics
  3. Prejudice and discrimination
  4. Origins of conflict and conflict resolution
  5. Social responsibility

Unit 8 Developmental psychology

  1. Brain Development
  2. Cognitive development
  3. Development of empathy and theory of mind
  4. Gender identity and social roles
  5. Attachment
  6. Role of peers and play
  7. Childhood trauma and resilience
  8. Effects of poverty on relationships

 

Paper 1 Format:

  • Section A- 3 short answers on the core approaches for 27 marks
  • Section B -One essay from a choice of 3 on biological,cognitive and sociocultural approaches to behaviour for 22 marks

Paper 2 Format:

SL- One question from choice of 3 on one option for 22 marks

HL- Two questions one from a choice of three on each of two option for 22 marks each

Paper 3 Format:

Three short answer questions from a list of six static questions on approaches to research.

Thanks

Janki Kothari and Shweta Gupte

Term 1 Syllabus | Grade 12 | Psychology

Term 1 Syllabus | Grade 12 | Psychology

Below is the syllabus for upcoming term exam:

Level HL

Paper 1 ( 49 marks, 50% weightage):

 

Unit 2: Biological approaches to behaviour

  • Pheromones and behaviour
  • Genes and behaviour ; genetic similarity
  • Evolutionary explanation for behaviour
  • The role of animal research in understanding human behaviour

Unit 3: Cognitive approaches to behaviour

  • Concepts and principles of the cognitive approach to behaviour
  • Models of memory
  • Schema theory
  • Thinking and Decision making
  • Reliability of cognitive processes:reconstructive memory
  • Biases in decision making
  • Emotion and cognition
  • Cognitive processing in digital world

Paper Style: Section A ( 3 compulsory ,9 mark questions one on  Unit 2 and 2 on Unit 3)

Section B: Pick one 22 mark answer ( questions offered from one on  Unit 2 and 2 on Unit 3)

 

Paper 2 ( 44 marks, 30% weightage):

Paper style:Choose 1 out of the two options, choose 2 questions from that option.Each question is 22 marks.

Unit 6:Health Psychology

  • Determinants of health
  • Health Problem 1: Obesity and being overweight
  • Social cognitive explanation of health problem
  • Promoting health
  • Health problem 2: Stress

Unit 5 Abnormal Psychology

  • Normality versus Abnormality
  • Classification systems
  • Prevalence rates and disorders
  • Validity and reliability of diagnosis

Paper 3 (24 marks, 20% weightage):

Static questions already shared with students( see subject guide on classroom)

Unit 1:Research methodology

  • Research in Psychology
  • Quantitative research:the experiemnt
  • Quantitative research: correlational studies
  • Qualitative research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Ethics in psychological research

Level SL:

Paper 1 (49 marks, 50% weightage):

Unit 2: Biological approaches to behaviour

  • Pheromones and behaviour
  • Genes and behaviour ; genetic similarity
  • Evolutionary explanation for behaviour

Unit 3: Cognitive approaches to behaviour

  • Concepts and principles of the cognitive approach to behaviour
  • Models of memory
  • Schema theory
  • Thinking and Decision making
  • Reliability of cognitive processes:reconstructive memory
  • Biases in decision making
  • Emotion and cognition

Paper Style: Section A ( 3 compulsory 9 mark questions one on  Unit 2 and 2 on Unit 3)

Section B: Pick one 22 mark answer

Paper 2 ( 22 marks, 50% weightage):

Paper Style: Choose 1 out of the two options, write 1 question from the chosen option.

Unit 6:Health Psychology

  • Determinants of health
  • Health Problem 1: Obesity and being overweight
  • Social cognitive explanation of health problem
  • Promoting health
  • Health problem 2: Stress

Unit 5 Abnormal Psychology

  • Normality versus Abnormality
  • Classification systems
  • Prevalence rates and disorders
  • Validity and reliability of diagnosis

The options will be assessed in paper 2. SL students choose one essay, while HL students choose two essays.

Psychology Grade 11 | Term 2 | Syllabus | Paper Style

Psychology Grade 11 | Term 2 | Syllabus | Paper Style

Term2 Psychology papers will be offered at SL and HL level.

Syllabus:

Unit 2: Biological approach to behaviour

  • Localization
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neurotransmitters and behavior
  • Techniques used to study the brain in relation to behavior
  • Hormones and behavior

Unit 3:Cognitive approach to behavior

  • Concepts and principles of the cognitive approach to behavior
  • Models of memory
  • Schema theory
  • Thinking and decision making
  • Reliability of cognitive processes:reconstructive memory
  • Biases in thinking and decision-making
  • Emotion and conition
  • Cognitive processing in the digital world(HL only)

Unit 4: Sociocultural approach to behavior

  • Cultural influences on individual attitudes,identities and behavior-culture and cultural norms
  • Cultural origins of behavior and cognition -cultural dimensions
  • The individual and the group -social cognitive theory
  • The individual and the group-social identity theory and stereotyping
  • The influence of globalization on individual behavior (HL ONLY)

Unit 1 Research methodology

  • Research in psychology
  • Quantitative research: the experiment
  • Quantitative research: correlational studies
  • Qualitative research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Ethics in Psychological research

SL Level Information:

Paper Style-

Paper 1 (2 hrs) for Total marks of 49.Weightage:100%

Section A: Three short answer questions on the core approaches(Sociocultural, cognitive, Biological )to psychology from new textbook (27 marks ie 9 marks each question).All mandatory to answer.

Section B: Answer one essay from the choice of 3 on the Sociocultural, cognitive, Biological approaches to behaviour.

HL Level Information:

Paper Style-

Paper 1 (2 hrs) for Total marks of 49.Weightage:70%

Section A: Three short answer questions on the core approaches(Sociocultural, cognitive, Biological )to psychology from new textbook (27 marks ie 9 marks each question).All mandatory to answer.

Section B: Answer one essay from the choice of 3 on the Sociocultural, cognitive, Biological approaches to behaviour.

Paper 3(1 hr) for total marks of 24.Weightage: 30%

Three short answer questions from the list of static questions on approaches to research(See subject guide for the static questions)

Schedule for class photo and ID card: Grade 11 Sapaience

Schedule for class photo and ID card: Grade 11 Sapaience

Date:

Wednesday, 31st Jan – Day 6

Venue: Amphitheater.

2:05 – 2:20pm Grade 11 Sapience

Be present on that day and dress up in proper uniform.

Be on time

Mock Exam grade 12 Psychology Information

Mock Exam grade 12 Psychology Information

The Mock exam in Psychology will be conducted for the following:

Paper 1(2 hrs)

Section A: 3 compulsory questions on part 1 of the syllabus

Section B : 3 questions on part 1 of the syllabus.Students choose one question to answer in essay form.

(46 marks)

The assessment weighting of paper 1 at HL is 35%

Content:

Biological level of analysis

Cognitive level of analysis

Sociocultural level of analysis

Paper 2

Duration 2 hrs

Weighting 25%

HL students spend 2 hrs on paper 2 and are required to answer 2 questions. Each of the questions must be choosen from different option.Each question is worth 22 marks.

The maximum mark for the paper is 44.The assessment weighting for the paper 2 at HL is 25%

Content:

Abnormal Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Psychology of human relationships

Paper 3

Duration 1 hr

Weighting 20%

The purpose of paper 3 is to assess students’ knowledge and understanding of qualitative research methodology.This paper consists of questions based on an abstract or an extract from a study, interview, observation or scenario including for example:

the aim

participant characteristics

research method used

results or findings

Students must answer all the questions

The total mark for the paper 3 is 30 marks.

Content: Qualitative research in psychology