DP Psychology SL
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DP Psychology SL

The course provides students with an understanding of the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behavior. Students are encouraged to adopt an integrative approach based on scientific and investigative methods. The areas of psychology that will be addressed during the first year include the physiological origins of human behavior, language and thinking, memory, emotion, and sociocultural interaction. During the second year, students will learn more about abnormal psychology through the psychodynamic level of analysis as well as the psychology of human relationships which focuses on the complexity of interpersonal relationships. The internal assessment is conducted in the fall of the second year and requires the student to replicate a simple experiment they design, conduct and analyze. The external assessment consists of two parts for SL which requires the student to write essays on core material, optional material, and qualitative research. 

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