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  1. jo2009

    Question about UK unis

    I live in Australia and I'm planning on travelling to the UK after my IB and hopefully doing a Bachelor of nursing science (not because they don't offer this in Australia, but because my mum lives there and I need a bit of a change and would like to travel.) Does anyone know whether it is possible to do a Diploma of Languages alongside a Nursing Degree in the UK, like you can in Australia? Thanks
  2. jo2009

    psychology EE help!

    I'm doing my EE on Psychology too. Firstly, I'd reccomend going through a list of past EE titles for psychology so you can get some ideas. These can be available on the internet on other school's website, or your own school. Sometimes your school may keep all extended essays for you to browse through, so see if you can arrange to have a look at some... they may have even arranged the best ones for students to look through for examples, so ask them! For Psychology, my school had these titles from 1994-2001: Almost 100 years on from Freud's theory, have the theories of dreaming progressed? · An evaluation of societal, peer and media influences on male sexual aggression towards women · Is sports psychology an applied science? · 'Do the genes fit' - is genetics the determinant of criminal behaviour? · Are there clear benefits for a patient to diagnosed with OCD when experiencing obsessive and compulsive behaviours · Dreams: Their nature and purpose · Suicide: are female adolescents more likely than their male counterparts to cry for help? · An evaluation of the relationship between an individual's level of social support and the incidence of stress-related illness · Is the failure to be adequately socialised the major contributing factor to the development of adolescent delinquent behaviour · Depression in adolescence: An expression of a biological trait or gender condition? · Do Jung’s theories merely reflect what has already been established in Greek Mythology? · The extent to which each component of the bio-psycho-social theory of schizophrenia can be used as an explanation of the cause · Using education to enhance moral development - the classroom discussion technique of Lawrence Kohlberg · Eyewitness testimony in conjunction with crime stoppers and how hypnosis is used as a possible alternative · Graphic media campaigns concerning road fatalities appear to be effective, however is their psychological impact on the families of past victims too harmful? · Bart Simpson is the epitome of narcissistic adolescence and consequently an adolescent narcissist in the purest sense · Power: Innate or environmental? An evaluation of the Innate and Conditional nature of Power · The Relationship between Stress and Gender: An Evaluation of recent research · Why Rape? A critique of the theories associated with why individuals rape · An investigation into and critical evaluation of the relevance of the theories of Selyc, Maslow and Freud with respect to stress in medical practitioners · The predisposition to schizophrenia is influenced more by genetic characteristics than by environmental factors · Der Feuhrer: A psychosocial view of political man · Evaluate the developmental theories of Erik H. Erickson and Abraham Maslow, using strengths, criticisms and applicability to adolescents You must be careful though, because obviously some of these issues can be WAY too broad or ambigous, and students have made mistakes, too. Once you've got some ideas from some titles and seen what other people have done, then think about what really interests you. I knew I was really interested in Child Development and Dreams, but I ended up doing my EE topic on "Freud's inter. of dreams" (But I have to narrow the topic down slightly, I'm writing too much.) I think the most important thing is to first of all, pick an area of psychology to write your essay on, then think about how you could narrow it down. Good Luck! Hope that made sense...
  3. jo2009

    Helpful links

    I don't know if anyone's seen this website: www.ibpsychology.com I think it's still in production, but it's got some good resources on the extended essay for psych, as well as info and links to all the perspectives. Also: http://www.findarticles.com/ great for EE research http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/ - a search engine for scientific information only... really good for EEs on the sciences and psych http://ibpsychology.blogspot.com/ has some interesting resources, blog entries on the perspectives as well as some sample questions... haven't looked through it thoroughly yet though http://www.alleydog.com/ - good glossary of terms on psychology http://www.yourdictionary.com/diction5a.html#philosophy - list of philosophy dictionaries http://cw.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/history/research_history/ - my sister did her EE on History and used this site heaps and found it helpful... it's not IB thou, but it's about how to research history I was browsing my school's intranet and found this link: http://www.psychwww.com/books/interp/toc.htm - A free, online translation of Freud's interpretation of dreams. That's awesome, because it's my EE topic!!! YAYYYY. It's really good, for anyone that's doing their extendeds on it... Oh and the website is good too: http://www.psychwww.com/ And there's a full online psychology textbook: http://www.intropsych.com/index.html It isn't IB psych though, I think these links are most useful for EEs
  4. jo2009

    IB accused of being "anti-american"

    OMG OMG, it's a whole entire website against the IB: http://www.responsible-ed.org/ "Citizens for RESPONSIBLE education" The thing that really pisses me off about this, is how hypocritical it is. They claim that the IB is a 'threat' to our security. ALL IB DOES IS TEACH YOU HOW TO QUESTION THINGS, you annoying dip****s! Also, that guy is probably just annoyed because he got kicked out IB/ failed IB as a kid, and now he's dedicating his life to decimating it. But yeah, they are probably right. How dare the INTERNATIONAL baccalaureate have wordly views! And teach our children languages other than American!
  5. Oops sorry I miss-read your post, I thought you said there will be an individual IB TOK exam (which was the rumour going on at my school), but I think what you're saying is that there will be ToK like questions on some exam papers... this could be the case. I think there are already ToK questions on some exams, well at least in philosophy
  6. Just to clarify, the "Diploma Guide for schools" on the IBO website, (Which I assume is recent) says: "Assessment of performance in TOK Each student is required to submit one essay between 1,200 and 1,600 words, from a list of 10 titles prescribed by the IBO for each examination session. In addition, the student makes a 10-minute presentation to the class and writes a selfevaluation report that includes a concise description of the presentation and answers to questions provided by the IBO." Nothing about an exam... but I'm still not sure when this was published. Having said that, I typed in "TOK changes" in the IBO search, and it came up with: "Special Subject Seminar TOK in Los Angeles (IBNA) Special Subject Seminar covers changes to the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) curriculum resulting from subject area revision. Teaching of the revised TOK course begins in September 2006. Special subject seminars acquaint experienced teachers with new changes to the curriculum and are held once every seven years when the subject area is revised." Still unclear...
  7. About the ToK thing, There was a rumour going on about this in mid-November spread by the current (now old) year 12s, and an IB ToK teacher @ my school said she'd heard nothing about an exam, and told us to not believe it for now. But I don't know. I highly doubt this is true, as I think we would have heard more about it, and surely the teachers would've been notified!!!
  8. Has anyone seen these articles? http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/006/edwatch/4-7-ib-why.htm http://www.edwatch.org/updates07/021907-terror.htm http://www.edwatch.org/updates07/031707-IB.htm I find this quite funny, kind of scary... but also very hypocritical. It says the IB forces views on its students, yet these people and this article is saying that we should teach children the views that are in line with the American government... I don't think that the IB 'forces' views on its pupils, I just think it teaches us, at least at my school, to question authority, rather than just believe everything the news/government tells us. I don't think that's such a bad thing... Opinions? Further reading list http://www.ibsurvival.com/forum/index.php?...ic=4828&hl= http://www.ibsurvival.com/forum/index.php?...ic=1255&hl=
  9. jo2009

    How did you find out about IBSurvival?

    I saw the site as a resource at the bottom of wiki books
  10. jo2009

    Which textbook do you use for Psych?

    Well, Nothing is ‘certain’ in psychology; almost everything you learn is a theory, thus I find that psychology and philosophy/ToK can complement each other perfectly, but I don’t think there’s much of a correlation with other subjects that I take. It does involve memorising concepts and theories, but personally I love the course. But if your school doesn't offer IB psychology and you're interested in the subject, you'll probably find just as much enjoyment in the other humanities which can occasionally overlap.
  11. jo2009

    Which textbook do you use for Psych?

    We still use A-Level books for psychology, which can be really frustrating. We have: Approaches To Psychology Psychology - A New Introduction for A Level Psychology Through Diagrams - AS & A Level I think the IB course is similar to the A-level though, but it can be frustrating when you're trying to find something in particular that they don't cover in A-levels, especially in the 'summary' book. I wasn't aware that there was an Australian IB psychology book! Did you order it online?
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