Course ID: 653084
Open to grades: 11-12
UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “G” elective credit
Prerequisites: None
Note: Two Year Course
Psychology is the systematic study of behavior and mental processes. IB Psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive, and sociocultural influences on human behavior, thereby adopting an integrative approach. IB Psychology students will develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the benefit of human beings, ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry, develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive, and sociocultural influences on human behavior, develop an understanding of alternative explanations of behavior, and understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry. Students will study at least one of the following options to be determined by the instructor: Abnormal psychology, Developmental psychology, Health psychology, Psychology of Human Relationships, and Sports psychology. An internal assessment will be conducted in the fall/winter and will require the student to write a report over a simple psychological experiment they will design, conduct and analyze. In the senior year, students conduct a basic cognitive experiment and write a 1,500 word APA format report. International Baccalaureate courses are open to any Granite Bay High School student. Applicable IB exam and registration fees apply. ALL students enrolled in IB courses are required to complete the entire course and sit for the external exams in May.