IB Psychology HL

The IB Diploma Program higher-level psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behavior and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry. Students learn to understand the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behavior and explore alternative explanations of behavior. They also understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry.

In addition, the course is designed to enable the student to recognize that the content and methodologies are contestable and that their study requires the toleration of uncertainty, develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the better understanding of human behavior, 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.