IB Psychology SL A/B

IB Psychology SL can be taken in isolation or as the first year in a two-year course. Students will study biological, cognitive, and sociocultural approaches to behavior. The focus is on current research in areas that include emotion, memory, intelligence, cult behavior, stereotyping, cultural differences, and bullying. We will also look at the specialty area of human relationships with queries like: What causes people to become violent? What are social and cultural factors that influence attraction? Under what circumstances are people more likely to be altruistic? As part of the course, students will also be conducting their own research study which allows for the opportunity to examine research methods and biases.

Course Subject
Course Number
SS315 A/B
Grade Level
Grades 11-12
Course Duration
Full Year, weighted 5.0
Course Credit
Prerequisite: Acceptance into IB program