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IB Diploma Psychology Year 1 Major Studies

Biological Level of Analysis


Brain Plasticity (neuroplasticity) London Taxi Driver - Maguire (2000) Enriched and deprived environment: rats - Rosenzweig and Bennett (1972) Bilingual brain Kim and Hirsch (1997) Sensory deprivation Hubel and Wiesel (1970) vision - new born kitten

Localization of function Brain damage: Phineas Gage - Harlow (1848) Split Brain - Sperry (1968) Aphasia production - Broca (1861) Tan Aphasia comprehension - Wernicke(1874)

Physiology and cognition Meditation: Buddhist monks - Davidson (2004) gamma waves

Gene Human Genome Project (2003) Minnesota Twin Study - Boucnard et al (1990) Twin raised apart Bouchard (1979) Meta-analysis Bouchard and McGue (1981) Gene and environment interaction Caspi $ Moffitt (2002) MAOA gene Hormone Oxytocins Domasio (2005) Trust Testosterone aggression Vasopressin Fidelity and love Melatonin Rosenthal (1987) SAD Neurotransmitter Serotonin Kasamatsu and Hirai (1999) Study on monks sensory deprivation Acetylcholine Martinez and Kesner (1991) Study on rats memory Acetylcholine Kandel (2000) slugs biochemical response at synapse short term memory

Dopamine Laruelle et al (1996) amphetamines increase positive symptoms of schizophrenia Mirror neurone Gallese et al. (1996) Lacoboni (2004) Evolution Spatial memory in chimps Matsuzawa (2007) Jealousy - Buss (1992) gender difference

Cognitive Level of Analysis


Schema theory Bartlett (1932) Multi store model Atkinson and Shiffrin (1968) Working memory Baddeley (1974) Serial position curves Glanzer and Cunitz (1966) Levels of processing Craik and Lackhart (1972) & Craik and Tulving (1975) Reliability of memory - Loftus and Palmer (1974) Cognitive reappraisal Ochsner and Gross (2008)

Technology from biological and cognitive level of analysis


PET Positron Emission Tomography MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging fMRI functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ethics
Prison Experiment - Zimbardo (1973) Obedience (electric shock) Milgram Gender Identity - Money (1974)

Abnormal Psychology
Reliability in Diagnosis - Rosenhan (1973)

Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Development Concept of neuroplasticity and pruning Piagets Constructionist Approach Accommodation Assimilation Adaptation Object Permanence

Ego Centrism Conservation Stages of Development Vygotskys Sociocultural Approach Zone of proximal development Scaffolding Cooperative learning Krugman (2008) National Centre for Children in Poverty (2002) Bowlby (1951) Ainsworth (1970)

Please ensure that you know the aim, procedure, results, conclusion and limitation of each study. It is highly recommended that you have the knowledge of the study design as well (e.g. naturalistic observation, lab experiment, case study.etc)