IB Psychology HL : Biological level of analysis

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for IB Psychology HL

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Biological Level Of Analysis

Studies on gender differences in learning have demonstrated that discrepancies in learning between men and women can be attributed to which of the following factors?

Possible Answers:

Biological variations in hormones

Stereotypical gender expectations

All of these

None of these

Familiarity with the material to-be-learned

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

Research about learning differences between men and women is mixed, and there does not appear to be conclusive evidence of any inherent biological differences. Most studies seem to indicate that when differences are found, they can be explained by the level of familiarity the individuals have with the subject to be learned or by stereotypical expectations about gender. Although hormones may not affect overall intellect, hormone levels can impact performance at a given point in time and impact learning. 

Example Question #2 : Biological Level Of Analysis

Studies on gender differences in learning have demonstrated that discrepancies in learning between men and women can be attributed to which of the following factors?

Possible Answers:

Stereotypical gender expectations

Biological variations in hormones

None of these

Familiarity with the material to-be-learned

All of these

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

Research about learning differences between men and women is mixed, and there does not appear to be conclusive evidence of any inherent biological differences. Most studies seem to indicate that when differences are found, they can be explained by the level of familiarity the individuals have with the subject to be learned or by stereotypical expectations about gender. Although hormones may not affect overall intellect, hormone levels can impact performance at a given point in time and impact learning. 

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