The IBDP Psychology curriculum provides the students a good variety of option topics where they could apply what they have learned during the first year of the course. This year in CISM, there are two separate IBDP Psychology classes which gave the students more freedom to choose the option topics that they really want to learn.
One class opted for the psychology of human relationships for their first option topic which goes into the formation and maintenance of relationships as well as violence. The second topic chosen was developmental psychology which talks about the development of humans from a variety of perspectives such as cognitive development, identity development, and social development.
On the other hand, the other class opted for health psychology which touches on topics such as health promotion, stress, and obesity. The 2nd option topic chosen was abnormal psychology which is about the biological, cognitive, and sociocultural etiologies of mental disorders as well as the different treatment options available and the strengths and limitations of each.