The course is intended for students planning to take the AP Psychology exam. Throughout the course, students will examine psychological concepts through reading and discussion, and analyze data from psychological research studies. The class will cover a wide range of topics, including the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, personality and social psychology, abnormal behavior and therapy, and research methods in psychology.
In addition to the conceptual material, the class will include a strategy course for the multiple-choice part of the AP Psychology exam. This section of the course will focus on test-taking strategies and tips to help students perform their best on the day of the exam.
- Understand the economic, physics, or psychological concepts and models the AP exam covers.
- Learn to apply these concepts and models to real-world situations and case studies.
- Gain critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze and interpret data from research studies.
- Learn test-taking strategies and tips to help them perform their best on the day of the AP exam.
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.