AP Psychology

AP Psychology

AP Psychology is a course based on the content established and copyrighted by the College Board. The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.

Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas. Topics include: History and Approaches; Research Methods; Biological Bases of Behavior; Sensation and Perception; States of Consciousness; Learning; Cognition; Motivation and Emotion; Developmental Psychology; Personality; Testing and Individual Differences; Abnormal Behavior; Treatment of Abnormal Behavior; and Social Psychology.

  • Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12
  • Recommended Prerequisite: None
  • Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester
  • Counts as an Elective Course for all diplomas

 Ms. Sara Loete

Summer Assignment Information:

AP Psychology Summer Assignment