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, treatments of psychological disorders, and social psychology.
Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas. The AP Psychology course is designed to be the equivalent of the Introduction to Psychology course usually taken during the first year of college.
universities typically expect students to master to qualify for college credit and/or placement.
Unit 1Scientific Foundations of Psychology
Unit 2 Biological Bases of Behavior
Unit 3 Sensation and Perception
Unit 4 Learning
Unit 5 Cognitive Psychology
Unit 6 Developmental Psychology
Unit 7 Motivation, Emotion, and Personality
Unit 8 Clinical Psychology
Unit 9 Social Psychology
COURSE DATE AND TIME
College Board AP Psychology Grader
AP Course: AP Psychology; AP Comparative Government & Politics
Teaching Experience: 21 years