AP® Psychology

Course Overview:

This introductory AP® Psychology online course covers the content set forth by the College Board for the AP® Psychology curriculum, and assignments will help prepare students to take the AP® Psychology exam. Students will cultivate their understanding of the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes through inquiry-based investigations as they explore concepts like 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.

Semester A 

Semester A begins with an exploration of the history and diverse approaches to psychology, followed by an introduction to research methods and ethics. The biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, and learning are thoroughly examined. 

Semester B

In Semester B, students delve into topics such as motivation, emotion, stress, developmental psychology, personality theories, intelligence, and abnormal behavior. They will also explore the various treatment approaches for psychological disorders. The course concludes with an exploration of social psychology, covering subjects like social influence, group dynamics, and love. 

This course offers a well-rounded understanding of the many facets of psychology, from its history to its practical applications.

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