AP Psychology

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AP Psychology Course Overview

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.

PREREQUISITE There are no prerequisites for AP Psychology. Students should be able to read a college-level textbook and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.

AP Psychology Course Content

The AP Psychology course includes the systematic and scientific study of behavior and mental processes represented by the following topics, concepts, and key contributors to each field:

• 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

• Social Psychology