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This is a college-level introductory psychology course that introduces the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The goal of this class is to prepare students to take and pass the AP Psychology test given in May every year. We will use lectures, discussions, weekly reading assignments, quizzes, tests, writing prompts, and projects to prepare for the AP test. There are also early morning study sessions in the second semester for additional preparation.
All class notes and PowerPoints can be found under the CLASS FILES button above. To determine topic/unit for the week use the Reading Guide found on the Objectives & Syllabus page.
Useful Links for AP Psychology
Myer's support site. Use this site for chapter summaries, practice quizzes, flashcards and much more!
Make Things Memorable by David Myers. A useful video (5 minutes) from our author with suggestions on how to read/study effectively and for LONG-TERM retention.
AP Psychology on AP Central. Use this site and its links for information relating to the AP test dates, fees, topics, accommodations, etc.