AkDA - AP Psychology B - EL5180 B

Social Studies
High School

AP® Psychology A & B comprise a yearlong, college-level course designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology exam. The goal of this course is to explore the history of psychology and how psychological theories, treatment approaches, and concepts have evolved and progressed. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay-writing, analysis of psychological findings, and data interpretation. Students will demonstrate their understanding and acquisition of skills through written work, project- based activities, and practice exams. This course is aligned to the new AP Psychology framework introduced in 2014–15

Rolling Enrollment Schedule

Course Description

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the scientific study of the behaviors and mental processes of human beings.

Students will study a wide range of topics, including the history and approaches of psychology, research methods, behavior and

learning, personality, and abnormal behavior and its treatment. Over the course of study, students will create a biography book

detailing the contributions of important figures in the field. In addition, students will be exposed to a wide variety of activities,

readings, and research studies during the course.

Course Materials

In addition to the online materials, students will need copies of both books listed below.

Course Textbook and Resources:

• Myers, David G. Myer’s Psychology for AP®, 2nd ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2014

• Hock, Roger R. Forty Studies That Changed Psychology, 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2012.

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