Credits: 5 


    Grades: 11, 12 


    Purpose of the course: The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to 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.


    Turnitin Classroom code: 24948588



    The grading system will be as follows:  



    % of Final Grade

    Major Assessments (Tests//Projects/Papers)


    Minor Assessments (Quizzes/Activities)





    Units in AP Psychology [AP Psychology Syllabus]


    The following topics are covered throughout this year in class and will appear on the AP exam:

    1. Perspectives in psychology
    2. Major Theories and Theorists of the 20th Century
    3. Research Methods and Experimental Design    
    4. Biological Bases of Behavior
    5. Sensation and Perception
    6. States of Consciousness   
    7. Learning 
    8. Cognition (Thinking, Language, Memory) 
    9. Development  
    10. Motivation and Emotion 
    11. Personality 
    12. Gender and Social Norms
    13. Abnormal Psychology and Therapies <---- CURRENT UNIT    
    14. Social Psychology