Course Number: 220
Semester; 5 Units
UC/CSU Approved: History/Social Science “A” requirement. Satisfies one year of Social Studies graduation requirement.
The AP Psychology is a college-level course that introduces students to the scientific study of human behavior and cognition. 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. Preparation for the nationally administered AP exam will be given. This course requires approximately four to six hours of preparation per week outside of class.
- Myer's Psychology for the AP Course ISBN: 9781319070502
- Required Summer Reading: You Are Not So Smart by David McRany. ISBN: 978-1-592-40736-1
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Estimated Homework Per Class:
Cumulative GPA of 3.5
Completion of Biology with a “B” or better OR
Concurrent enrollment in Biology