Advanced Placement Psychology (05020250)

Advanced Placement Psychology (05020250)


1.0 Credit; Weighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

The purpose of the Advanced Placement Psychology course is to introduce students to systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major sub fields within psychology. The topics covered include development, biological basis for behavior, sensation and perception, cognition (learning, memory and intelligence), states of consciousness, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and emotion and motivation (sports psychology). Students also learn about the methods employed by psychologists studying behavior. This course is highly interactive and reliant on independent effort, initiative, and critical thinking. Experiments, surveys, opinion papers, simulations, and creative illustrations are examples of techniques used to facilitate learning. The class is taught on a college level with the opportunity to qualify for college credit by successfully completing Advanced Placement Psychology Examination.