AP Psychology

Explore the concepts, theories, perspectives, phenomena and behaviors associated with the subfields and research areas of psychology.

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One Semester


Social Science

AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories. Students will explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. They will study core psychological concepts, such as the brain and sense functions, and learn to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful syntheses. Along the way, students will also investigate relevant concepts like study skills and information retention. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey course, AP Psychology prepares students for the AP exam and for further studies in psychology or life sciences.

Course Materials


Psychology with Updates on DSM-5, 10th ed. David G. Myers (Worth Publishing, 2014).
ISBN-10: 1464164746 / ISBN-13: 9781464164743