Grade 11-12. Year-Long. Weighted grade.
This full year course is designed to understand and apply the principles of Psychology, scientific research, and individual behavior. The course will prepare students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to that of a psychology researcher through a variety of psychological perspectives. The content will focus on history and approaches, advanced experimental design, biological functioning, sensation and perception, learning and behaviorism, motivation and emotion, testing and individual differences, developmental psychology, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, and social psychology. Intensive reading and writing in the field of psychology will be a major focus, as will hands-on research and experimentation, with an emphasis on applying psychological concepts to daily life. Students who successfully complete this course and the AP Psychology examination may receive college credit and/or higher placement in college.