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Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology Course Description 

AP Psychology

This course in AP Psychology prepares students for the AP Psychology exam. The course begins with the study of the history and approaches of study in psychology. It provides students with a solid foundation of research methods in psychological science. The course will cover the biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness. Students will learn about learning, cognition, motivation, and emotion. Students will also learn about developmental psychology and its relation to personality and individual instruction. Students will also be introduced to the treatment of psychological disorders and ethics used in psychological practice. Finally, the course relies on empirically supported psychological facts, research findings, terminology, and associated phenomena. Students will rely on a digital textbook, online lectures, and case studies to develop a foundation in the study of psychology. 

Text: Myers, David G. Psychology, 11th ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2015. Kindle Edition. 

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The course will cover biological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, and states of consciousness.

Summary Info:

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Format: Online

Approval: UC a-g/NCAA

Duration: Full Year

Credits: 10

Prerequisite: Psychology

 

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