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 AP Psychology Syllabus

Course Description

AP Psychology is a college level course providing students an overview of the development of human behaviors and thoughts. Along with preparation for the AP Psychology exam, the goals of this course are to immerse students in modern psychological investigation techniques, to accentuate the ethics and morality of human and animal research, and to emphasize scientific critical thinking skills in application to the social sciences. Psychology is a diverse social and biological science with multiple perspectives and interpretations.

This is a yearlong course consisting of 11 units.  Upon successful completion students will receive 1 credit towards high school graduation.

Course Overview

Semester 1

  • Psychology Basics
  • Neuroscience
  • Sensations and Perception
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Learning

Semester 2

  • Cognition and Intelligence
  • Motivation
  • Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • AP Exam Review

Required Course Materials

Please access the list of course materials from the OC Online book ordering system and order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.

Grading Policy

Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:

  • 40%       Assignments
  • 10%           Participation (Discussion Posts, Synchronous Sessions)
  • 10%           Quizzes
  • 25%           Final Exam
  • 15%           Unit Tests

 

Course Policies:

Proctored Final Exams

Grading Policy

Course Expectations

Weekly Live Classes

Additional School Policies

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