AP Psychology

Instructor: Ms. Catherine Eck

The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.  Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology.  They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.  The following include some of the major content areas covered in AP Psychology:  the history of psychology as a science; research methods; biological bases of behavior; sensation and perception; states of consciousness; learning and cognition; motivation and emotion; developmental psychology; testing and individual differences; abnormal psychology; treatment of psychological disorders; and social psychology.  All enrolled students must complete the AP Psychology  exam to exit the course. This course may be a Dual Credit Course also.  See a counselor for more information.  Two semester course.