Grade Level: 11-12             No. Semesters: 2

    Fee: $92/AP                       Credit: 1-Social Studies 


    Prerequisites: None


    The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.  While considering the psychologist and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology.  Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas. Advanced Placement courses require a higher level of commitment than a regular class.  AP coursework is college level work.  Students will have the option to take the AP exam at the end of the course to gain college credit. 


    NCAA Approved Course