This full year AP course introduces students to the discipline of psychology and explores the history of psychology, the different theoretical approaches that underlie explanations of behavior, and the contemporary research methods used by psychologists.
This course traces the emergence of psychology in the nineteenth century, and covers the development of the major "schools of thought" of psychology. Units include: biological bases of behavior, perception, social psychology, psychological disorders and treatment, consciousness, and learning. Students learn how these approaches guide research and to use statistics in analyzing data. Students will be required to prepare for and take the AP examination in May.
1 Unit of Credit
Prerequisite: Social Studies 10 Regents and Department recommendation