The study of psychology is often associated with mental illness and/or therapy. Students are usually fascinated by psychology because of their own experiences or the prevalence of mental illness in movies and the media. Psychology is the systematic, scientific study of behaviors and mental processes. In essence, psychologists attempt to explain why people do what they do. This one-semester elective offers students interested in psychology an opportunity to explore some of the more exciting topics of an introductory course, without the demands of the AP curriculum and the culminating AP exam. This course is intended as a companion to the Facing History course.
1/2 unit of credit
Prerequisite: Junior and Seniors not considered for or interested in AP Psychology