|AP Psychology (Grades 11&12)
The Advanced Placement course in Psychology is designed as an introduction to the systematic and scientific study of the human behavior and mental processes. Major contributions to the field of Psychology over the course of its history will be studied. Throughout the year the focus will involve the differing approaches adopted by psychologists, including the biological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic and socio-cultural perspectives. Methods of psychological research will be emphasized in the study of the following topics: Physiology and Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language, Intelligence and Mental Abilities, Human Development, Motivation and Emotion, Personality, Abnormal Behavior, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social Psychology. A major project will be assigned each semester.
Textbook Title: Psychology, David G. Myers (Worth) (9th edition)