Chapter 4. States of Consciousness

Chapter 12. Social Psychology

6.1 - The Lifespan and Physical Development in Childhood

6.2 - Social Development in Childhood

6.3 - Cognitive Development in Childhood

6.4 - Adolescent Development

6.5 - Adulthood and Aging
6.6 - Moral Development
6.7 - Gender and Sexual Orientation

Learning
(Exam weight 7–9%) (5-6 days)

Chapter 5. Sensation and Perception

Chapter 3. Biopsychology

3.1 - Principles of Sensation
3.2 - Principles of Perception

3.3 - Visual Anatomy
3.4 - Visual Perception
3.5 - Auditory Sensation and Perception

3.6 - Chemical Senses
3.7 - Body Senses

Chapter 6. Learning

Developmental Psychology
(Exam weight 7–9%) (5-6 days)

Cognitive Psychology
(Exam weight 13–17%) (10-11 days)

Chapter 2. Psychological Research

Social Psychology
(Exam weight 8–10%) (6-7 days)

Chapter 1. Introduction to Psychology

9.1 - Attribution Theory and Person Perception

9.2 - Attitude Formation and Attitude Change
9.3 - Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
9.4 - Group Influences on Behavior and Mental Processes

9.5 - Bias, Prejudice, and Discrimination

9.6 - Altruism and Aggression

9.7 - Interpersonal Attraction

Sensation and Perception 

(Exam weight 6–8%) (6-7 days)

Scientific Foundations of Psychology

(Exam weight 10–14%) (7-8 days)

Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

(Exam weight 11–15%) (10 days)

Chapter 9. Lifespan Development

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Chapter 8. Memory

Chapter 10. Emotion and Motivation 

Chapter 7. Thinking and Intelligence

Chapter 11. Personality

AP Psychology Course Overview

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes.


While considering the psychologists 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, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively
communicate ideas.

5.1 - Introduction to Memory
5.2 - Encoding
5.3 - Storing
5.4 - Retrieving
5.5 - Forgetting and Memory Distortion

5.6 - Biological Bases of Memory
5.7 - Introduction to Thinking and Problem Solving

5.8 - Biases and Errors in Thinking

5.9 - Introduction to Intelligence
5.10 - Psychometric Principles and Intelligence Testing
5.11 - Components of Language and Language Acquisition


7.1 - Theories of Motivation
7.2 - Specific Topics in Motivation

7.3 - Theories of Emotion
7.4 - Stress and Coping




7.5 - Introduction to Personality 

7.6 - Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality
7.7 - Behaviorism and Social Cognitive Theories of Personality 

7.8 - Humanistic Theories of Personality

7.9 - Trait Theories of Personality

7.10 - Measuring Personality

4.1 - Introduction to Learning 

4.2 - Classical Conditioning
4.3 - Operant Conditioning
4.4 - Social and Cognitive Factors in Learning

Chapter 15. Psychological Disorders

Biological Bases of Behavior

(Exam weight 8–10%) (6-7 days)

Chapter 14. Stress, Lifestyle, and Health

Chapter 16. Therapy and Treatment

Clinical Psychology
(Exam weight 12–16%) (10-11 days)

2.1 - Interaction of Heredity and Environment

2.2 - The Endocrine System
2.3 - Overview of the Nervous System and the Neuron

2.4 - Neural Firing
2.5 - Influence of Drugs on Neural Firing

2.6 - The Brain
2.7 - Tools for Examining Brain Structure and Function

2.8 - The Adaptable Brain
2.9 - Sleep and Dreaming