8.1 - Introduction to Psychological Disorders
8.2 - Psychological Perspectives and Etiology of Disorders
8.3 - Neurodevelopmental and Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
8.4 - Bipolar, Depressive, Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
8.5 - Trauma- and StressorRelated, Dissociative, and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
8.6 - Feeding and Eating, Substance and Addictive, and Personality Disorders
8.7 - Introduction to Treatment of Psychological Disorders
8.8 - Psychological Perspectives and Treatment of Disorders
8.9 - Treatment of Disorders from the Biological Perspective
8.10 - Evaluating Strengths, Weaknesses, and Empirical Support for Treatments of Disorders

1.1 - Introducing Psychology
1.2 - Research Methods in Psychology

1.3 - The Experimental Method

1.4 - Selecting a Research Method

1.5 - Statistical Analysis in Psychology

1.6 - Ethical Guidelines in Psychology

4.1 - Introduction to Learning 

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

Unit 3: Sensation and Perception 

(Exam weight 6–8%) (6-7 days)

Chapter 5. Sensation and Perception

Chapter 3. Biopsychology

Chapter 4. States of Consciousness

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

Unit 8: Clinical Psychology
(Exam weight 12–16%) (10-11 days)

Chapter 15. Psychological Disorders

Chapter 2. Psychological Research

A public education rapid transit system

Chapter 14. Stress, Lifestyle, and Health

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

Chapter 12. Social Psychology

Unit 9: Social Psychology
(Exam weight 8–10%) (6-7 days)

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.

Chapter 10. Emotion and Motivation 

Chapter 7. Thinking and Intelligence

Chapter 9. Lifespan Development

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

 Quiz 1.1 - Introducing Psychology
Quiz 1.2 - Research Methods in Psychology

Quiz 1.3 - The Experimental Method

Quiz 1.4 - Selecting a Research Method

Quiz 1.5 - Statistical Analysis in Psychology

Quiz 1.6 - Ethical Guidelines in Psychology

Chapter 1. Introduction to Psychology

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

Chapter 16. Therapy and Treatment

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

Unit 4: Learning
(Exam weight 7–9%) (5-6 days)

Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

(Exam weight 8–10%) (6-7 days)

Chapter 8. Memory

Unit 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

(Exam weight 11–15%) (10 days)

Unit 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology

(Exam weight 10–14%) (7-8 days)

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

Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology
(Exam weight 13–17%) (10-11 days)

Chapter 11. Personality