AP Psychology

Welcome to Advanced Placement Psychology!  

This year-long elective course is designed to provide motivated students with a comprehensive working knowledge of the important theories, personalities, terms and concepts in the field of psychology.   It is also the purpose of this course to promote critical thinking skills, provide scientific research and writing opportunities, and finally, to adequately prepare you for the Advanced Placement Psychology Examination in May.  Successful completion of this class will provide a solid foundation in the field of Psychology, enabling you to pursue a more advanced course of study at the university level. 

For many of you this class will be a first introduction to Psychology, for others, this will be the first Advanced Placement course attempted.  While helpful, neither of these factors will ultimately determine success in this course.  Rather a consistent, disciplined commitment to the readings and work assigned is the key to both extrinsic and intrinsic rewards.  It is expected that all students enrolled in this course will dedicate the considerable time and effort demanded by an Advanced Placement course.  It is also expected that all students enrolled in this course register for and take the national Advanced Placement exam on May 11, 2021.  Students choosing not to sit for the exam will be required to take a final course exam during examination week in May