Prerequisite: Successful completion of eight grade.
Offered: Online School for Girls and Online Independent School, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
AP® Psychology and Psychology will introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. In this course, students will be presented with the psychological facts, principles and phenomena contained within the major branches of psychology. The course will include a balanced examination of: Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Psychological Disorders and Social Psychology. Students will develop a thorough understanding of the many subfields contained within psychology and the connections between them. In addition, students will also be exposed to the history, methodology and ethical practices associated with psychological research. Upon completion of this course students will recognize the significance of psychology and it practical applications upon the world around them. Students will engage collaboratively with their classmates in projects and real-world discussions. Students may select the AP® or non- AP® track in this course. AP® students will be expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam in the spring. Non-AP® students will demonstrate mastery through projects and alternative assessments.
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