AP® Psychology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students learn the psychological facts, principles and phenomena contained within the major branches of psychology. The first semester focuses on the fundamental sub-fields of behavior, sensation, perception, learning and cognition. This provides a solid footing from which to investigate the topics of developmental, social and abnormal psychology in the latter half of the year. Interwoven throughout their study are numerous opportunities to cultivate research and critical thinking skills. Presented with experiential psychological field work, students are challenged to apply different research methods, collaborate with others, collect and analyze data, and arrive at conclusions. Students taking the AP® class are expected to delve deeply into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam in the spring.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“This course has been incredible. It inspired me to minor in psychology in college, and has helped me to see so many connections to real-world ideas and concepts. The course is so organized, and my teacher is so flexible with time management, as my schedule has been very crazy this year. If I could do high school all over again, I would most definitely take more courses with One Schoolhouse!”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
This course is approved by the College Board and the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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