Prerequisites: Biology

Length: One semester

AP® Psychology

Advanced Placement

Course materials required. See 'Course Materials' below.

AP Psychology provides an overview of current psychological research methods and theories. Students will explore the therapies used by professional counselors and clinical psychologists and examine the reasons for normal human reactions: how people learn and think, the process of human development and human aggression, altruism, intimacy, and self-reflection. They will study core psychological concepts, such as the brain and sense functions, and learn to gauge human reactions, gather information, and form meaningful syntheses. Along the way, students will also investigate relevant concepts like study skills and information retention. The equivalent of an introductory college-level survey course, AP Psychology prepares students for the AP exam and for further studies in psychology or life sciences.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.

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Course Materials


  • Psychology, 11th ed. David G. Myers (Worth Publishing, 2015).
    ISBN-10: 1464140812 / ISBN-13: 9781464140815
    Acceptable alternate: Psychology with Updates on DSM-5, 10th ed (2014).
    ISBN-10: 1464164746 / ISBN-13: 9781464164743