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AP Psychology

Course Description

AP Psychology is designed to introduce students to a wide range of psychological topics. Students will be given an opportunity to explore the behavior and mental processes of human beings. Throughout their AP Psychology experience, students will become familiar with what it means to critically analyze human behavior through the scientific process while peering through a psychological lens.

Grade Level(s): 11th-12th grades

Curricula for Advanced Placement (AP) courses are created by the American College Board, which offers high level coursework and exams to high school students.  Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on examinations.  Curriculum for each subject area is created by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study.  An overview of the AP Psychology course can be found HERE.  The Course & Exam Description (CED) can be found HERE.  

Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

  • Unit 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  • Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Unit 3: Sensation and Perception
  • Unit 4: Learning
  • Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology
  • Unit 6: Developmental Psychology
  • Unit 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality
  • Unit 8: Clinical Psychology
  • Unit 9: Social Psychology

Date Last Revised/Approved: 2020