AP Psychology

1 Year
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Prerequisites: Minimum grade of B in current social science course with consideration of AP Potential and Learner Development grades.

AP Psychology is a challenging, college-level course designed to introduce students to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students will learn the major approaches and concepts of psychology and will learn to think like a psychologist, using research methods, critical thinking, and ethics. Psychology is present in our everyday lives, and studying its principles may have a profound effect on key areas of our life such as how we learn and remember, sleep, work, and relate to others. Similarly, psychology can be applied to any field or career. To succeed, students must have solid rewarding and writing skills, a scientific attitude, an ability to memorize definitions and apply them, and a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study. Students who take Psychology are eligible to take AP Psychology. Students enrolled are required to take the College Board exam in May.