AP Psychology


Immerse yourself in modern psychological techniques investigating the ethics and morality of human and animal research. In this college-level course, you will learn the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each major area of psychology and enhance your scientific critical thinking skills


Scientific Foundations of Psychology

  • The History of Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • The Experimental Method
  • Ethical Guidelines in Psychology
  • Statistical Analysis in Psychology

Biological Bases of Psychology

  • The Neuron
  • Neuron Firing
  • The Nervous System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Brain Interaction of Heredity and Environment
  • Sleep, Dreams, and Psychoactive Drugs

Sensation and Perception

  • Principles of Sensation and Perception
  • Visual Sensation and Perception
  • Auditory Anatomy and Perception

Cognitive Psychology

  • Introduction to Memory, Thinking and Intelligence
  • Encoding, Storing, and Retrieving
  • Forgetting and the Biological Bases of Memory
  • Components of Language and Language Acquisition
  • Psychometric Principles and Intelligence Testing


  • Introduction to Learning and Classical Conditioning
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Social and Cognitive Factors in Learning

Developmental Psychology

  • Life Span and Physical Development in Childhood
  • Cognitive Development in Childhood
  • Social Development in Childhood
  • Gender and Sexual Orientation
  • Adolescent and Moral Development
  • Adulthood and Aging

Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

  • Theories of Motivation
  • Theories of Emotion
  • Stress and Coping
  • Introduction to Personality and Psychoanalytic Theories
  • Humanistic Theories of Personality
  • Trait Theories and Measuring Personality
  • Behaviorism and Social Cognitive Theories of Personality

Clinical Psychology

  • Pychological Perspectives and Etiology of Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental and Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar, Depressive, Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma-and Stressor-Related, Dissociative, and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating and Personality Disorders
  • Psychological Perspectives and Treatment of Disorders
  • Behavioral, Cognitive, and Group Therapy and Evaluating Treatments
  • Treatment of Disorders from the Biological Perspective

Social Psychology

  • Attribution Theory, Attitude Formation, and Attitude Change
  • Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience
  • Group Influences on Behavior and Mental Processes
  • Bias, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • Altruism and Aggression
  • Interpersonal Attraction

Fee Details

Progam Advanced Placement
Fee Component  Course Fee Material Resource Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 608  $ 25.75 
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12




Textbook (e-text): Myers, David G. and Nathan DeWall. Myers’ Psychology for AP Course. 3rd edition. 2018. New York: Worth.



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