AP Psych Syllabus - AP Psychology Syllabus Scoring Components SC1 The course provides instruction in history and approaches SC2 The course provides

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AP® Psychology: Syllabus Scoring Components PagesSC1The course provides instruction in history and approaches. 2SC2The course provides instruction in research methods used in psychological science, practice and ethics. 2SC3The course provides instruction in biological bases of behavior. 3SC4The course provides instruction in sensation. 4SC5The course provides instruction in perception. 4SC6The course provides instruction in states of consciousness. 3SC7The course provides instruction in learning. 4SC8The course provides instruction in cognition. 5SC9The course provides instruction in motivation. 6SC10The course provides instruction in emotion. 6SC11The course provides instruction in developmental psychology. 3SC12The course provides instruction in personality. 7SC13The course provides instruction in testing and individual differences. 6SC14The course provides instruction in abnormal psychology. 8SC15The course provides instruction in treatment of psychological disorders and ethics used in psychological practice. 8SC16The course provides instruction in social psychology. 9SC17As relevant to each content area, the course provides instructionin empirically supported psychological facts, research findings, terminology, and associated phenomena, perspectives, and major figures.1
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The purpose of AP® Psychology is to introduce students to the systematic andscientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings andother animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, andphenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Avariety of activities, demonstrations, and projects will be provided to meet thisgoal of instructing scientific and empirical approaches.[SC17]SC17As relevant to each content area, the course provides instruction in empirically supported psychological facts, research findings, terminology, and associated phenomena, perspectives, and major figures.Course Objectives1. Students will prepare to do acceptable work on the AP Psychology Exam.2. Students will study the major core concepts and theories of psychology. They willbe able to define key terms and use them in their everyday vocabulary.3. Students will learn the basic skills of psychological research and be able toapplypsychological concepts to their own lives.4. Students will develop critical thinking skills.TextbookMyers, David G. Psychology, 10th ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2011. Teacher ResourcesMyers, David G., and Martin Bolt. Instructor’s Resource Manual with Binder forPsychology. New York: Worth Publishers, 2013.Homework ExpectationsThe amount of work depends on the unit being covered in class. There are assigned pages to read in the textbook every night. Quizzes are administered frequently, at least once a unit. The quizzes use fill-in-the-blank, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions. Exams will be given at the end of each unit and will consist of multiple-choice questions and free-response questions (simulating the AP Exam). Other assignments given to students are class presentations, group projects, primary source documents, article reviews, and papers. These assignments vary with the unit being covered.
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