Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to someone who is interested in learning about the brain and everything that goes on within it. From cognition and learning to dreaming and emotions, AP Psychology covers it all. I typically favor science and math courses over social studies, but this course is the best that I have ever taken. Learning how to explain topics in more detail and giving examples rather than just simple definitions is a skill from this class that I still use today. I highly recommend it to everyone who has the opportunity to take it because it is intriguing, informative, and may even help you to decide what career path you want in life.
My favorite parts of the AP Psychology course were learning about dream patterns and the different psychological disorders. Everyone wonders how and why they remember certain dreams and not others, or why you find it so hard to wake up in the morning at times. Learning about sleeping and dreaming was very interesting and I felt like I knew so much more about how my mind worked after these lessons. The different psychological disorders unit was also extremely interesting, from learning about schizophrenia to sleep apnea. We got the chance to discover ways that people with these disorders think and feel, and even why they act the way they do. I definitely remember most of the topics that I learned in this class and am able to apply it to everyday life.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course, paying attention to the examples given by teachers and the vocabulary is very important. Vocab is the biggest part of AP Psych, and it is imperative that you study and attempt to understand all of the concepts. All of the topics are very interesting and will not bore you at all, but studying and paying attention in class is important.