Book Title: Psychology: Eighth Edition in Modules

    Thinking about Psychology

Course Goal/Overview:

*AP Psychology -

The Advanced Placement Psychology course is equivalent to an introductory psychology course at the collegiate level. The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major sub fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Students will develop a better understanding of the human mind. They will take the information in class beyond the theories and illustrate how scientific research can be used to make positive changes in our everyday lives. Students will be prepared for and encouraged to take the AP exam in the spring. Admission to the program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who show excellence in their preceding years. All students must be recommended by a social studies teacher.

Psychology -

Psychology is a  semester-long course designed to give the student a basic familiarity with some of the fundamental topics and hypotheses in modern psychology. This is a hands-on course where students learn by doing. Instead of simply listening to a teacher or instructor lecture about a given subject, the student engages with the subject matter to solve a problem or create something. By learning concepts in psychology we can learn more about ourselves, personality, how to handle stress, identify our intellectual strengths and understand emotions, how do we learn, and in what ways are we conditioned to act and think in certain patterns. This course is designed for the student who will most likely never again be exposed to the concepts of psychology, but it can also serve the college bound student in that it will provide a good background for college level introductory psychology course.

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