(College Board Approved)

    Grades: 11 - 12

    Duration: 2 semesters

    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 0.5 per Semester

    The course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study  of  the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

    Coursework is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement examination, and it is expected that all students who take the course will take the test in the spring.
    There is a summer reading assignment/book: Slater, Lauren. Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century. New York: W. W. Norton 2004. 

    The assignment: Read the book. You  will  be asked to lead a discussion on one of the chapters/topics and complete an assessment covering the key studies and findings.

    Text: Meyers’ Psychology for AP, David G. Meyer