AP Psychology

Course Overview

The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatments of psychological disorders, and social psychology.
Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical
considerations, as they use the scientific method, evaluate claims and evidence, and
effectively communicate ideas.

Address: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 7; Cupertino, CA 95014
Contact: spring.light.edu@gmail.com or 408-480-2505, 408-982-5959
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm; Saturdays; 1/25-5/9, 2020
Tuition: $800/16 sessions or $55/lesson
Registration: http://tiny.cc/APPsychology
For 8th to 12th graders.

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Class material: Myers’ Psychology For AP and Barron’s AP Psychology test prep book

Instructor: Bahar A, Harvard graduate school of education, ED.M.

AP Psychology Exam

The AP Psychology exam has two parts: a multiple-choice section and a free-response
section. You will have two hours to complete the exam. The multiple-choice portion of the
exam contains 100 five-choice question and you will have seventy minutes to complete this
section. The score for the multiple-choice section is based on the number of questions
answered correctly. No points are deducted for questions answered incorrectly or left blank.
The free-response section of the test consists of two questions and you have to answer them
both in fifty minutes. Your score (ranging from 1-5) on the exam will take into account your
performance on both the multiple-choice and free-response sections, with the multiple-choice
section counting for twice as much.

 

Week Subject Homework 
Week 1 Scientific Foundations of Psychology (10-14%)
1. Psychology’s History & Approaches
-Read P1-14 & p16 Unit Review in Myers 
-Master terms on concept list on p 16 in Myers
-Answer P17 AP Practice Questions in Myers
-Read Unit 1 in Barron’s P41-46 & complete practice questions
2. Research Methods
-Read P19-46 in Myers & P47-48 Unit Review
-Master terms on concept list on P48 in Myers
-Answer P48-49 AP practice questions in Myers
-Read Unit 2 P51-63 in Barron’s & complete practice questions in Myers
Week 2 Biological Bases of Behavior (8-10%)
-Read P50-63 in Myers & P64 unit review
-Master terms on concept list on P64
-Answer P65 AP Practice questions in Myers
-Read Unit 3 P69-82 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
-Read P176-P210 in Myers & P211-212 Unit Review
-Master terms on concept list on P212 in Myers
-Answer P213 AP practice questions in Myers
-Read Unit 5 P109-114 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 3 Biological Bases of Behavior cont’d (8-10%)
-Read P66-92 in Meyers & P92 Unit Review
-Master terms on Concept list P92 in Myers
-Answer AP practice questions on P93 in Myers
-Read P94-110 & P111 Unit Review in Myers
-Master terms on concept list P111 in Myers
-Answer AP practice questions on P112-113 in Myers
Week 4 Sensation and Perception (6-8%)
-Read P116-169 in Myers
-Master terms on concept list P172 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P172-173 in Myers
-Read Unit 4 in Barron’s P89-103 and answer practice questions in Myers
Week 5 Learning (7-9%)
-Read P215-248 in Myers
-Read P250 unit review in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P252 in Myers
-Master terms on concept list p251 in Myers
-Read Unit 6 P121-129 in Barron’s and answer practice questions 
Week 6 Cognitive Psychology (13-17%)
-Read P255-294 in Myers
-Read Unit Review on P295
-Master terms on concept list P296 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P296-297 in Myers
-Read Unit 7 P137-144 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 7 Cognitive Psychology continued
-Read P298-322 in Myers
-Read Unit Review on P323 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P324-325 in Myers
Week 8 Cognitive Psychology continued
-Read P523-556 in Myers
-Read Unit Review on P557-558 in Myers
-Memorize concepts on P558 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P558-559 in Myers
-Read Unit 11 P205-213 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 9 Developmental Psychology (7-9%)
-Read P411-471 in Myers
-Read Unit Review P474-475 in Myers
-Master terms on concept list P476 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P476 in Myers
-Unit 9 p169-180 in Barron’s and practice questions
Week 10 Motivation, Emotion, and Personality (11-15%)
-Read P328-362 in Myers
-Read Unit Review on P363 in Myers-Master terms on concept list P364 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P364 in Myers
Week 11 Motivation, Emotion, and Personality (11-15%)
-Read P366-P406 in Myers
-Read Unit Review on P407 in Myers
-Master terms on concept list P408 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P408 in Myers
-Read Unit 8 P153-161 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 12 Motivation, Emotion, and Personality (11-15%)
-P480-520 in Myers
-Read Unit Review on P520 In Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P521 in Myers
-Read Unit 10 & P189-197 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 13 Clinical Psychology (12-16%)
-Read P562-599 in Myers
-Read Unit Review P601 in Myers
-Master concept list on P602 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P603 in Myers
-Read Unit 12 p219-230 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 14 Clinical Psychology continued
-Read P605-639 in Myers
-Read Unit Review P639-640 in Myers
-Master concept list on P640 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P641 in Myers
-Read Unit 13 p235-244 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 15 Social Psychology (8-10%)
-Read P643-694 in Myers
-Read Unit Review P693-694 in Myers
-Master terms on concept list on P694 in Myers
-Answer multiple-choice questions on P695 in Myers
-Read Unit 14-P249-258 in Barron’s and answer practice questions
Week 16 Exam tips and review concepts-Bring Barron’s book
Diagnostic test, Barron’s practice test 1, Barron’s practice test 2