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Course SummaryUse the interactive learning tools in this homeschool curriculum course to prepare your homeschoolers for the AP psychology exam. Parents can use these video lessons and quizzes to ensure their students understand this subject so they get a great score on the AP exam.
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- Quality Content: Engaging animations and real-life examples make psychology topics easy to grasp for students with multiple learning styles.
- Students Learn Efficiently: The self-based course allows students to prepare for the AP psychology exam at their own pace.
- Save Time: Spend less time preparing lessons and more time working with your student.
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- Complete Course Library: In addition to AP psychology, your membership includes access to a full high school homeschool curriculum and hundreds of additional courses.
- Online Dashboard: Parents and students can monitor course progress and subject mastery easily.
- Built-In Assessments: Quizzes and practice exams allow students to test their knowledge and parents to monitor mastery.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our expert psychology instructors any question about emotions, personality development, or other AP psychology topics. They're here to help!
How it works:
- Use the video lessons as your primary AP psychology exam preparation resource in your homeschool curriculum or as supplemental material.
- Complete each unit at your own pace.
- Watch lessons, reviewing or pausing as often as you need.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Check understanding through lesson quizzes and unit exams.
AP Psychology Learning Objectives:
- Get an introduction to psychology as a science and learn about early psychological approaches.
- Explore research designs in psychology and learn how to perform statistical analysis. Differentiate between basic and applied research and discuss types of assessments used in psychological research.
- Learn about the history of intelligence testing and discuss different types of intelligence. Explore genetic and environmental factors that influence intelligence.
- Take a look at the parts of the brain, neurons and neurotransmitters and discuss biological bases of human behavior.
- Explain how sensory information travels from receptors to the brain. Explore the senses of vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell.
- Identify the states of consciousness and describe the sleep cycle. Take a look at how hypnosis, meditation and psychoactive drugs affect consciousness.
- Differentiate between classical and operant conditioning. Discuss the biological limits of conditioning and look at social-cognitive learning theory.
- Take a look at how we acquire language and process information. Learn how to improve long-term and short-term memory.
- Learn theories of emotion and place emotions into categories. Discuss type A and type B personalities.
- Compare intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Explore the various factors that contribute to motivation.
- Discuss the ways data is collected in human growth and development research. Discuss cognitive and moral development.
- Explore Freud's stages of psychosexual development and Carl Jung's theories. Discuss personality traits and define self-esteem, self-concept, and self-understanding.
- Learn about different aspects of social psychology, such as group behavior, attribution, conformity, authority, stereotypes, and organizational behavior.
- Explain physiological and cognitive causes of mental illness. Take a look at various types of disorders, including anxiety, mood, somatoform, dissociative, personality, and eating disorders.
- Explore different treatment methods for psychological disorders, including individual and group therapy, psychiatric drugs, and biological therapy.
- Learn strategies for taking the multiple-choice and free-response sections of the AP psychology exam.
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