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Explore topics like the five senses and their relationship to psychology through this online course designed to assist you in studying for the AP Psychology exam. Developed by our team of professional educators, these brief video lessons can serve as a basis for your psychology education or a refresher on topics you've already studied. Either way, you'll be prepared for the AP Psychology Exam, which a passing score on can earn you college credit. Topics covered in this set of lessons include the history of psychological theory, personality development, and biological functions of the brain and nervous system. You can test your knowledge of psychology through the short multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each lesson.
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AP Psychology Course Information
This course is designed to prepare you for the AP Psychology Exam, covering all of the topics outlined in the official test materials provided by the College Board. Our professional instructors created this comprehensive course to help you master these objectives. Some of the topics covered in this course are listed below:
History and Research Methods in Psychology
- Describing the development of the theories of psychology
- Understanding psychological experiments and the scientific method
- Exploring research design and and statistical analysis
Biological Systems and Psychology
- Outlining biological systems as they relate to psychology
- Understanding sleep and other states of consciousness
Learning, Cognition and Emotion
- Discussing various forms of conditioning
- Explaining facets of memory and cognition
- Detailing theories of emotion
- Defining child development from a psychological standpoint
- Identifying theories of personality development
- Relating the applications of social psychology
- Describing concepts related to abnormal psychology
- Understanding physiological causes and explanations for mental illness
- Detailing the treatment methods used for psychological disorders
This course is made up of 167 concise lessons grouped by subject into 15 chapters. These study resources can be reviewed on any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day. To make sure you're ready for the test, answer the multiple-choice questions we've included on the lesson quizzes and chapter tests.
AP Psychology Exam Information
- Number of Questions: 102
- Question Type: 100 multiple-choice questions and two free-response questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $94
AP Psychology Exam Preparation & Registration
Your school will arrange registration for the exam, collect any fees and set the testing location and time. If you are homeschooled or attend a school where AP tests are not offered, you may contact College Board to arrange a test at a participating school.
We've created this course to assist you in your test preparations as you get ready to take the AP Psychology exam. By reviewing our lessons on social psychology, research methods used in the study of psychology and learning and conditioning, you should feel prepared to take the exam and earn a great score. Although taking the AP Psychology class is not required in order to take the exam, it may help you to prepare to score well on the test.
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