AP Psychology

Explore the scientific study of the mind and behavior. You will learn about the biological, cognitive, and social factors that influence human behavior.

Unit 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology

1.1 Introducing Psychology

1.2 Research Methods in Psychology

1.3 Defining Psychological Science: The Experimental Method

1.4 Selecting a Research Method

1.5 Statistical Analysis in Psychology

1.6 Ethical Guidelines in Psychology

Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior

2.1 Interaction of Heredity and Environment

2.2 The Endocrine System

2.3 Overview of teh Nervous System and the Neuron

2.4 Neural Firing

2.5 Influence of Drugs on Neural Firing

2.6 The Brain

2.7 Tools for Exmaining Brain Structure and Function

2.8 The Adaptable Brain

2.9 Sleep and Dreaming

Unit 3: Sensation and Perception

3.1 Principles of Sensation

3.2 Principles of Perception

3.3 Visual Anatomy

3.4 Visual Perception

3.5 Auditory Sensation and Perception

3.6 Chemical Senses

3.7 Body Senses

Unit 4: Learning

4.1 Introduction to Learning

4.2 Classical Conditioning

4.3 Operant Conditioning

4.4 Social and Cognitive Factors in Learning

Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology

5.1 Introduction to Memory

5.2 Encoding

5.3 Storing

5.4 Retrieving

5.5 Forgetting and Memory Distortion

5.6 Biological Bases of Memory

5.7 Introduction to Thinking and Problem Solving

5.8 Biases and Errors in Thinking

5.9 Introduction to Intelligence

5.10 Psychometric Principles and Intelligence Testing

5.11 Components of Language and Language Acquisition

Unit 6: Developmental Psychology

6.1 The Lifespan and Physical Development in Childhood

6.2 Social Development in Childhood

6.3 Cognitive Development in Childhood

6.4 Adolescent Development

6.5 Adulthood and Aging

6.6 Moral Development

6.7 Gender and Sexual Orientation

Unit 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

7.1 Theories of Motivation

7.2 Specific Topics in Motivation

7.3 Theories of Emotion

7.4 Stress and Coping

7.5 Introduction to Personality

7.6 Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality

7.7 Behaviorism and Social Cognitive Theories of Personality

7.8 Humanistic Theories of Personality

7.9 Trait Theories of Personality

7.10 Measuring Personality

Unit 8: Clinical Psychology

8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders

8.2 Psychological Perspectives and Etiology of Disorders

8.3 Neurodevelopmental and Schizophrenic Specturm Disorders

8.4 Bipolar, Depressive, Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

8.5 Trauma- and Stressor-Related, Dissociative, and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

8.6 Feeding and Eating, Substance and Addictive, and Personality Disorders

8.7 Introduction to Treatment of Psychological Disorders

8.8 Psychological Perspectives and Treatment of Disorders

8.9 Treatment of Disorders from the Biological Perspective

8.10 Evaluating Strengths, Weaknesses, and Empirical Support for Treatment of Disorders

Unit 9: Social Psychology

9.1 Attribution Theory and Person Perception

9.2 Attitude Formation and Attitude Change

9.3 Conformity, Compliance, and Obedience

9.4 Group Influences on Behavior and Mental Processes

9.5 Bias, Prejudice, and Discrimination

9.6 Altruism and Aggression

9.7 Interpersonal Attraction