Welcome to Advanced Placement Psychology.


The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce student to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. AP Psychology is a college level course designed to prepare students for their transition from High School to College. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology.


There are five content domains in AP Psychology which include: Methods, Biopsychological, Cognitive, Developmental, and Sociocultural. To accomplish this, the course provides instruction in each of the following 14 content areas: History and Approaches, Research Methods, Biological Bases of Behavior, Sensation and Perception, States of Consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Testing and Individual Differences, Abnormal Psychology, Treatment of Psychological Disorders, and Social Psychology.

Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. Students are expected (although not required) to take the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam.