Welcome to AP Psychology 12!
This Advanced Placement Psychology 12 course covers 14 major topics in contemporary psychology and uses the Myers for AP Textbook 3rd Edition. AP Psych 12 is an intense, fast paced course that requires a lot of reading and staying up to date in your study guide. It is an exciting course with amazing topics but does require a dedicated commitment to the material. This page will have up to date information from each class, will have all downloads available to print off, will have the May 2021 AP Exam Info, and will also have test dates posted well in advance so you can study. Time to get Psyched!
Quarter 3 & 4 AP Psychology classes will have to pay for their AP Exams before February 2021. Your class codes to join the AP College Board Student site are on our Office 365 Teams Page.
LAST DAY TO PAY FOR AP EXAMS:
Thursday, February 25th 2021
DOWNLOADS AND HANDOUTS:
Unit 1- History & Approaches
(Modules 1-3 in textbook)
Unit 2- Research Methods
(Modules 4-8 of your Textbook)
THREE MAIN RESEARCH METHODS:
1. Descriptive Studies (Surveys, Case Studies, & Naturalistic Observations)
2. Correlational Studies (examines the relationships between 2 variables)
3. Experiments (using the Scientific Method)
Unit 3- Biological Bases of Behaviour
Unit 4- Sensation & Perception
You will need to know:
- Basic Concepts of Sensation & Perception (terms)
- What influences Perception?
- VISION- how the eye works and how the brain perceives
- HEARING- how hearing works and how the brain perceives sound
After reading about selective attention, change blindness and the cocktail party effect, watch the two clips below (Selective Attention Test & the Nova Change Blindness clips) and follow the instructions. What do you see?? :)
After reading about Hearing & Sound, take the "How old are your Ears?" hearing test. Volume up!! :)
Unit 5- States of Consciousness
FREE SLEEP DEBT CALCULATOR:
Unit 6- Learning
How do people & animals learn? How much is instinct?
- Classical Conditioning (Ivan Pavlov)
- Operant Conditioning (B.F. Skinner)
- Learning by Observation (Albert Bandura)
Pavlov's Classical Conditioning in Action- The Office: Dwight & Altoids
Skinner's Operant Conditioning in Action: Big Bang Theory: Penny & Chocolate
Unit 7 - Cognition (Memory)
Memory, Thinking & Language
Unit 7- Cognition (Thinking & Language)
Unit 8- Motivation, Emotion, and Stress
Unit 9- Developmental Psychology
Unit 10- Personality
There are FOUR Theories of Personality you need to know:
1) Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory
2) Humanistic Theory (Maslow & Rogers)
3) The Trait Theory (CANOE or OCEAN)
4) Social-Cognitive Theory (Bandura)
Unit 11- Intelligence
HOWARD GARDNER'S 8 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
** A possible 9th -existentialism is in the works...
Unit 12 - Abnormal Psychology
Intro Assignment on Psychological Disorders
Remember... the DSM-IV was recently updated to the DSM-V and there are some big changes when it comes to disordered behaviour. For example, there are no longer 5 types of Schizophrenia, it is now a spectrum. There are no more 'Axis 1-5' either. If you come across any Unit 12 questions in old practice exams, please be aware that the DSM 5 is what you need to know for the exam= NOT the older questions. See me if you have any questions.
Unit 13- Therapies
(Modules 70- 73)
Unit 14- Social Psychology
AP Year End Exam Review