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!
Please check here for your class and the test/quiz dates for Quarter 1. Also key dates will be posted here:
AP COLLEGE BOARD STUDENT SIGN IN:
- Please make sure you have logged in to the AP College Board Student page and created an account/used our class code no later than FRIDAY OCTOBER 2nd 2020.
QUARTER 1- AP EXAM PAYMENTS
Due by Friday October 30th 2020. Pay online through our Burnaby North website Cash online. After October 30th, no Quarter 1 students will be allowed to register. Cost is $135 for the AP Psych exam.
Period 1- Unit 1 & 2 Test: Tuesday, September 22nd
Period 2A- Unit 1 & 2 Test: Thursday, September 24th
Period 2B- Unit 1 & 2 Test: Tuesday, September 29th
Unit 3- Biological Bases of Behaviour QUIZ (no FRQ)
Period 1- Unit 3 Quiz: Friday, October 2nd
Period 2A- Unit 3 Quiz: Thursday, October 8th
Period 2B- Unit 3 Quiz: Friday, October 9th
Unit 4- Sensation & Perception (no assessment)
There will be no test or quiz for Unit 4. You were given Unit 4 Summary notes but no assessment for this Unit. Learn on your own...
Unit 5- States of Consciousness Test -TBA
Period 1- Tuesday, October 13th
Period 2A- TBA
Period 2B- TBA
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
Unit 13- Therapies
Unit 14- Social Psychology
AP Year End Exam Review