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!
Tuesday September 8th 2020- School Starts
Teachers will be in the building and students will return to school under Covid-19 safety guidelines on Thursday, September 10th. More information is on the school's website.
September 14th-18th Week
This week we are working on Unit 1 (History & Approaches) and introducing Unit 2 (Research Methods).
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
September 21st-25th Week
Wrapping up Unit 1 & 2 (Test review) and starting Unit 3- Biological Bases of Behaviour (The Brain).
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
AP Year End Exam Review
Unit 12 - Abnormal Psychology
Intro Assignment on Psychological Disorders
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 8- Motivation, Emotion, and Stress
Unit 9- Developmental Psychology
Unit 11- Intelligence
HOWARD GARDNER'S 8 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
** A possible 9th -existentialism is in the works...
Unit 7- Cognition (Thinking & Language)
Unit 7 - Cognition (Memory)
Memory, Thinking & Language, and Intelligence
Unit 14- Social Psychology