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Course curriculum and topic overview

The AP Psychology curriculum provides students with an overview of 9 separate topics that will review various units to help explain human behavior.  The course will cover the following topics:
 
  1. Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  2. Biological Bases of Behavior
  3. Sensation & Perception
  4. Learning
  5. Cognitive Psychology
  6. Developmental Psychology
  7. Motivation, Emotion & Personality
  8. Clinical Psychology
  9. Social Psychology
For a more detailed explanation of each of the units, please see the topic syllabus found at the top of the page.  
 
In addition to numerous supplemental materials, we utilize three texts for the course, shown in the images below.  
 
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