AP Psychology

SUBJECT

Our one-to-one AP Psychology online course offers a personalized, tailored approach to studying psychology and preparing for the AP psychology exam. This course aligns with the standards set by the College Board and provides an advanced introduction to psychology, from the foundations of the discipline to cognitive and developmental psychology. For students who wish to take the AP exam your teacher will weave exam prep throughout the course and carve out the final weeks for test-taking strategies. For those who want to skip the exam, we’ll fill that time with more advanced work and projects. In both cases the curriculum is customized to cater to your unique interests and learning preferences, ensuring a transformative and intellectually enriching learning experience.

AP Psychology Online Course

Meeting with your teacher twice weekly online, we’ll begin with an in-depth examination of the foundational principles of psychology. From the origins of psychology as a science to the exploration of various theoretical perspectives, we will delve into the evolution of psychological thought. Engaging discussions with your teacher coupled with thought-provoking activities will enable you to comprehend how psychological theories have shaped our understanding of human behavior and mental processes.

Analyzing Human Behavior and Cognition

We will spend significant time on human behavior and cognition, including principles of learning, memory, perception, motivation, and emotion, and examine how these elements intricately influence human actions and decisions. Through real-life case studies and interactive exercises, you will gain profound insights into the complex interplay between nature and nurture in shaping individual and group behavior.

Investigating Psychological Disorders and Therapies

This course also delves into psychological disorders and therapies, offering a thorough examination of mental health. You will analyze the classification and diagnosis of various psychological disorders and explore the efficacy of different therapeutic approaches. Discussions on the impact of cultural, social, and biological factors on mental health will foster empathy and understanding of the human experience.

Exploring Research Methods and Ethics in Psychology

As budding psychologists, you will be introduced to research methodologies employed in the field of psychology. With your teacher you will analyze various research designs, data analysis techniques, and ethical considerations in conducting psychological studies. Engaging in hands-on experiments and simulations, you will comprehend the significance of ethical guidelines and critical thinking in psychological research.

Exam Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies

For students who opt to prepare for the exam, in order to be properly prepared (and confident), we will incorporate exam prep throughout the course, exposing you to the format and expectations of the AP psychology exam, and allowing you to familiarize yourself with the types of questions and the timing of the test. Mock exams, practice questions, and sample responses are provided to enhance exam readiness. In the final 2-4 weeks of the course we’ll switch into 100% exam prep mode, including guidance on effective exam strategies, time management, and prioritizing key concepts. You and your teacher will also engage in targeted review sessions, reinforcing critical knowledge areas and addressing common misconceptions.

Personalized Learning Experience

With our one-on-one format, you will receive personalized attention and guidance tailored to your specific needs. Your teacher will adapt the curriculum and teaching methods to match your learning style and pace, providing additional support and clarification whenever necessary. This personalized approach fosters meaningful connections with psychology and empowers you to develop a deep passion for understanding the complexities of the human mind.

The AP Psychology exam is considered one of the easier AP exams, with mean scores hovering around 3.2. One reason for this may be that psychology is an unusual subject to study in high school, and the novelty and newness of it helps students retain the information.
The key to getting a good score on the AP Psychology exam is to take a structure approach to note taking so that you can easily compartmentalize the material. The College Board’s curriculum is designed to make this straigtforward.

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