Psychology/ AP Psych is designed to provide students with tools for understanding human behavior utilizing the perspectives of several social science disciplines.  The focus of the course is a general introduction to theories and practices in the field of Psychology, though aspects of other fields that explore human behavior are integrated throughout the curriculum. The class will provide an introduction to a broad range of topics including contemporary perspectives and research methods in Psychology, issues in human development across the life span, consciousness, learning, psychological disorders, and psychological issues in current events.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore aspects of their own behavior and development as they apply general concepts to their lives through individual and group projects, essays and journal assignments.  Students will be prepared to take the AP psych exam in early May.   

 

Our units

1: History and Approaches

2: Methods

3: Biological Bases of Behavior

4: Sensation and Perception

5: States of Consciousness

6: Learning

7: Cognition

8: Motivation and Emotion

9: Developmental Psychology

10: Personality

11: Testing and Individual Differences

12: Abnormal Psychology

13: Treatment of Psychological Disorders

14: Social Psychology

 

It’s my hope that psychology will provide you with a challenging and supportive learning environment as you’re exposed to new and complex information. As you examine the human behaviors you observe in your own life and in contemporary society, you will learn to apply the knowledge gained in class to better understand the changing world, to respect differences among individuals and cultures, and to grow as an individual.


    



     Human Behavior is designed to provide students with tools for understanding human behavior utilizing the perspectives of several social science disciplines.  The focus of the course is a general introduction to theories and practices in the field of Psychology, though aspects of other fields that explore human behavior are integrated throughout the curriculum. The class will provide an introduction to a broad range of topics including contemporary perspectives and research methods in Psychology, issues in human development across the life span, consciousness, learning, psychological disorders, and psychological issues in current events.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore aspects of their own behavior and development, as they apply general concepts to their lives through individual and group projects, essays and journal assignments.

     It is my hope that Human Behavior will provide you with a challenging and supportive learning environment as you are exposed to new and complex information.  As you examine the human behaviors you observe in your own life and in contemporary society, you will learn to apply the knowledge gained in class to better understand the changing world, to respect differences among individuals and cultures, and to grow as an individual.

     You will be required to master basic information in the field of Psychology and apply it to new situations as you engage in critical thinking and problem solving.  You will be expected to refine your skills in active and critical reading, writing, discussion and working cooperatively with others.

Here are all of the links for each current event.

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it"   ~James Baldwin