Course description: The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes. Students will explore psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students will also examine methods used by psychologists in their science and practice. AP Psychology is a course that covers material similar to what is taught in Introductory Psychology in college. This course is very similar in pace to a college course, covering approximately 85% of the material that a standard university course covers in the same time frame. Download a copy of the College Board’s course description of AP Psychology (PDF).
Teacher: Roger Smith, Lake Region HS. Roger has been teaching Psychology and AP Psychology at Lake Region High School for the past ten years, and this will be his fifth year teaching AP Psychology for AP4ALL. Roger has grown the psychology program at Lake Region High School from less than twenty students in 2003 to over 60 students signed up for the 2011-12 school year. AP Psychology at Lake Region High School is one of the most popular AP courses, as is reflected by the consistently high number of students taking the AP exam. Roger has attended and presented at numerous conferences around the country over the past nine years.
Suggested student preparation: No specific preparation.
Start date: September 3, 2013
End date: one week following the AP Exam for this course.
How to enroll: More information on enrolling students in this course.