AP Psychology: Curriculum & Due DatesNOTE: dates shown below are APPROXIMATE! Calendar dates may change due to school closures and/or other unforeseen absences. Check this page, and the deadline updates page, frequently for current information.BINDER SECTIONS (create a labeled tab for each major unit):A. Introduction/FoundationsB. Social PsychologyC. Neuroscience and BehaviorD. Nature/Nurture of BehaviorE. Developmental PsychologyF. Sensation and PerceptionG. States of ConsciousnessH. LearningI. Memory, Cognition and LanguageJ. IntelligenceK. MotivationL. Emotions & StressM. PersonalityN. Psychological DisordersO. TherapiesP. AP Exam PreparationGRADING: AP Psychology50% Tests (chapter exams, mid-term, final) & Quizzes25% Class work (includes homework, participation)25% Projects (includes research papers and summer assignment)SEPTEMBER:TOPICS: Introduction to Psychology (approximate test date, 9/10, Social Psychology (Chapt. 18, test approx. 9/26), Neuroscience and Behavior (Chapt. 2)HIGHLIGHTS: select 1st semester research topic; summer assignment due (submit electronically); Quiz #1 (foundations); 9/24 - Test #1, Critical Reading DueOCTOBER:TOPICS: Neuroscience and Behavior (continued, approximate test date 10/15), Nature/Nurture of Behavior (Chapt. 3)HIGHLIGHTS: Neuron Quiz; Brain Mapping Project Due; Chapter 2 ExamNOVEMBER:TOPICS: Nature/Nurture of Behavior (continued), Developmental Psychology (Chapt. 4, test is combined with Nature/Nuture, to occur approximately 11/3), Sensation and Perception (Chapt.s 5, 6, test date approximately 11/21)HIGHLIGHTS: Chapt. 3 Quiz; Nature/Nurture Project Due; Chapt. 3, 4 Exam; Chapt. 5 Quiz; Chapt. 5, 6 ExamDECEMBER:TOPICS: States of Consciousness (Chapt. 7), Learning (Chapt. 8), chapters 7 and 8 exam combined, approximately 12/15
HIGHLIGHTS: Chapt. 7 Quiz; Chapt. 7 Exam; Chapt. 8 ExamWinter BreakJANUARY:TOPICS: Memory, Cognition and Language (Chapt. 9, approximate test date 1/22), Semester Exam PreparationHIGHLIGHTS: Chapter 9 Quiz; Language Quiz; Research Paper #1 Due end of 1st week in January;Semester ExamFEBRUARY:TOPICS: Intelligence (Chapt. 11), Motivation (Chapt. 12)HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Semester Research Topic Selection; Chapt. 11 Quiz;Chapt. 12 QuizMARCH:TOPICS: Motivation (continued), Theories of Emotion (Chapt. 13), Stress and Health (Chapt. 14), Personality (Chapt. 15)HIGHLIGHTS: Chapt. 11, 12 Exam; Chapt. 13 Quiz; Writing Assignment: Personality Perspectives (analysis of fictitious character's personality - submit through turnitin.com)3/29: Spring Break begins - study for Chapt. 14, 15 Exam; work on 2nd semester researchAPRIL:TOPICS: Personality (continued), Psychological Disorders (Chapt. 16), Treating Psychological Disorders (Chapt. 17)HIGHLIGHTS: Chapt. 14, 15 Exam; Chapt. 16 Exam; begin AP Exam preparationMAY:TOPICS: Treating Psychological Disorders (continued), AP Exam Preparation, AP Psychology Binder work, POST-EXAM TOPICS: Approaches to Therapy, Careers in Psychology, Abnormal Psychology Topics, Insanity Defense, Mental Health StigmaHIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Research Paper Due; Binder also due - immediately following AP Exam daysJUNE:TOPICS: Post-Exam Topics (continued) - see above; exam preparationDUE DATES: 2nd semester Individual Research Paper due early June through turnitin.com.
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