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This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The following subfields of psychology are covered in this year long course

  • History and Approaches
  • Research Methods
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Sensation and Perception
  • States of Consciousness
  • Learning
  • Cognition
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality
  • Testing and Individual Differences
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
  • Social Psychology​

In May, students take College Board's National Exam consisting of a 70-minute multiple-choice section (100 questions) that accounts for two-thirds of the exam grade and the other one-third of the exam is a 50-minute free-response section made up of two questions.

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