To master the information in the key areas of introductory college-level Psychology, prepare for the AP Psychology exam and gain college-level reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
Students will investigate and explain course material using psychological approaches (Biological, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Behaviorial, Humanistic, Sociocultural) and essential questions for each Unit.
Myers, David, Psychology, 8th edition (New York: Worth, 2007)
The Website for the book, which will be a required resources is:
5 steps to a 5 AP Psychology, copyright 2008 or more recent
These books can be purchased on Amazon.com or at a book store. This is a necessary supplement to our textbook.
5 . Access to your PGCPS.org email address, out classes’ Google site for regular classroom updates, and other web sites as assigned by Ms. Taylor.
Grading and Workload:
You will have daily quizzes and summative exams at the end of every unit to assess student’s mastery of curriculum material. By the second semester your exams will be AP-exam length, 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 essay questions.
You will be given daily homework assignments that consist mainly of reading and writing essays. Every unit, you will have one major project that will assess your progress toward our objective.
You will read and write every day in class. This class will be structured like a college class for high school students. You must be prepared to work every class!