AP Psychology


Welcome to Mrs. Walker's Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology Course at Newbury Park High School. 

AP Psychology is a course equivalent to an introductory college course. Students prepare for the Advanced Placement exam in May.

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 major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.  Goals of this course include:

  • Students learn about some of the explorations and discoveries made by psychologists over the past century.
  • Students assess some of the differing approaches adopted by psychologists, including the biological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural perspectives.
  • Most important, students come to an appreciation of how psychologists think (or at least an appreciation of the kind of critical analysis that psychologists espouse and hope to model in their words and actions).
  • Students learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.
An overview of the schedule and learning outcomes are available on the A.P. Psychology course syllabus.  Specific dates for activities can be viewed by clicking the subterm tabs at the top of this page.

Click here for complete A.P. Psychology syllabus.

Teacher created documents will be available on the course agenda.  Some documents will be posted through Google Classroom within the CVUSD Google Domain.  Students will need to log in to their CVUSD Google accounts to access these documents.