AP Psychology
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Documents and files you will need in AP Psych this year:

Link to AP Psych Documents such as the Syllabus and Summer Assignment

How to read and take notes in AP Psych 

Table of Contents for your notes

Shoe Size Statistics Project sheet


 Reading assignments - Each assignment sheet is a word doc with instructions for Cornell notes, flash cards and written assignments from the Study Guide.

Reading assignment sheets:

Chapter 1- Introducing Psychology

Chapter 2 - Research Methods

Chapter 3 - Biological Aspects

Chapter 4 - Sensation

 Chapter 5 - Perception

 Chapter 6 - Learning & Conditioning

 Chapter 7 - Memory

 Chapter 8 - Cognition and Language

Chapter 9 - Consciousness

Chapter 10 - Cognitive Abilities

Chapter 11 - Motivation & Emotion

Chapter 12 Human Development

Chapter 14 Personality

Chapter 15 Psych Disorders

Chapter 16 Treatment of Psych Disorders

Chapters 17 & 18 Social Psychology



Here are my handwritten notes from my reading of Bernstein, Chapter 1. You don't have to take notes like I do (in fact I hope your handwriting is neater than mine) but you do need to take Cornell Notes in AP Psych. More importantly, you need to review and summarize those notes and study them several times between now and the AP exam. (the file is a PDF so you need the free version of Adobe Reader or a similar program to read it.)

The Powerpoint presentation I used during my introduction to psychology lecture can be found here.

If you need the notes about Bernstein, Chapter 2, Research Methods, or the Caffeine Experiment Design assignment click here to access the PowerPoint  presentation. 

A bit more information about caffeine can be found in this presentation.  

About 10% of the AP Psychology exam is about The Biological Aspects of Psychology so reviewing the presentation found at the preceding link should be helpful. See it as a GoogleDoc if you don't have PowerPoint.

Additional practice with basic neuroanatomy and the lobes of the brain can be found in the basic neuroanatomy notes here. The St. Jude's hospital also has a nice interactive presentation about neuroanatomy (requires Shockwave.)

Sensation involves getting information from the outside world into a neural code our brain can understand. Bernstein Chapter 4 covers sensation. I've broken it down into two different presentations the first is about sensation in general and hearing and the second is about vision, taste, smell and touch. Download the PowerPoint if you have that program. If you don't you can view it online as a GoogleDoc presentation. GoogleDocs  take a while to load and some formatting may be off. - Some students have been having trouble with the google documents so I've stopped using them until I can work that out.

Sensation presentation 1     PowerPoint  - Ch4  GoogleDoc

Sensation presentation 2     PowerPoint  - Ch4   GoogleDoc

Perception Presentaion       PowerPoint - Ch 5

Learning Presentation     Bernstein_06_Learning.ppt- Ch 6 

Memory Presentation          PowerPoint - Ch. 7

Cognition Presentation        PowerPoint - Ch. 8

Consciousness Presentation PowerPoint - Ch. 9

Cognitive Abilities Present   PowerPoint - Ch. 10

Motivation Emotion Present   PowerPoint - Ch. 11

Human Development Present   PowerPoint - Ch. 12

Personality Present                      PowerPoint - Ch. 14

Psych Disorders Present           PowerPoint - ch.15   

Treatment Psych Disorders      PowerPoint - Ch. 16

Social Cognition   See the new Presentation Folder

Social Influence    See the new Presentation Folder

AP Exam Review Documents are located in the Review Folder

Review the Study Guides created by class of 2009
Review "Exam Tips" to help you score your best.


 he Brain Structure and Function Children's Book assignment with grading guidelines can be found here.