Advanced Placement Psychology

East Windsor High School Mission Statement

Approved Nov. 2008

East Windsor High School is a learning community composed of students, parents, faculty, support staff, and administrators who are in a partnership with caregivers and the community at large. This diverse and changing community will provide a safe and secure learning environment that promotes lifelong learning for all studentsEast Windsor High School will facilitate academic achievement and acquisition of knowledge and skills for future endeavors and develop an appreciation of the arts.  Students will respect themselves and others, lead healthy lifestyles, and become responsible citizens, problem solvers, and effective communicators while making positive contributions to society.

We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone.

Gerda Lerner

** AP Summer case study is in "Documents for Download" section. **

 

Course Description

AP Psychology will teach you to explore the scientific and systematic study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and animals.  The course focuses on the development of awareness and understanding of one's own behavior and the behavior of others through the study of psychology.  It is a highly academic and rigorous course that will demand a great degree of self-regulation and discipline.  The course will require extensive reading and the ability to think abstractly.  AP Psychology is designed to challenge students to gain the skills necessary for success at a competitive college.  At the successful completion of the course, student will be able to:

  • Be a more ethical, effective and considerate person because of your scientific understanding of human behavior gained through your study and application of psychology concepts in this course.
  • Successfully demonstrate knowledge and application of psychology principles to pass the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam.
  • Demonstrate enhanced critical thinking skills

Textbooks

Discovering Psychology, Hockenbury & Hockenbury