Advanced Placement Psychology

Those students who take both Psychology 11 and Psychology 12 have the option of writing the AP Psychology Exam. Taken together, Psychology 11 and Psychology 12 conform to the College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Introductory Psychology Examination. A score of 4 or 5 on the exam awards students with college or university credits at most post- secondary institutions (see BC transfer guide for details). The exam covers the following topics: research methods, approaches to psychology, history of psychology, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition and memory, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, theories of personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal psychology, treatment of psychological disorders, and social psychology. Students must register for the course before January of the examination year. This course requires extra study and preparation outside of the timetable; see a counsellor or your psychology teacher for details.