AP Psychology – Course 1: What is Psychology?

Learn about the history and research methods of psychology.

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  • Course Type AP
  • Subject History and Social Sciences
  • Level Introductory
  • Length 3 Weeks
  • Effort 8-12 Hours/Week
  • Institution UBCX

About This Course

This psychology course is an introduction to the field of psychology. It begins by asking “What is Psychology?” and provides some concrete answers to that question. Next, it covers the history of psychology and provides a look at the state of psychology today.

This course will provide you with research-based study tips — to help you in this course and in the future. You will learn the methods a psychologist uses in their research. From experimental design to coverage of some basic statistics — by the end of this course you will have a comprehensive appreciation for the methods of psychology.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

This is the first in our six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Instructors

  • Steven J. Barnes

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