AP Psychology – Course 4: How Behavior Works

Learn about the theories of motivation and emotions and obtain an in-depth look at intelligence testing and personality development.

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  • Course Type AP
  • Subject History and Social Sciences
  • Level Introductory
  • Length 6 Weeks
  • Effort 8-12 Hours/Week
  • Institution UBCX

About This Course

This psychology course is all about how behavior works. You will learn the theories of motivation, hunger, eating, the obesity epidemic, and sexual behavior. We will also examine theories of emotion and observe how developmental psychologists study phenomena across a lifespan.

We will explore cognitive development, the history of intelligence and testing, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness. The course concludes with in-depth coverage of the fields of personality psychology and social 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 that AP® Psychology exam.

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

Instructors

  • Steven J. Barnes

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