Psychology is a one-semester course designed to utilize student’s abstract thinking and reasoning skills in grades 11 and 12. The course emphasizes the basic principles of psychology, its history and its founders. The course is designed to present basic psychology as a social science and to present students with the basic skills and information necessary to acquire an understanding of human behavior.
Advanced Psychology is a one-semester course designed for high ability students who have demonstrated above average performance in Psychology. The class deals with intelligence, senses, mental illness, and psychological research. This course is designed to introduce students to more difficult aspects of behavior such as thinking, reasoning, sensory functions, and abnormal behavior. A research project is included in the course.
Advanced Placement Psychology is an accelerated and rigorous academic course that is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.