Advanced Placement Psychology

This course is recommended for students who excel in the social sciences, general academics, and are motivated to academic rigor. The purpose of AP Psychology is 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. Students examine all five domains in psychology: History and Methods of Research; Human Development; Biopsychological; Cognitive; Clinical (Abnormal and Therapies); and Social Domain. Course evaluation is based on class participation, assessments and personal inventories, research, abstracts, and independent work. Additionally, students are expected to read material outside of class, participate in discussions, presentations, and evaluation of experiments. This course prepares students to take the Psychology Advanced Placement Examination. Students may choose to participate in the CU Succeed Gold Program and earn 3 semester hours of university credit.

Course Subject
Course Number
SS525A - SS525B
Grade Level
Course Duration
1 year
Course Credit
1 AP Weighted Credit
Course Fee