- Search on a variety of scientific/psychological topics and hear from experts in that field as they discuss their fascinating research.
Objectives: 1 define memory. 2) explain how psychologists describe the human memory system. 3) destinguish between explicit and implicit memories. 4) identify the information we process automatically. 5) explain how sensory memory works. 6) describe the capacity of our short-term and working memory. 7) describe the effortful processing strategies that help us remember new information. 8) describe the levels of processing adn their effect on encoding.
Objecitves: 1) Define mood disorders, and contrast major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. 2) Describe how the biological and social-cognitive perspectives explain mood disorders. 3) Discuss the factors that affect suicide adn self-injury, and identify important warning signs to watch for in suicide-prevention efforts.
Objectives: 1) Discuss how we draw the line between normality and disorder. 2) Discuss the controversy over the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. 3) Contrast the medical model with the biopsychosocial approach to psychological disorders. 4) Describe how and why clinicians classify psychological disorders. 5) Explain why some psychologists criticize the use of diagnostic labels. 6) Discuss teh prevalence of psychological disorders, and summarize the findings on the link betweeen poverty and serious psychological disorders.
Objectives: 1) Explain how psychologists use traits to descrie personality. 2) Describe personality inventories, and discuss their strengths and weaknesses as train-assessment tools. 3) Identify the traits that seem to provide the most useful information about personality variation. 4) Discuss whether research supports the consistency of personality traits over time and across situations.
- 50-60 question practice tests by chapter in Word that are very similar to the actual MC tests we use in class. Answers provided to check yourself.
- Practice Quizzes available by clicking on the Chapter/Topic you are interested in. Then click on the link that says study guides and choose from three different kinds of review. An answer key can be found at the end of each quiz.
- Practice Tests that you can score and get “coaching” comments on. These are from a different textbook but they are over the same information. Click on the topic/chapter and then choose Practice Test 1 or 2. Practice Essays can also be found under the Psychological Detective link.
- A quick and easy way to review the key people in psychology that has been limited to the just the people that the AP College Board states you should know for the exam.
– Michael Britt’s psychology podcasts explain a variety of psychology concepts in a fun and easy to understand manner. Now available as an application for your iPhone or iPad.
- AP Exam-like questions for all AP subjects categorized by subject matter. Practice taking MC questions in the topic areas you need extra work on.