Scholars – The assignment this week is to help prepare you for the AP Psychology Exam at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, 5/19.
Attendance - Please click on button at top of the page and enter your name by 2:00 pm on Tuesday 4/7 to be counted present. Make sure that you click on the button for your class period. You only need to click on attendance once per week.
Please send all assignment and email correspondence to me to my email - Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Board has released another update. Please read the post at www.psychgroove.com dated 4/5/20 for basics. Refer to www.collegeboard.org for more information.
Last week we started on Unit 8, Clinical Psychology. This material will not be covered on the AP Psychology exam on May 19th, but it is material that is part of our required course content.
Assignment – Due Thursday, 4/9/20 by 2:00 pm. Friday is a school holiday so enjoy the long weekend.
#30 – Depressive & Bipolar Disorders
#31 – Trauma & Addiction
#32 – Schizophrenia & Dissociative Disorders
#33 – Eating & Dysmorphic Disorders
#34 – Personality Disorders
3. Spend 20-25 minutes reviewing Confusing Pairs and 425 Key Terms (found at end of post dated 3/16/20). If you want to call a peer and review (or ask a family member) you could use like flashcards in class.
AP Psychology Exam Information provided by College Board can be found at www.collegeboard.org/.
Test date and time
Exam Date: May 19 (Tuesday)
Students will have 25 minutes to read and respond to Question 1, and then 5 minutes to upload their response. After uploading the response to Question 1, students will have 15 minutes to respond to Question 2, with 5 additional minutes to upload their response to Question 2. Once their response to Question 1 has been submitted, they cannot go back to it.
Question 1 (25 mins.)
Question 2 (15 mins.)
% of exam weight (rounded)
Question 1 - 55%
Question 2 - 45%
Question 1 - Concept Application
Question 2- Research Methods
Question 1 - assesses students’ ability to explain behavior and apply theories and perspectives in authentic contexts.
Question 2 - assesses students’ ability to analyze psychological research studies, including analyzing and interpreting quantitative data.
Corresponding free-response question (FRQ) type in the course and exam description binder
Question 1 - Similar in structure to traditional Concept Application questions
Question 2 - Similar in structure to traditional Research Methods questions
Units eligible for 2020 exam
Units not included in 2020 exam
Make-up test date and time
Date: June 4
AP Psychology lesson and assignment for Thursday, 4/2 and Friday, 4/3.
Attendance Period 5 – Please click link for your class period above to sign in / be counted present by 2:00 pm on Thursday, 4/2.
Attendance Periods 4 and 6 – Please click link above for your class period to sign in / be counted present by 2:00 pm on Friday, 4/3.
AP exams in 2020 will be at-home, online tests. Check http://apstudents.org/exams2020 for more information. Exam will be free response and only cover material from Units 1-7.
Exam will not cover Unit 8 or Unit 9. Information below is taken from our Course Outline found on class website AP Psychology page.
Unit 8 - Clinical Psychology
Psychological perspectives and etiology of disorders, disorders to include: neurodevelopmental, schizophrenic spectrum, bipolar, depressive, anxiety, obsessive compulsive, trauma, stressor related, dissociative, somatic symptom, eating, substance, addictive, and personality, and treatment of psychological disorders
Unit 9 - Social Psychology
Attribution theory, person perception, attitude formation, attitude change, conformity, compliance, obedience, group influences on behavior and mental processes, bias, prejudice, discrimination, altruism, aggression, and interpersonal attraction
Assignment due by Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 pm:
Submit assignments to me through email – Marianne.email@example.com. You may type assignment and include in body of email or as an attachment. You may also submit a picture of handwritten assignment (please make sure it is clear enough to read).
1. Watch the Intro Video by Romaine - click on box at top center of this post.
Watch the following two videos developed as resources by AP CollegeBoard - click on the box at top center of this post. Use each video to review and practice. When instructor, Ms. Fenton, presents a question / scenario to review or try - stop the video and actually write down the question / scenario and answer to your best ability. Then restart the video and listen to the response. Check if your response was correct and as needed take notes to revise your response (in a different color of pen or font if typing).
2. AP Psychology: 8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders (length 33:52)
3. AP Psychology: 8.2 Psychological Perspectives and Etiology of Disorders (length 47:16)
Scholars – This was an unexpected week out of school and the situation is fluid as to our return. Below are assignments for this week to keep you on track in your studies of AP Psychology. Please contact members of your group / classmates to share that assignments have been posted. Submit assignments electronically to my email (Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org). Assignments may be typed or handwritten. If assignment is handwritten, you may send a picture as an attachment (make sure it is readable) through email. Contact me with any questions or concerns. Take a deep breath and follow the recommendations of the CDC.
Assignment due Friday 3/20/20 by 8:00 pm (flexible):
Review your notes and text / study guide on Personality
A. Take Personality Review (44 multiple choice questions) on AP Classroom website. Set aside 44 minutes when you will not be interrupted and try to stick to the time to answer questions.
Read Weiten text pages 419-426
Read Fast Track To A 5 study guide pages 320-323
B. Watch and take notes on Crash Course Psychology #37, Social Thinking.
Learning Target: Apply attribution theory to explain motives.
C. Describe and provide an example for each of the following key terms:
D. Discuss the self-fulfilling prophecy and its impact on behavior.
Refer to the previous post on 3/16/20 for suggestions and materials to review for the AP Psychology Exam.
In class we have discussed strategies and techniques to assist as you "strive for a 5" on the AP Psychology Exam.
AP Psychology Ms. Romaine