• Welcome to IB/AP Psychology! 

    Welcome to IB/AP Psychology.  Please see the pacing calendar witch includes our national standards for each unit.  Teacher will have the option to change the pace if needed. 
                                                    Pacing Calendar

    IB/AP Psychology

    Chandler High School

    Darla Tate

    1 year course

    (National Standards Posted)


    Course Schedule:
    Social Psychology (3 weeks) (VC)
    Social Influence (VC-1/2/3)
    Cooperation vs. Competition (VC-2.2)
    Obedience (VC-3.4)
    Conformity (VC-3.4)
    Group processes (VC-2)
    Social Cognition  (VC-3)
    Attitudes (VC-3)
    Social Perception (VC-1.3)
    Interpersonal Attraction (VC-3.7)
    History/Careers/Theories (2 weeks) (1A)
                Relation to other Social Sciences (1A-6.1)
                Foundations of Psychology (1A-6.3)
                Historical Theories of Psychology (1A-1.1)
                Evolution of Psychology (1A-6.4)
                Fields within Psychology (1A-2)
    Research and Statistics (2 weeks) (1A)
                Methods of research (Application/Advantages/Disadvantages) (1A-3)
                Conducting Experiments (1A)
                Descriptive and Inferential Statistics (1A-4.1/4.4)
                Reliability and Validity (1A-4.1)
                Ethical guidelines to conducting good research (1A-5)
    Biological Bases of Behavior (3 weeks) (IIA)
                Division of the nervous system (IIA-2)
                Structure and communication of neurons (IIA-1)
                Endocrine system (IIA-5.1)
                Midbrain/Hindbrain/Forebrain (IIA-3.1)
                Plasticity (IIA-3.3)
                Functions of the brain (IIA-3.1)
    Sensation/Perception (3 weeks) (IIB)
                Structure of the eye (IIB-1.2)
                Theories of color vision (IIB-1.3)
                Structure of the ear (IIB-1.2)
                Olfaction and Gustation (IIB-1.2)
                Absolute and Difference thresholds (IIB-1.1)
                Gestalt Principles (IIB-2.1)
                Depth Perception (IIB-2.2)
                Visual Illusions (IIB-2.1)
                Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down processing (IIB-2.3)
                Attention (IIB-3)
    Consciousness (1 week) (IVD)
                Stages of Sleep (IVA-2)
                Sleep disorders (IVA-3)
                Classification of drugs (IVA-4.2)
                Long and short-term effects of drugs (IVA-4.1)
    Learning (1.5 weeks) (IVB)
                Classical Conditioning (IVB-1)
                Operant Conditioning (IVB-3)
                Cognitive learning (IVB-3.1)
                Observational Learning (IVA-4.1)
    Memory (1.5 weeks) (IVB)
                Encoding/Storage/Retrieval (IVB-1)
                Recall vs. Recognition (IVB-3)
                Forgetting (IVB-3.1)
                Sensory/Short-Term and long-term memory (IVB-2)
                Retrieval cues (IVB-3)
                Interference (IVB-3.3)
    2nd Semester
    Cognition (1.5 weeks) (IVC-2)
                Heuristics vs. Algorithms (IVC-2.1/2.3)
                Schemas (IVC-2.1)
                Problem-Solving (IVC-2.2)
                History of Intelligence testing (IVE-3.2)
                Good test construction (IVE-1.2)
                Theories of Intelligence (IVE-3.2)
                Advantages and disadvantages of I.Q. testing (IVE-4.2)
                Multiple Intelligences (IVE-3.2)
    Development and Language (4 weeks) IIIA/IVC-3)
                Components of Language (IVC-3.1)
                Grammar and Syntax (IVC-3.2)
                Acquisition of Language (IVC-4.1)
                Prenatal development (IIIA-1.1)
                Piaget (IIIA-3.1)
                Kohlberg (IIIA-3.1)
                Erikson (IIIA-3.1)
                Gender Roles (IIIA-3.2)
                Attachment (IIIA-3.1)
                Adulthood and Aging (IIIA-2.1)
    Motivation/Emotion (2.5 weeks) (IIC-1/IIC-6)
                Theories of Emotion (IIC-6.1)
                Hunger motivation (IIC-2)
                Maslow’s hierarchy (IIC-3)
                Achievement motivation (IIC-4.1)
                Cultural standards of emotion (IIC-4.1)
                Physical attributes of emotion (IIC-4.1)
    Personality and Stress (3 weeks) (IIIB)
                Psychodynamic Theory (IIIB-2.2)
                Trait Theory (IIIB-3.2)
                Social-Cognitive Theory (IIIB-2.1)
                Humanistic theory (IIIB-2.1)
                Projective tests (IIIB-3.1)
                Physiological stressors (IID-2.1)
                Personality types (IID-1.1)
                Measuring stress (IID-1.1)
                Coping with stress (IID-4.1)
    Disorders and Treatment (3 weeks) (VA)
                Identifying illness (VA-1.1/1.4)
                Anxiety Disorders (VA-3.1)
                Somatoform Disorders (VA-3.1)
                Mood Disorders (VA-3.1)
                Personality Disorders (VA-3.1)
                Dissociative Disorders (VA-3.1)
                Psychotic Disorders (VA-3.1)
                DSM-IV (VA1)
                Psychodynamic Therapy (VB-1)
                Behavioral Therapy (VB-1)
                Humanistic Theory (VB-1)
                Group Therapy (VB-1)
                Cognitive Therapy (VB-1)