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.
Chandler High School
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)