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AP Psychology (45.0160)


Course Description
"...the field of my labors is my own self.  I have become a problem to myself...I am investigating myself, my memory, my mind.  There is nothing strange in the fact that whatever is not myself is far from me.  But what could be nearer to me than myself?"  - Augustine of Hippo, 400 AD
Man's desire to understand the inner-workings of his own mind is not a modern invention, nor is it merely a preoccupation of the overly-scientific or self-absorbed.  As Augustine discovered for himself more that 1,600 years ago, our desire to know God inevitably takes us on a journey to know ourselves.  It is with this truth in view that we approach the field of psychology. 
In AP Psychology, students will be introduced to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings.  We will consider the history of the field as well as psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within pyschology.  Throughout the course, students will employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.  Throughout our study, we will seek to understand how the field of psychology interacts and integrates with the fact that we are made - mind, body, and spirit - in the image of God. 
Psychology, 11th edition, David G. Myers, ISBN-13: 978-1464170447
Students are required to purchase their own textbook.
Additional Information 
  • AP Psychology is equivalent to an introductory college survey course. 
  • Students will have the option of taking the National AP Exam in May in order to earn collee credit for the class. 
  • Classes will consist of discussion and activities that reinforce the concepts in the textbook. 
  • Tests, quizzes and projects will be done at home. 
  • The class will meet once a week for 1 1/2 hours.
  • This course can count as a social studies elective or as a general elective and is appropriate for students in grades 10 – 12.


$75/month (9 payments)
Tuition is due at the beginning of the first class of the month.  Tuition may be paid month-to-month or multiple months up-front.  Checks should be made out to Jason David. 

Materials Fee*
$50 (non-refundable) for the school year required at registration

* In addition to course costs, AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE is due FOR EACH STUDENT on the first day of EACH SEMESTER.  See COSTS PAGE for further information.


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