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AP Psychology Review and Videos

AP Psychology Review and Videos

Video Link for ALL AP Psych Videos.  Please watch at your own pace.  Complete 2 FRQ’s weekly from those videos and use the comment feature in your blogs to tell me how you scored.

Scheduled Meeting for this Class (a different time now_April 15th at 1pm) I will do a check in and review any questions from FRQ or in general.  Thanks!

Feel free to email me anytime and check TEAMS.  When I do post on teams please provide a thumbs up so I know you have read important posts from me.

What’s your Emotion?  I have created a channel for us to use GIFs to show how we are feeling weekly.  We had some good laughs last week with these.  We want to keep positive and still connected as a class during these times!


Exam Review Videos Intro to Psych, Research Methods, Heredity and Genetics

Exam Review Videos Intro to Psych, Research Methods, Heredity and Genetics

Virtual Meeting:  Every Monday @ 11am on teams.  Marked in your calendars.

LAST WEEK FRQ #1 and #2 answers are here Unit01_SampleFRQ Unit02_SampleFRQ

Exam Date   – AP Psychology Exam Information is listed with details.  Have questions? Post on our chat using MS Teams

Note:  I want to make this process of practice and review more organized and consistent. So, this is what our week will look like.  Starting Monday,  I want you to watch the review video and complete the sample FRQ at the end of the video. 

My requirement is that you complete 2 videos (FRQ is at the end of the video) and post it on your blog (25 min write). The nice thing is that when you go to the next video for the following week they review the answer!   If you have more time, keep watching the videos and keep going.  Remembering to post on your blogs so that I can ensure you are completing the FRQ practice.

Link to ALL the videos:

Videos and FRQ for the Week of April 6-10

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS and Practice the FRQ’s on your Blog (do a little every day)


Virtual Meeting and AP Psychology Units Review FRQ Practice Questions

Virtual Meeting and AP Psychology Units Review FRQ Practice Questions

Please check OFFICE 365 email – I have sent you all an email using Office 365 Teams for a virtual meeting on Monday @11am.  Please respond

I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe and healthy.  I will be in contact with all of you next week.  Please make sure you all have your office 365 emails set up and ready to go.  I will require that you use the AP College Board site for the videos they are providing for review of content.  I feel confident that you are all ready for this exam.  We have completed all the required units that will be tested as per the AP College Board Website (AP Psychology – Units 1 through 7 will be tested).  That means you will NOT be tested on the last 2 units (Abnormal Behaviour, Therapies&Treatment and Social Psych – in your textbook it is unit 12, 13 and 14 NOT tested on exam this year)  We finished all the units in class so you are ready to review!   .

AP EXAM WILL COVER ONLY UNITS 1-7 (different from your text units- see image above)  

So, I will be posting at the start of the week 2 FRQ that I would like you to hand in on your BLOGS.  I have given you plenty of review practice so now is your time to look at those units you feel need extra attention.  Focus on your writing and the feedback I gave you.  This is a perfect time to use your blog so I can give you weekly feedback.

You got this!  I’m so confident and proud of all of you and I know you will do well.  Remember to take breaks and plan a routine schedule to help you.  Mental health is very important and we have spent time learning about it in this class!   This current situation is something we are all in together.  Let’s try and stay positive and continue our learning the best way we can.

FRQ PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR WEEK 1 (Please post on Tuesday and Thursday by noon). For example, Question 1 on Tuesday and Question 2 on Thursday.  We will try this schedule.

Question 1:          Unit I: Sample FRQ   

History & Perspectives
Philosophers and psychologists have long debated the relative influences of heredity and environment on behavior. Give an example of how each of the following perspectives would explain their position in what is commonly known as the “nature-nurture controversy.” Students must identify which side of the “controversy” their example is addressing.



Humanistic psychology

Evolutionary psychology


Developmental psychology

Cognitive psychology

Question 2:  
Research Methods
: Often, methodology questions take one of two forms: the “design your own experiment” form and the “identify the flaws” form. I am providing one example of each.

Research Methods: Question 1: Design an Experiment
Design an experiment that tests the hypothesis, “Cooperative learning is more effective in raising test scores than direct teacher instruction.” Use the following terms in your response:
Independent and dependent variables

Random sampling and assignment

Experimental and control grouping

Ethical considerations

An interpretation of what statistically significant results would mean for this experiment

Interesting Read:

Important Information for AP Students – Please Read

Important Information for AP Students – Please Read

The AP College Board website has updated information regarding all AP Exams. AP Psychology WILL be written online. I will send out all information to you as soon as I confirm all details.

Please look at the recent link below. Please see the link below and read all of it!! I will send an email to the class once Spring Break is over.  In the meantime look at your review packages and practice Free Response Questions!

The AP college board has free online youtube resources and more.  Please use the link below.

Free AP Review Classes

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:

  • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
  • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
  • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons covering the final 25% of the course.
Date Time Lesson Topic
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4−4:45 p.m. ET 8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Thursday, March 26, 2020 4−4:45 p.m. ET 8.2 Psychological Perspectives and Etiology of Disorders
Friday, March 27, 2020 4−4:45 p.m. ET 8.3 Neurodevelopmental and Schizophrenic Disorders
Spring Break Review and Units left

Spring Break Review and Units left

AP Students:  Please start to read Abnormal Psychology Unit and complete the study guide for this section.  Once this unit is complete work on the Multiple Choice given in Microsoft teams on my website or use the numerous practice questions on my site or in your study guide.  Your textbook becomes a very important resource.  Once Abnormal Psych unit is done move on to our last unit on Social Psychology.  Your blogs will become important for handing in FRQ practice and questions you may have.  Please check this website on March 30th.

Spring Break

Please start to review for your exam!  I will be giving you a package for review.  Start to read the next unit on Abnormal you are ready when you return for lecture. Please see below for further practice.  Practice FRQ and don’t forget to check the answers on the AP COLLEGE BOARD.

Scientific American Mind (not mandatory but an interesting read)

Thanks Ms. Carey for the review questions below!



great_review_document_covers_it_all   – Free Response Questions from Previous Years

Crash course all units youtube videos –

TUE, MAY 12, 2020

AP Psychology Exam Day

Noon | 2 hrs

Course Skills

The new AP Psychology framework included in the course and exam description outlines distinct skills that students should practice throughout the year—skills that will help them learn to think and act like psychologists.

 Skill  Description  Exam Weighting (Multiple-Choice Section)
 1. Concept Understanding  Define, explain, and apply concepts, behavior, theories, and perspectives.  75%–80%
 2. Data Analysis  Analyze and interpret quantitative data.  8%–12%
 3. Scientific Investigation  Analyze psychological research studies.  12%–16%
 Unit  Exam Weighting (Multiple-Choice Section)
 Unit 1: Scientific Foundations of Psychology  10%–14%
 Unit 2: Biological Bases of Behavior  8%–10%
 Unit 3: Sensation and Perception  6%–8%
 Unit 4: Learning  7%–9%
 Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology  13%–17%
 Unit 6: Developmental Psychology  7%–9%
 Unit 7: Motivation, Emotion, and Personality  11%–15%
 Unit 8: Clinical Psychology  12%–16%
 Unit 9: Social Psychology  8%–10%