Credits: 1
Term: On Demand
Prerequisites:

Note: It is the expectation of VTVLC that students take the Advanced Placement Exam (AP® Exam) to receive Advanced Placement credit. Students need to be approved by the department head by completing and returning this AP Course Recommendation Letter Form.

Course Description:

Immerse yourself in modern psychological techniques investigating the ethics and morality of human and animal research. In this college-level course, you will learn the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each major area of psychology and enhance your scientific critical thinking skills.

 



Topics & Concepts:
Segment I: Module 0 – Course Introduction and Overview
  • 00.00 Welcome
  • 00.01 Objectives
  • 00.02 Course Navigation
  • 00.03 Pace
  • 00.04 Note-Taking Skills
  • 00.05 AP Central
  • 00.06 Assessments
  • 00.07 Discussion-Based Assessments and Rubrics
  • 00.08 Reflection and Quiz
Module 01 – Psychology Basics
  • 01.00 Welcome to Module 1: Introduction to Psychology!
  • 01.00 Experiment
  • 01.00 FRQ Practice
  • 01.00 Psych Journal
  • 01.01 Psychology Defined: What is Psych?
  • 01.02 Psych History and Modern: Then and Now
  • 01.03 Descriptive Methods: How to Describe
  • 01.04 Correlations: Finding Relationships
  • 01.05 Experiments: Do I Need a Microscope
  • 01.06 Experimental Hazards: The Road Bumps in Psychological Experiments
  • 01.07 Ethics: Can I Do This?
  • 01.08 Module 1 Exam
Module 02 – Neuroscience
  • 02.00 Welcome to Module 2: Neuroscience
  • 02.00 Experiment
  • 02.00 FRQ Practice
  • 02.00 Psych Journal
  • 02.01 The Neuron: The Building Blocks
  • 02.02 The Neurotransmitter and Psychoactive Drugs: The Instant Messenger of the Brain
  • 02.03 The Nervous System: The Body’s “CPU”
  • 02.04 Studying the Brain: A Glimpse into the Unknown
  • 02.05 The Lower and Hindbrain: Where it all Begins
  • 02.06 The Cerebral Cortex: Livin’ Life in the Gray Matter
  • 02.07 The Endocrine System: A Chemical Storm/Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.08 Module 2 Exam
Module 03 – Sensation and Perception
  • 03.00 Welcome to Module 3: Sensation and Perception
  • 03.00 Experiment
  • 03.00 FRQ Practice
  • 03.00 Psych Journal
  • 03.01 Sensation: Do You Feel It?
  • 3.02 Vision and Hearing
  • 3.03 Other Senses: I Got A Feeling!
  • 3.04 Perception: Do You See What I See?
  • 3.05 Consciousness, Sleep, and Dreams: Day Dream Believer
  • 3.06 Altered States of Consciousness
  • 03.07 Psychoactive Drugs: Taking a Virtual Trip
  • 03.08 Module 3 Exam
Module 04 – Developmental Psycology
  • 04.00 Welcome to Module 4: Developmental Psychology
  • 04.00 Experiment
  • 04.00 FRQ Practice
  • 04.00 Psych Journal
  • 04.01 Human Development and Prenatal/Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.02 Infancy and Childhood – Cognition
  • 04.03 Infancy and Childhood – Social
  • 04.04 Sex and Gender
  • 04.05 Adolescence
  • 04.06 Adulthood
  • 04.07 Module 4 Exam
Module 05 – Learning
  • 05.00 Welcome to Module 5: Learning
  • 05.00 Experiment
  • 05.00 FRQ Practice
  • 05.00 Psych Journal
  • 05.01 Learning: How do I know what I know?
  • 05.02 Classical Conditioning: Where did Pavlov get his bell?
  • 05.03 Operant Conditioning: The Mystery of the Skinner Box
  • 05.04 Schedules of Reinforcement: Training Pavlov’s Dog
  • 05.05 Cognitive Learning: Training the Mind
  • 05.06 Observational Learning: Bandura’s Bobo Doll/Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 05.07 Segment 1 Exam
Segment II Module 06 – Cognition and Intelligence
  • 06.00 Welcome to Module 6: Cognition and Intelligence
  • 06.00 Experiment
  • 06.00 FRQ Practice
  • 06.00 Psych Journal
  • 06.01 Memory and Models of Memory: Accessing the Data Bank
  • 06.02 Information Processing and Sensory Memory: What Was It I Just Saw?
  • 06.03 Short-Term and Long-Term Memory: Unforgettable . . . Stuck in Your Head
  • 06.04 Retrieval: Getting it out of Storage
  • 06.05 Forgetting: I Can’t Find My Keys
  • 06.06 Thinking: As the Gears Turn in Our Head
  • 06.07 Intelligence: How Smart are We!
  • 06.08 Testing: Construction Zone!
  • 06.09 Language: What Did You Say?
  • 06.10 Module 6 Exam
Module 07 – Motivation
  • 07.00 Welcome to Module 7: Motivation
  • 07.00 Experiment
  • 07.00 FRQ Practice
  • 07.00 Psych Journal
  • 07.01 Motivation: Different Strokes for Different Folks!
  • 07.02 Hunger, Motivation, and Eating Behaviors: Hungry, Again?
  • 07.03 Emotion: Feelings….Nothing more than Feelings.
  • 07.04 Theories of Emotion: Why I feel the way I do.
  • 07.05 I/O Psychology: Psychology in the Workforce/Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 07.06 Module 7 Exam
Module 08 – Personality
  • 08.00 Welcome to Module 8: Personality
  • 08.00 Experiment
  • 08.00 FRQ Practice
  • 08.00 Psych Journal
  • 08.01 Personality: Who Am I?
  • 08.02 Psychodynamic: The Man and the Couch
  • 08.03 Behaviorist and Social Cognitive Views: Do we have a pattern here?
  • 08.04 Humanistic View: May the Third Force be with You and only You!
  • 08.05 Trait Theory: Enduring?
  • 08.06 Behavioral Genetics: Is it Really in our Genes?
  • 08.07 Personality Assessments: What’s the Method?
  • 08.08 Module 8 Exam
Module 09 – Abnormal Psychology
  • 09.00 Welcome to Module 9: Abnormal Psychology
  • 09.00 Experiment
  • 09.00 FRQ Practice
  • 09.00 Psych Journal
  • 09.01 What is Abnormality?
  • 09.02 Anxiety, Somatoform, and Dissociative Disorders
  • 09.03 Mood Disorders
  • 09.04 Schizophrenia
  • 09.05 Personality Disorders
  • 09.06 Therapy and Evaluation/Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 09.07 Psychoanalysis and Humanistic Therapy
  • 09.08 Behavioral , Cognitive, and Group Therapy
  • 09.09 Biomedical Approaches
  • 09.10 G.A.S.
  • 09.11 Module 9 Exam
  • Segment 2 Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment 2)
Module 10 – Social Psychology
  • 10.00 Welcome to Module 10: Social Psychology
  • 10.00 Experiment
  • 10.00 FRQ Practice
  • 10.00 Psych Journal
  • 10.01 Social Influence: Such a Copycat!
  • 10.02 Attitudes and Attribution: Its all about your disposition!
  • 10.03 Social Interaction: Just get along!
  • 10.04 Attraction: I think I love you!
  • 10.05 Aggression and Prosocial Behavior: Helping hands/Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 10.06 Module 10 Review and Exam
  • Segment 2 Collaboration Project (due by end of Segment 2)
Module 11 – AP Exam Review
  • 11.00 Welcome to Module 11: Review for the AP Exam
  • 11.00 Experiment
  • 11.00 FRQ Practice
  • 11.00 Psych Journal
  • 11.01 Methods and Neuroscience
  • 11.02 Sensation, Perception, and States of Consciousness
  • 11.03 Developmental Psychology and Learning
  • 11.04 Memory, Cognition, Language, and Intelligence
  • 11.05 Motivation and Emotion (Includes Collaborative Project Activity)
  • 11.06 Perspectives, Disorders, Therapies, and Stress
  • 11.07 Social Psychology
  • 11.08 Segment 2 Exam


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