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AP Psychology

For new and experienced AP teachers, this workshop includes College Board resources, released exams and student samples

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Align their instruction with the goals of the AP Psychology course
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation
  • Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course
  • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction

Workshop materials

At every AP Psychology workshop held by the College Board, each participant receives a copy of the Workshop Handbook, which contains:

  • AP Psychology Course Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP Psychology and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Psychology free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines and commentary)
  • Multiple-choice questions and answers from the AP Psychology 2007 Released Exam

Curriculum Module: Developing Attachments: Theory, Research, and Application

This curriculum module provides content enrichment on the topic of attachment, expanding on basic information provided in the class text, with opportunities for teachers and students to investigate the concept from a variety of perspectives. This investigation should lead students to develop a deep understanding of the study of attachment within the discipline of psychology. Students will be given the opportunity to apply their understanding of attachment theory, to solve problems, and to reflect on their own experiences and behaviors related to attachment. Chapters include:

  • Instructional Activities
  • Summative Assessment

Note: Curriculum module materials reflect important topics in AP courses, and the materials are meant to provide teachers with resources and classroom ideas. However, curriculum module materials should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.

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