• Welcome to AP Psychology!                    
    Please see chapter pages on the left of this page for assignment details!

    This course is designed to mirror a college-level introductory psychology course.  This is the 7th year that AP Psychology has been offered in the Biloxi Schools, and it continues to have one of the highest AP exam pass rates in the school.
     
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    Download the 2016 AP Psych Term I Syllabus
     

    What Is an AP Score and What Does It Mean?

    Your AP score shows how well you did on the AP Exam. It's also a measure of your achievement in your college-level AP course. This score will be used by colleges and universities to determine if they will grant you credit for what you've already learned, or allow you to skip the equivalent course once you get to college (this is known as advanced placement).

    Your score is a weighted combination of your scores on the multiple-choice section and on the free-response section. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale as follows:
    5 = extremely well qualified
    4 = well qualified
    3 = qualified
    2 = possibly qualified
    1 = no recommendation

    "Qualified" means that you have proven yourself capable of doing the work of an introductory-level course in a particular subject at college. Most colleges and universities grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4 or 5; however, each college decides which scores it will accept. To see college policies for AP scores, visit the AP Credit Policy Search.

    In order to be considered for credit or placement, you must send your official AP score report to the college you're planning to attend.

     
     

    ·         Confused about citations?

    o   Go to http://www.citationmachine.net/

    o   Or read this: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/06/

    ·         Examples of places to find articles:

    http://psychcentral.com/

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/

    http://www.APA.org

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/psychology

    http://www.psychology.com/

    http://www.psychologicalscience.org/

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/psychology/

    Free full-text articles

    **In the beginning, I will allow you to use sites such as these that may not contain the original journal article or research study, as reading the originals can be quite daunting at first. Also, blog posts, such as those found on Psychology Today and PsychCentral, are allowed; however, this is provided that they are written by a professional in the field of study.