Available to Grades 11-12
This course is designed to introduce the basic vocabulary, concepts, methods, and theories in the broad field of psychology. Primary emphasis is on the five domains of psychology – methods, bio-psychological, developmental, cognitive, and abnormal psychology. The college prep level goals are to develop higher level reading, verbal, writing, and study skills and content knowledge; to develop abstract, complex language and concepts through application to problem solving; to prepare students who plan on post-secondary education, including four year colleges. Instruction assumes students are able to master content and concepts with little supervised practice and/or re-teaching. Students are expected to independently apply skills and concepts for the duration of this course.