AP Psychology Crash Course

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Rea's Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP Psychology exam and actual AP test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.

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Developed by an AP teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering ...

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Overview

Study Only What You Need to Know

Rea's Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP Psychology exam and actual AP test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.

Expert Test-Taking Strategies

Developed by an AP teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following the author's expert advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test.

Key Terms You Must Know

Knowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your score. Our author includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP Psychology exam.

Free Online Practice Exam

Our full-length online practice exam includes every topic and type of question found oh the AP exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you're strongest and where you need to focus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738607818
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 16 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Krieger earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more that 35 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP® subjects. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and helping students achieve high AP® exam scores. All of Mr. Krieger’s students scored above a 3 on their AP® exams, with most students scoring a 4 or a 5. In 2004 and 2005, the College Board® recognized Mr. Krieger as one of the nation’s foremost AP® teachers.

Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He has written several history textbooks and is a co-author of REA’s Art History AP® test preparation guide. His latest venture, the AP® Crash Course® series, helps students strategically and effectively prepare for their AP® exams.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

REA’s AP Psychology Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the AP Psychology Course Description outline and actual AP test questions released by the College Board.

Written by an AP teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas, theories, and domains in psychology. Our author has studied the topics and types of questions that have appeared most frequently on the AP Psychology exam. His targeted review chapters offer students a concise way to learn all the important AP material before the test.

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP Psychology Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The introduction discusses eight keys for success and shows you strategies to help you score higher. A list of Key Terms all AP Psychology students must know is also included.

Part Two is a complete crash course in Psychology. These 14 targeted chapters focus on the subjects tested on the AP exam and cover everything from the history of psychology to treatment of abnormal behavior. Part Three offers an overview of the Key Themes and Facts you need to know for exam day.

Part Four focuses exclusively on test-taking tactics for the AP Psychology exam. The author provides expert advice on how to master both the multiple-choice and free-response sections. Each chapter gives you specific strategies for success that will help you raise your overall point score.

To check your test readiness for the AP Psychology exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take REA’s FREE online practice exam. To access your practice exam, visit the online REA Study Center at www.rea.com/studycenter and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and diagnostic score reporting that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day!

Good luck on your AP Psychology exam!

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Table of Contents

About This Book v

About Our Author vi

Acknowledgments vi

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Eight Keys for Success on the AP Psychology Exam 3

Chapter 2 Key Terms 9

Part II Key Content Review

Chapter 3 History and Approaches 31

Chapter 4 Research Methods 37

Chapter 5 The Biological Bases of Behavior 49

Chapter 6 Sensation and Perception 65

Chapter 7 States of Consciousness 83

Chapter 8 Learning 91

Chapter 9 Cognition 107

Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotion 123

Chapter 11 Developmental Psychology 135

Chapter 12 Personality 153

Chapter 13 Testing and Individual Differences 165

Chapter 14 Abnormal Behavior 173

Chapter 15 Treatment of Abnormal Behavior 185

Chapter 16 Social Psychology 197

Part III Key Themes and Facts

Chapter 17 Key Psychologists and Historic Figures 219

Chapter 18 Key Trouble Spots 235

Part IV Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 19 Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions 247

Chapter 20 Strategies for the Free-Response Questions 259

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