5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2019

5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2019

by Laura Lincoln Maitland

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ISBN-13: 9781260123197
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 37,259
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Laura Lincoln Maitland teaches AP Psychology at the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and is the science chairperson.
Rochelle Solomon-Battersby, MSEd, PD Ed Admin, is currently district chairperson of science in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, New York.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Authors viii

Introduction: The 5-Step Program ix

Step 1 Set Up Your Study Plan

1 What You Need to Know About the AP Psychology Exam 3

Background Information 3

Some Frequently Asked Questions About the AP Psychology Exam 4

2 How to Plan Your Time 9

Three Approaches to Preparing for AP Exams 9

Step 2 Determine Your Test Readiness

3 Take a Diagnostic Exam 17

Diagnostic Exam in AP Psychology 18

Step 3 Develop Strategies for Success

4 How to Approach Each Question Type 47

Section I Multiple-Choice Questions 47

Section II The Free-Response Questions 49

Step 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

5 History and Approaches 53

Roots of Psychology 54

Schools of Psychology 54

Principal Approaches to Psychology 55

Domains of Psychology 56

6 Research Methods 63

Experimental Method 64

Correlational Research 66

Case Study 67

Elementary Statistics 67

Ethical Guidelines 71

7 Biological Bases of Behavior 78

Techniques to Learn About Structure and Function 79

Organization of Your Nervous System 80

Localization and Lateralization of the Brain's Function 81

Structure and Function of the Neuron 83

The Endocrine System 86

Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology 87

Genetics and Behavior 87

8 Sensation and Perception 97

Thresholds 98

Vision 99

Hearing (Audition) 101

Touch (Somatosensation) 103

Body Senses 104

Chemical Senses 104

Perceptual Processes 104

9 States of Consciousness 115

Levels of Consciousness 116

Sleep and Dreams 116

Hypnosis 119

Meditation 119

Drugs 120

10 Learning 126

Classical Conditioning 127

Operant Conditioning 129

Superstitious Behavior 132

Cognitive Processes in Learning 133

Biological Factors in Learning 134

11 Cognition 140

Models of Memory 141

Language 147

Thinking 148

12 Motivation and Emotion 159

Theories of Motivation 160

Physiological Motives 162

Social Motivation 165

Theories of Emotion 167

Stress and Coping 168

Positive Psychology 169

13 Developmental Psychology 176

Key Issues in Development 177

Methods of Studying Development 177

Physical Development 178

Theories of Cognitive Development 181

Theories of Moral Development 183

Theories of Social and Emotional Development 184

Gender Roles and Sex Differences 187

14 Personality 196

Personality Theories and Approaches 197

Assessment Techniques 204

Self-Concept and Self-Esteem 206

15 Testing and Individual Differences 214

Standardization and Norms 214

Reliability and Validity 215

Types of Tests 216

Ethics and Standards in Testing 217

Intelligence and Intelligence Testing 218

Heredity/Environment and Intelligence 222

Human Diversity 223

16 Abnormal Behavior 228

Defining Abnormal Behavior 229

Causes of Abnormal Behavior 229

Types of Disorders 230

17 Treatment of Abnormal Behavior 243

Mental Health Practitioners 243

Brief History of Therapy 244

Treatment Approaches 245

Biological/Biomedical Treatments 249

Modes of Therapy 251

Community and Preventive Approaches 251

18 Social Psychology 257

Group Dynamics 257

Attribution Processes 259

Interpersonal Perception 260

Conformity, Compliance, Obedience 262

Attitudes and Attitude Change 263

Aggression/Antisocial Behavior 264

Step 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

AP Psychology Practice Exam 1 and Answers 273

AP Psychology Practice Exam 2 and Answers 299

Glossary 325

Bibliography 350

Websites 351

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