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AP Psychology Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online / Edition 2

AP Psychology Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9780738611907
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 105,754
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About 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 40 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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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 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!

Table of Contents

About This Book
About Our Author

Chapter 1:
Eight Keys for Success on the AP Psychology Exam
Chapter 2: Key Terms

Key Content Review
Chapter 3:
History and Approaches
Chapter 4: Research Methods
Chapter 5: The Biological Bases of Behavior
Chapter 6: Sensation and Perception
Chapter 7: States of Consciousness
Chapter 8: Learning
Chapter 9: Cognition
Chapter 10: Motivation and Emotion
Chapter 11: Developmental Psychology
Chapter 12: Personality
Chapter 13: Testing and Individual Differences
Chapter 14: Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 15: Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 16: Social Psychology

Key Themes and Facts
Chapter 17: Key Psychologists and Historic Figures
Chapter 18: Key Trouble Spots

Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 19: Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter 20: Strategies for the Free-Response Questions

Online Practice Exam............

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