5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology - McGraw Hill 2021

5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology - McGraw Hill 2021


Introduction: The Five-Step Program

STEP 1 Set Up Your Study Plan

1 What You Need to Know About the AP Psychology Exam

2 How to Plan Your Time

STEP 2 Determine Your Test Readiness

3 Take a Diagnostic Exam

STEP 3 Develop Strategies for Success

4 How to Approach Each Question Type

STEP 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

5 Scientific Foundations of Psychology

Roots of Psychology

Schools of Psychology

Principal Approaches to Psychology

Domains of Psychology

Experimental Method

Correlational Research

Case Study

Elementary Statistics

Ethical Guidelines

Review Questions

Rapid Review

6 Biological Bases of Behavior

Techniques to Learn About Structure and Function

Organization of Your Nervous System

Localization and Lateralization of the Brain’s Function

Structure and Function of the Neuron

The Endocrine System

Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology

Genetics and Behavior

Levels of Consciousness

Sleep and Dreams




Review Questions

Rapid Review

7 Sensation and Perception



Hearing (Audition)

Touch (Somatosensation)

Body Senses

Chemical Senses

Perceptual Processes

Review Questions

Rapid Review

8 Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Superstitious Behavior

Cognitive Processes in Learning

Biological Factors in Learning

Review Questions

Rapid Review

9 Cognition

Models of Memory



Standardization and Norms

Reliability and Validity

Types of Tests

Ethics and Standards in Testing

Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

Heredity/Environment and Intelligence

Human Diversity

Review Questions

Rapid Review

10 Developmental Psychology

Key Issues in Development

Methods of Studying Development

Physical Development

Theories of Cognitive Development

Theories of Moral Development

Theories of Social and Emotional Development

Gender Roles and Sex Differences

Review Questions

Rapid Review

11 Motivation, Emotion, and Personality

Theories of Motivation

Physiological Motives

Social Motivation

Theories of Emotion

Stress and Coping

Positive Psychology

Personality Theories and Approaches

Assessment Techniques

Self-Concept and Self-Esteem

Review Questions

Rapid Review

12 Clinical Psychology

Defining Abnormal Behavior

Causes of Abnormal Behavior

Types of Disorders

Mental Health Practitioners

Brief History of Therapy

Treatment Approaches

Biological/Biomedical Treatments

Modes of Therapy

Community and Preventive Approaches

Review Questions

Rapid Review

13 Social Psychology

Group Dynamics

Attribution Processes

Interpersonal Perception

Conformity, Compliance, Obedience

Attitudes and Attitude Change

Aggression/Antisocial Behavior

Review Questions

Rapid Review

STEP 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

AP Psychology Practice Exam 1

AP Psychology Practice Exam 2

EDITION 5 Minutes to a 5


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