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AP Psychology

What is AP Psychology?

Psychology is an interesting combination of the social sciences and the hard sciences (ie biology, anatomy, physiology).  We cover a broad spectrum of subjects where you're practically guarenteed to study something that you find interesting and/or familiar while opening yourself up to ideas & content that you perhaps haven't considered or explored.  

You can expect to study:  the anatomy & physiology of the brain, your senses & perception, sleeping & dreaming, personality, cognition, disorders & treatment, and more!

Why take AP Psychology?

Psychology is in everything that we do!  It's in our friendships, families, romances, and work places.  It has relevance to every field of study and every college major.  It gives us understanding as to why we do the things that we do, as well as why everyone around us feels & behaves the way that they do.  In my opinion, it is the most practical, applicable class at Scott County High School!

What should I expect?

There is no summer assignment for AP Psychology.  Everything we do during the year serves to prepare us for the AP Psych Exam in May.  Homework and some quizzes are done for a completion grade.  We have have tests every 3 weeks or so as well as quarterly exams.  We also do quarterly mock exams (for a participation grade) to assess our progress towards the AP Exam.  On average, homework is given on a weekly basis.  The expectation is that we make the most of our time together in class.

Questions?

Email me at nathan.bruins@scott.kyschools.us, drop me a questions at misterbruins.com, or swing by my classroom (Room 234) before or after school!