5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2020

5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2020

by Rochelle Solomon-Battersby, Laura Lincoln Maitland


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Get ready to ace your AP Psychology Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide

The immensely popular test prep guide has been updated and revised with new material and is now accessible in print, online and mobile formats. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2020 introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to reach your full potential. The book includes hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations and sample responses. You’ll learn how to master the multiple-choice questions and achieve a higher score on this demanding exam.

Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. This essential guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes six full-length practice exams (3 in the book and 3 online), plus proven strategies specific to each section of the test.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2020 features:

•6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online)
•Updated content for new DSM 5 classifications
•Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in AP Psychology 2020
•Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations
•Powerful analytics to assess your test readiness
•Flashcards, games, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260455854
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 79,550
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.70(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

About the Authors
Introduction: The Five-Step Program
Step 1 Set Up Your Study Plan
1 What You Need to Know About the AP Psychology Exam
Background Information
Some Frequently Asked Questions About the AP Psychology Exam
2 How to Plan Your Time
Three Approaches to Preparing for AP Exams
Step 2 Determine Your Test Readiness
3 Take a Diagnostic Exam
Diagnostic Exam in AP Psychology
Step 3 Develop Strategies for Success
4 How to Approach Each Question Type
Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions
Section II: The Free-Response Questions
Step 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High
5 History and Approaches
Roots of Psychology
Schools of Psychology
Principal Approaches to Psychology
Domains of Psychology
6 Research Methods
Experimental Method
Correlational Research
Case Study
Elementary Statistics
Ethical Guidelines
7 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
8 Sensation and Perception
Hearing (Audition)
Touch (Somatosensation)
Body Senses
Chemical Senses
Perceptual Processes
9 States of Consciousness
Levels of Consciousness
Sleep and Dreams
10 Learning
Classical Conditioning
Operant Conditioning
Superstitious Behavior
Cognitive Processes in Learning
Biological Factors in Learning
11 Cognition
Models of Memory
12 Motivation and Emotion
Theories of Motivation
Physiological Motives
Social Motivation
Theories of Emotion
Stress and Coping
Positive Psychology
13 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
14 Personality
Personality Theories and Approaches
Assessment Techniques
Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
15 Testing and Individual Differences
Standardization and Norms
Reliability and Validity
Types of Tests
Ethics and Standards in Testing
Intelligence and Intelligence Testing
Heredity/Environment and Intelligence
Human Diversity
16 Abnormal Behavior
Defining Abnormal Behavior
Causes of Abnormal Behavior
Types of Disorders
17 Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
Mental Health Practitioners
Brief History of Therapy
Treatment Approaches
Biological/Biomedical Treatments
Modes of Therapy
Community and Preventive Approaches
18 Social Psychology
Group Dynamics
Attribution Processes
Interpersonal Perception
Conformity, Compliance, Obedience
Attitudes and Attitude Change
Aggression/Antisocial Behavior
Step 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence
AP Psychology Practice Exam 1 and Answers
AP Psychology Practice Exam 2 and Answers

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