Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers

We surveyed AP Psychology teachers about what online resources they recommend, and the list below comes directly from their responses. The list also includes teacher descriptions of the resources. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of any of these resources by the College Board. $  

  • Self-directed student practice
  • Practice multiple-choice questions with explanations of correct answers to further understand content.

Crash Course: Psychology

  • Instructional videos for students
  • Roughly 10-minute videos on most major topics covered in AP Psychology. “Students can watch at home to help understand the material even better.”

Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition

  • Instructional videos for students
  • A video series narrated by Philip Zimbardo. Also includes video clips of famous experiments. “These videos are great introductions and/or summaries for each unit.”

Mouse Party

  • Online simulation
  • Shows neurotransmitter actions in response to various drugs. Clarifies agonist and antagonist neurotransmitter actions.

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science $  

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • A searchable collection of case studies. “They are well written, engaging, and the teacher notes and student handouts are well done.” They provide additional practice in applying concepts and lend themselves to group work. For a fee, teachers can access answer keys and teacher resources.

Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) $  

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • An online source of lesson plans, videos, classroom activities and other resources for teachers. “The lesson plans and classroom activities are well-designed and based on current psychological research and the APA general site has excellent informational pages on careers in psychology.”

Teaching High School Psychology Blog

  • Online instructions tutorials/resources pages for teachers
  • Covers topics in AP Psychology with links to College Board and TOPSS. Focuses on current topics and concerns related to the teaching of AP Psychology.


  • Self-directed student practice
  • Allows students to create examples and nonexamples of vocabulary assigned by their teacher. Can also sort other examples and nonexamples created by other students as a review. The examples written are similar to the FRQ on the exam in that the base of the sentence is a situation.

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