AP Psychology Updates and New Resources for 2019-20
To bring you and your students new classroom resources and supports, we’re making updates to AP Psychology for the 2019-20 school year.Learn More
Secure Exam for Classroom Use
A secure 2018 AP Psychology Exam is available on the AP Course Audit website. To access, sign in to your AP Course Audit account, and click on the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status page.
This course introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.
Essential Course Resources
AP Psychology Course Overview
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course and exam.
AP Psychology Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to common questions about the course, exam, and AP Course Audit.
The 2007 Teacher's Guide has instructional strategies, sample syllabi, and more.
College Board Store
Find AP Psychology publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.
AP and Higher Education
Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.
This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.
Meet the current Development Committee for AP Psychology.