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Psychology, Advanced Placement

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PSYCHOLOGY,  Advanced Placement

General Description

Prerequisite: Students should be able to read a college-level textbook and write grammatically correct, complete sentences.

The AP Psychology 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 life as a human being. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.  College Course Equivalent:  Introduction to Psychology 101 or 105.  Fees: Optional AP Exam Fee (Approx. $100.00)


Biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and memory, cognition, motivation, development, testing and individual differences, psychological disorders and  treatment, and social psychology. 

Theory of Action

Enumclaw High School Social Studies Teachers are passionate about the wide-ranging subject matter that we teach. We believe History, Psychology, Civics, Contemporary Issues and the various interest-based classes we offer promote an informed citizenry ready to participate in the future of our country. The Social Studies Department is committed to developing authentic learning experiences in our various curricula designed to engage students through promoting a deeper understanding of the world around us.