AP Psychology Exam Review
100 multiple choice questions, 2 essays
5 questions- Prologue and Chapter 1
History
8 Approaches
o (behavioral, psychoanalytic, humanistic, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, sociocultural, eclectic)
Types of Psychologists (vs. psychiatrist)
Research Methods
Experimental Method
Correlation Research
15 questions- Chapter 2 (Brain/Biology)
Brain Studies
Nervous System, Neurons (dendrites, action potential, myelin sheath)
Brain Parts (Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Broca’s Area, Sensory cortex, association areas)
Limbic and Endocrine Systems
10 questions- Chapter 5 (Sensation)
Detection (thresholds)
Vision and the human eye (know parts of eye and what they do)
Hearing and the human ear (know pars of ear and why they are important)
Other senses (smell, taste, touch)
Perceptual processes
Young-Helmholtz
Weber’s Law
10 questions- Chapter 6 (Perception)
Perception
Selective attention
Continuity
Similarity
Closure
Proximity
Schema
Constancy
10 questions- Chapter 7 (States of Consciousness)
Levels of consciousness
Hypnosis; meditation
Sleep stages
Sleep disorders
Drugs (affects, types, tolerance, addiction, withdrawal)
Behaviorism
Functionalism
Structuralism
Gestalt
Dreams
10 questions- Chapter 8 (Learning)
Over-justification effect
Watson
Skinner
Cognition
Punishment
Types of Learning
10 questions- Chapter 9 (Memory)
Encoding
Types of memory
Retrieval
Priming
Relearning
Rehearsal
Automatic processing
Spacing effect
Misinformation effect
Flashbulb memory
10 questions- Chapter 10 (Thinking and Language)
Cognition
Framing
Overconfidence
Heuristics
Confirmation bias
Belief bias
Morphemes
Semantics
Syntax
10 questions- Chapter 12 (Motivation)
Drives
Instinct
Incentives
Set point
Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation
Anorexia
Bulimia
Obesity
Hunger (hypothalamus, lateral, cerebellum)
Sexual Motivation
Sexual orientation
Flow
Kinsey study
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
10 questions- Chapter 15 (Personality)
Personality Theories: Psychoanalytical, Trait, Humanistic, Social-Cognitive
Freud
Bandura
Aldred Adler
Carl Jung
Carl Rogers
Unconscious
Self-actualization
Self-concept
Reciprocal determinism
Learned helplessness
Locus of control- internal vs. external