AP Psychology Semester 1 Study Guide

AP Psychology
Semester 1 Study Guide 2013
Breault Rm. 219
A fast way to study for the M.C. part of the final is to read Barron’s and to complete the
practice questions. Read the following chapters:
Chapter 1 History and Approaches
p. 1-8
Chapter 2 Methods
p. 11-27
Chapter 3 Biological Bases of Behavior p. 31-48
Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception
p. 51-70 Wait! You already did this. Yahoo!
Chapter 5 States of Consciousness
p. 73-84
Chapter 9 Developmental Psychology
p. 139-156
the corresponding Myers text, Modules are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-10, 11-16. Another good
way to study is to go to the Myers website and go through the online quizzes.
Here is the essay question you can complete at home and bring in for the open-ended
portion of the final. Due Jan. 25
Directions: It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should
present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the questions posed, using
appropriate psychological terminology.
Adam and Agatha are trying to learn a new routine to compete successfully in a dance
competition. Give an example of how each of the following could affect their
performance. Definitions without application do not score.
1. cerebellum
2. endorphins
3. vestibular system
4. association areas
5. sleep deprivation
6. self-concept