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- These 600 items are based on a qualitative analysis of hundreds of past AP Psychology test items. This analysis produced 6 unique categories of test items available nowhere else except Barron's AP Q&A Psychology. All items in the book are keyed to AP Psychology units, chapters, and these 6 unique item categories. This book will provide students with practice opportunities no other source can provide, and will help students learn these concepts at a deeper level and achieve a high score on the AP Psychology test.
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About the Author
Kristin H. Whitlock has been teaching AP Psychology since 1992. She currently teaches at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah and is an adjunct psychology instructor at Weber State University. She earned a B.S. and master’s degree at the University of Utah. She has wide-ranging experience with the AP Psychology program including serving as a Reader, a Table Leader, a Question Leader over rubric development, and currently as a high school Question Leader. She has also served as a member of the AP Psychology Test Development Committee and as the College Board Advisor to the Test Development Committee. Kristin is the past chair of the American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools and has served as chair of the APA’s National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology Committee, as well as serving on the Steering Committee for the APA’s Summit on High School Psychology Education. She is currently on the Steering Committee of the APA’s Introductory Psychology Initiative. Kristin has authored and co-authored numerous articles and other materials for introductory psychology textbooks.
About the Publisher
In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides.
80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Explanation of the Book vii
Chapter 1 History and Approaches 3
Answers to History and Approaches 195
Chapter 2 Methods 9
Research Methods 22
Answers to Methods 199
Chapter 3 Biological Bases of Behavior 25
Research Methods 36
Answers to Biological Bases of Behavior 210
Chapter 4 States of Consciousness 41
Research Methods 45
Answers to States of Consciousness 222
Chapter 5 Sensation and Perception 47
Research Methods 58
Answers to Sensation and Perception 226
Chapter 6 Learning 61
Research Methods 73
Answers to Learning 236
Chapter 7 Cognition 75
Research Methods 88
Answers to Cognition 247
Chapter 8 Testing and Individual Differences 93
Research Methods 100
Answers to Testing and Individual Differences 263
Chapter 9 Developmental Psychology 103
Research Methods 114
Answers to Developmental Psychology 272
Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotion 117
Research Methods 129
Chapter 11 Personality 133
Research Methods 144
Answers to Personality 295
Chapter 12 Abnormal Psychology 147
Research Methods 159
Answers to Abnormal Psychology 305
Chapter 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders 163
Research Methods 171
Answers to Treatment of Psychological Disorders 314
Chapter 14 Social Psychology 175
Research Methods 188
Answers to Social Psychology 325