AP Q&A Psychology: 600 Questions and Answers

AP Q&A Psychology: 600 Questions and Answers

by Robert McEntarffer Ph.D., Kristin Whitlock M.Ed.

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Barron's new AP Q&A Psychology features 600 questions with detailed answer explanations for all question types on the exam.

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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.
  • With comprehensive explanations, students won't just learn why an answer is correct—they'll learn the rationale behind why each other answer choice is incorrect
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506263168
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Series: Barron's Test Prep
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 288,192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rob McEntarffer taught AP Psychology at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, NE for over 13 years and Introductory Psychology at Nebraska Wesleyan University for over 7 years. He earned a B.S. in teaching of psychology at the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in educational psychology, and a Ph.D. in education. He has extensive experience in scoring the Advanced Placement Psychology free-response questions, having served as a Reader, Table Leader, and as the high school Question Leader. He is past chair of the national organization Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, worked with the committee on the National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology, and is involved in writing assessment materials for high school and college level introductory psychology textbooks. He works as an assessment specialist for his school district.

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Explanation of the Book vii

Chapter 1 History and Approaches 3

Stimulus 3

Definitions 4

Scenarios 6

Names 8

Perspectives 8

Answers to History and Approaches 195

Chapter 2 Methods 9

Stimulus 9

Definitions 11

Scenarios 16

Names 20

Research Methods 22

Perspectives 24

Answers to Methods 199

Chapter 3 Biological Bases of Behavior 25

Stimulus 25

Definitions 26

Scenarios 30

Names 34

Research Methods 36

Perspectives 38

Answers to Biological Bases of Behavior 210

Chapter 4 States of Consciousness 41

Stimulus 41

Definitions 42

Scenarios 43

Names 44

Research Methods 45

Perspectives 45

Answers to States of Consciousness 222

Chapter 5 Sensation and Perception 47

Stimulus 47

Definitions 48

Scenarios 53

Names 57

Research Methods 58

Perspectives 59

Answers to Sensation and Perception 226

Chapter 6 Learning 61

Stimulus 61

Definitions 63

Scenarios 68

Names 72

Research Methods 73

Perspectives 74

Answers to Learning 236

Chapter 7 Cognition 75

Stimulus 75

Definitions 75

Scenarios 82

Names 85

Research Methods 88

Perspectives 91

Answers to Cognition 247

Chapter 8 Testing and Individual Differences 93

Stimulus 93

Definitions 93

Scenarios 97

Names 100

Research Methods 100

Perspectives 102

Answers to Testing and Individual Differences 263

Chapter 9 Developmental Psychology 103

Stimulus 103

Definitions 104

Scenarios 109

Names 112

Research Methods 114

Perspectives 116

Answers to Developmental Psychology 272

Chapter 10 Motivation and Emotion 117

Stimulus 117

Definitions 119

Scenarios 124

Names 128

Research Methods 129

Perspectives 131

Chapter 11 Personality 133

Stimulus 133

Definitions 134

Scenarios 139

Names 143

Research Methods 144

Perspectives 145

Answers to Personality 295

Chapter 12 Abnormal Psychology 147

Stimulus 147

Definitions 149

Scenarios 154

Names 158

Research Methods 159

Perspectives 161

Answers to Abnormal Psychology 305

Chapter 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders 163

Stimulus 163

Definitions 164

Scenarios 167

Names 170

Research Methods 171

Perspectives 172

Answers to Treatment of Psychological Disorders 314

Chapter 14 Social Psychology 175

Stimulus 175

Definitions 177

Scenarios 182

Names 187

Research Methods 188

Perspectives 190

Answers to Social Psychology 325

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