advanced placement psychology
about the course
The Course Information Sheet for this course is here.
How to Study
In this class there are a large number of new terms and concepts. One thing that becomes clear quickly is that success goes beyond simply memorizing definitions. While it is important to know how things are defined, it is also important to be able to understand how to apply what you learn. An understanding of psychology includes knowing how (and if) various ideas and concepts interrelate.
The Beloved Others
from the WNYC Radiolab website:
Can you ever really know those most beloved to you? Are you sure? Jad wonders how his tiny son experiences the world. Developmental psychologist Dr. Charles Fernyhough explains what science conjectures about what the world is like for a newborn...and shatters Jad's warm fuzzies. But how can Dr. Fernyhough really know that Jad is a conscious being, and not a zombie or a robot?
When your sense of knowing the other gets jumbled, it can be disorienting--even traumatic. Dr. Carol Berman and Dr. V.S. Ramachandran explain the psychology and neurology behind a haunting disorder called Capgras syndrome.
current news in psychology
The PsychPORT Psychology Newswire is hosted by the American Psychological Association (APA).