AP Psychology/Psychology/World History Compass

Teacher Introduction

My name is Ms. Kaplan. This is my third year at PALCS. I graduated from Temple University with a double major in Secondary Education and History.

Phone number: 610.701.3333 x. 1161
Email: jkaplan@palcs.org

Office Hours:

  • M, T, W: 2pm-3pm
  • Thur, Fri: 1pm-3pm

Virtual Chat Hours:

  • Monday: Psychology from 12:45pm-1:30pm
  • Friday: AP Psychology from 11:15am-12:00pm

AP Psychology is...

NOT an easy "A".
There is a lot of reading, critical thinking, and vocabulary.
AP Psychology is...
  • The scientific study of the behavior and mental processes in human and non-human animals.
  • Hard work and highly rewarding.
  • An opportunity for students to receive college credit (SAVES PARENTS MONEY).
  • The AP exam is on May 2nd, 2016.

Units we cover...

  • History of Psychology
  • Research/Statistics
  • Biology – Brain, Neurons, Endocrine System, etc.
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Consciousness
  • Learning
  • Memory

  • Motivation/Emotion

  • Personality

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Treatments/Therapy
  • Social Psychology

Student Expectations

  • Read and take notes
  • Ask questions if they need help
  • Contribute to discussions using higher-level thinking and inquiry.
  • Stay focused and motivated.
  • NEVER give up on themselves

Late work will not be accepted unless students are granted an extension.

Extra credit is very rare and not typical.