ABOUT THE CLASS


The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
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SS 660:  Psychology

Course Description

This course will provide effective and broad coverage of the field of psychology, including theories, research, and applications.  The course is designed to foster an appreciation for the scientific basis of psychology and to build an appreciation of how psychology can increase understanding of the world.

Course Design

This course has been structured such that it fulfills the curriculum requirements of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program and the American Psychological Association (APA).  The reasoning for this decision is to ease the transition of this course into both an AP course at MSMS and a dual-credit course vis-à-vis Mississippi University for Women (MUW).  Therefore, the following three documents were used to ensure adequate student preparation: AP Psychology Course Description (College Board, 2013), APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (APA, 2007), and National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (APA, 2011).