Summer Reading

Complete list of all Social Studies AP/Dual Credit Summer Reading (as linked to on the AHS website all summer)

This summer AP Psychology students should read:

Students can find information to help them as they read the book here:
AP Psychology Summer Reading

Duez Lecture & Introduction to 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

Notes - 50 Great Myths - Summer Presentation

There will be a quiz and test over the book during the first two weeks that we return from summer. This book is a fantastic introduction to psychology because it tackles many of the common misconceptions about psychology. If you have heard that it is easy because it is all "common sense" -- well, you heard wrong. However, because psychology runs counter to many of the assumptions we hold about human behavior, the class is endless interesting as a result.

The book is easy to read because it is partitioned in a way in which students can pick it up and read for only a few minutes at a time and truly chip away at it. There aren't characters or a story line to concern yourself with while reading 50 Myths.

Plus, almost every single myth is actually something we will need to study and learn this year in AP Psychology. It is well worth the effort. Students who have read this book and learned it have scored much better throughout the year and on the day of the AP Exam.

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