Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer Reading

Great news for 2018-2019 school year. We have a full 4 AP Psychology classes for the upcoming school year. It's been a couple of years since that has happened. AP Psych at AHS grows on word of mouth only. I do not advertise or push students to sign up for it. It is wonderful to see the interest grow. 

There is no doubt that AP Psych is a class where students can definitely earn college credit. But there is also strong evidence that the chance of scoring the highest score of 5 is higher than any other AP class at AHS. 

We had 12 scores of 5 last year and I predict more will have a FIVE this year. :) 

I am looking forward to learning with you in the coming school year. 

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, email me: