AP Exam Review

A place for study tips, resources, and practice for the exam.


General info:

General Information:
  • Monday May 2nd, 2016 at noon.
  • Bring pencils and erasers for the multiple choice and blue or black pens for the FRQs.
  • Bring a watch that does not beep.
  • Do not wear any psychology related clothing.
  • Do not bring anything else: books, papers, calculators, cell phones, etc.
  • 2 hour test total
Multiple Choice Section:
  • 100 multiple choice questions
  • 70 minutes
  • 2/3 of the overall score
  • A-E Answers
  • Names, charts, graphs, drawings are all possible
  • There is no adjustment for guessing, if you are unsure about a question, take your best educated guess after using process of elimination
Free Response Section:
  • 2 required Free Response (essay) Questions
  • 50 minutes
  • 1/3 of the overall grade - 1/6 of grade for each question
  • Points are given for correct responses, not taken away for incorrect material
  • Once given, points can only be removed if one part of an answer contradicts another part
  • Read through both questions before doing anything else
  • Think through the answer before starting to write
  • Write an outline or notes on the test question pages.
  • Don’t be afraid to cross something out, if needed. Anything crossed out will not be scored.
  • Write in complete sentences - DO NOT OUTLINE OR BULLET YOUR ANSWER.
  • Be as complete as possible, but keep to the point.
  • Watch the time. Don’t get caught short on essay #2
  • Structure the answer following the structure of the question
Test Security:
  • Do not discuss the multiple-choice section with anyone
  • Do not discuss the free response questions for 48 hours. The general rule of thumb is wait until the questions have been posted on the College Board website.
  • You may only discuss the free response questions released on the College Board website. Any other free response questions must NOT be discussed.
  • Do NOT post, text, email etc. anything about the exam on the Internet, especially on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks
  • Do not come and visit me between the multiple choice section and free response section


Review Documents




- concept maps on every topic in AP Psych
- list of all topics with major terms and people


- Famous psychologists with their famous experiments
- Review all neurotransmitters
- All stage theories
- Review parts of the brain
- Review of the major perspectives in psychology
- Key term overview for entire course, good for cramming
Great overview of how to write a FRQ for AP Psychology: what to include and what to avoid

- All the key psychologists and their famous studies

FRQ Tips





FRQ break down 2015




Student Generated Exam Review Guides 2016


Directions

Period 3

Unit

Students Assigned

Student Review Sheet
1 - History and Approaches


2 - Research Methods


3 - Brain, Neural Processing, Genetics


4 - Sensation and perception



5 - States of Consciousness


6 - Learning


7 - Cognition: Memory and Thinking


8 - Motivation and Emotion


9 - Development


10 - Personality


11 - Intelligence and Testing


12 - Abnormal Psychology


13 - Therapy and Treatment


14 - Social Psychology



PERIOD 6

UNIT

STUDENTS ASSIGNED

STUDENT REVIEW SHEET

1 - History and Approaches


2 - Research Methods


3 - Brain, Neural Processing, Genetics


4 - Sensation and perception


5 - States of Consciousness


6 - Learning


7 - Cognition: Memory and Thinking


8 - Motivation and Emotion


9 - Development


10 - Personality


11 - Intelligence and Testing


12 - Abnormal Psychology


13 - Therapy and Treatment


14 - Social Psychology





Practice Tests


Practice Tests by unit

Kaplan Practice Tests - free through LearningPod

Baron's Review Test






Brainscape

Practice Tests
huge link of practice tests by subject, with answers

Practice Test 1
Full practice exam with great explanations of the answers including FRQs

Practice Test 2
Full practice exam with great explanations of the answers including FRQs

AP Psych Ipod app
Test review app - 5 ways to get a 5

PsychTest Hero

Way to calculate your AP score: roughly:

AP Psych Calculator


Review Links


Crash Course Psychology Videos
by Hank Green

SparkNotes - AP Psych Review
Broken down by topics

Cliffsnotes - AP Psych
Review by topics

AP Psych Review Flashcards

SparkCharts

Great quick reviews by unit

Statistics Workshop

The Psych Files
Visual and auditory organizers that review key concepts and how they connect

AP Psych Review videos
Review clips on almost every topic

Interactive Experiment Map
Map of the US with locations of major US experiments in psychology

Top 10 Psychology Studies


March Madness bracket style review of influential psychologists. Who are you top seeds???



Topics of all the FRQs up until the 2012 exam:




Out of the 38 questions listed above, here is the frequency by unit:
Unit Number
Unit Topics
Number of FRQs Referenced In
1
History & Approaches
6
2
Research Methods
13
3
Biological Bases for Behavior
12
4
Sensation and Perception
7
5
States of Consciousness
7
6
Learning
14
7
Cognition: Memory & Thinking
14
8
Motivation and Emotion
9
9
Developmental
5
10
Personality
4
11
Testing and Intelligence
4
12
Abnormal
3
13
Treatment
5
14
Social
12
Most often used: Memory, Learning, Research Methods, and Social Psychology


PsychSims

New link to get to all of the PsychSim Labs
Unit
PsychSimLink
Handout Questions
1
History and Approaches
Psychology's Timeline

2
Research and Stats
Descriptive Statistics

3
The Brain
Hemispheric Specialization
Mind Reading Monkeys

4
Sensation and Perception
Auditory System
Visual Illusions


5
States of Consciousness
Your Mind on Drugs

6
Learning
Operant Conditioning

7
Cognition
Iconic Memory


My Head is Spinning

8
Motivation and Emotion
Hunger and the Fat Rat

Expressing Emotion
All Stressed Out







9
Development


10
Personality
Helplessly Hoping

11
Intelligence
Get Smart

12
Abnormal
Mystery Client

13
Treatment and Therapy
Computer Therapist

14
Social
Social Decision Making

PsychSim4

an older PsychSim site with some great resources


I WILL SURVIVE (the AP Psych test)

Thought I was afraid,
And was petrified,
My thinking Schactered all those
feelings that I had inside,
But then I changed the valence of
my emotions for this song
I grew strong,
AP psych had turned me on.
So now I'm here,
Ready to test,
And I know Pavlov's UCR
And Little Albert's UCS,
Bandura and his Bobo dolls;
Role-playing, Standford, Dr. Z;
Milgram worked with obedience
Gestalt orders what I see

Chorus:
Cerebellum: Balances me
The limbic system's
Hippocampus aids in memory
I guess we've come a long way since phrenology
I've used mnemonics,
Problem-solved heuristically
I know that I
Will earn a five
I know of modes and medians,
And the STM of Clive.
Operate with Piaget;
Reflex: fight or run away;
I'll earn a five.
I’ll earn a five

Hey, Hey

Superego, ego, id
Brain plasticity
REM, alpha waves
Schema, stranger anxiety
And I've spent such a lot of nights
Hoping someday to understand
I used to sigh
But now the test is nigh
And so it's true
Call me Freud two
I know Festinger and Watson and
Flashbulb memory, too.
And so I feel like standing up
To say to people close to me
That I'm using all my knowledge
I'm no pigeon. I can see ...

Chorus:
Chorus: (coda: I will survive and earn a five)