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AP Psych Exam Study Guide: What's Crucial?

Hey folks, I'm trying to get a study plan together for the AP Psych exam and could use some direction. What are the main theories or studies that I should memorize? Also, do you have any tips for remembering all the different terms and psychologists?

8 months ago

Hi there, gearing up for AP exams is definitely a smart move! For AP Psychology specifically, there are a few key areas you'll want to have a firm grasp on. These include major theories of psychology, key studies, and the contributions of influential psychologists like Freud, Piaget, and Milgram. The College Board can sometimes focus on research methods and ethics, so be sure you're well-versed in those areas too.

A good strategy for remembering terms and concepts is to create flashcards or utilize an app that can help you with repetitive learning. Associating terms with mnemonic devices or relate-able situations can also be a big help. For example, you could link Pavlov's classical conditioning to a personal routine that triggers a specific response. That way, the concept is much easier to recall because it's connected to something familiar to you.

Another key tip is to take full-length practice tests under timed conditions to get accustomed to the AP exam format and pacing. It’s also helpful to review the explanations for any questions you miss to understand your errors and prevent them in the future. Remember, consistency is key, so study a little each day leading up to the exam. You've got this!

8 months ago

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