Honors Psychology

Program Overview

Psychology is a two-semester honors high school course where each semester may be taken independently. Topics covered in the first semester (Honors Psychology I) include: the biological basis of psychology, developmental psychology, sensation and perception, and cognitive processes. Topics covered in the second semester (Honors Psychology II) will include: motivation, social psychology, personality, clinical psychology and industrial psychology.

Required Materials

Psychology in Everyday Life (4th edition) by David G. Myers and C. Nathan Dewall (ISBN: 1-319-01373-2). This class will not use the online instruction system, so students should feel free to buy used copies that lack an access code. We suggest the 4th edition as used copies can be purchased for $20 to $40, but the 5th edition is also acceptable.