AP® Psychology

AP® Psychology


Instructor: Dr. Nilay

Please review course details below.



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start August 26, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

  • Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


AP® Psychology is the equivalent of a first year university course in psychology. Students are immersed in the systematic and scientific study of mental processes and their relationship to behavior. This course draws connections between biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology and scientific inquiry. It is this amalgamation, which makes studying AP Psychology interesting and exciting.

Please note, students will be given the opportunity to participate in the America Psychology Association Essay Contest, usually held in March of each year.

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 7 hours per week.


  • Learn about the explorations and discoveries made by psychologists over the past century

  • Assess some of the differing approaches adopted by psychologists, including the behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural perspectives

  • Appreciate how psychologists think (i.e. develop an appreciation for the level of critical analysis involved in scientific inquiry)

  • Learn the basic skills involved in psychological research and be able to apply psychological concepts to the real world

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments, assignments, and/or practice AP® exams in a timely manner


  • This course is recommended for students 15 years of age or above

  • Prior completion of a high school level Biology course is required


  1. Myers, David G. Psychology, 10th ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2011. (Includes a study guide)

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser

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Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.