Why Should I Take AP Psychology?

AP Psychology. That's the class where you analyze your best friend and realize her dreams mean she wants to be a donkey instead of a human, right? Okay, so maybe there's a little (or a lot) more to this class than that. Need proof? Consider concepts such as nature v. nurture, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, or even social stereotypes—and check out our guide to the exam for more topics. Happy Shmooping!

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Psychology is the study of the mind of human behavior

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It deals with everything from perception to states of consciousness

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to abnormal behavior You know like how your little brother

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acts all the time So what can you do with

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your newfound psychic abilities Well you can hypnotize that brother

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of yours and get him to do a little jig

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all day long It doesn't have much practical application but

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it certainly will make you feel good Psychology reveals a

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mysterious alternate reality Me sigmund freud is considered the father

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of psychoanalysis There is no mother of psycho analysis so

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we're assuming he adopted anyway Freud believed that your subconscious

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holds thoughts that your conscious self repress is and that

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dream's reveal your deepest desires and anxieties He claimed that

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everything in your dreams has a deeper meaning Some people

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even believe that dreams are prophetic like warnings of danger

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Come although in the words of freud himself sometimes a

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cigar is just a cigar Imagine an ap class that

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encourages you to daydream Too good to be true Well

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pinch yourself How this's really wish my help You will

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be reciting maslow's hierarchy debating nature versus nurture in curbing

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social stereotypes faster than your classmates can say electroencephalogram And

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of course you'll improve your chances of facing the ap

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exams togather with getting the zone it's Time to get 00:02:06.67 --> [endTime] set