Friday, May 29, 2009

New AP Psychology Course Description

The College Board has just released a new edition of the AP Psychology Course Description, commonly called the "Acorn Book", for the May 2010 and May 2011 exams. This book, written by the AP Psychology Test Development Committee, provides the primary framework of a typical AP Psychology course.

The Test Development Committee has re-designed much of the Acorn Book to include learning objectives for each of the fourteen content areas. This is a "must read" for all AP Psychology teachers this summer.

The new Acorn Book can be found at within the AP Central website or purchased from the College Board store at

A special thanks to Mary Spilis of Charlevoix, MI for providing the genesis for this posting. Please send any ideas you might have for future postings on the Teaching High School Psychology blog to Kent Korek at or any of the other moderators.

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