Psychology, the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, is an interesting course of study not only for high school students but also for university students.
At Lawton Chiles High school in Tallahassee, Florida, many students choose AP Psychology as a part of their schedule. Some believe it’s easier than other AP classes.
“It does not require a lot of knowledge. It is simply about everyday life!” said Leena Asad, a junior at Lawton Chiles, to JSR.
“Rather than taking AP biology or AP physics,” she continued, “I chose AP psychology which seems very interesting.”
Students in AP Psychology have learned many interesting things. For example, they have learned about how impressionable people can be when given information by teachers or parents, and how our psychological reactions to events and explanations can impact our critical thinking.
“I’ve never thought that this type of our mental process is a psychology. …We are in the psychology,” Asad said.
“It seems very heavy subject but it’s not,” said student Jamie Ha in an interview with JSR. “It is all about what happened in your day!”