AP® Psychology - Course 2

How the Brain Works

This psychology course will show you how the brain works. You will learn the basics of neuroscience, genetics and evolutionary psychology. We will also cover the visual system and other sensory systems. The course concludes with coverage of the variety of states of consciousness.

This course includes video-based lectures and demonstrations, interviews with real research psychologists and a plethora of practice questions to help prepare you for that AP® Psychology exam.

This is the second in a six-course AP® Psychology sequence designed to prepare you for the AP® Psychology exam.

Additional Courses: 

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior 

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

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Institution University of British Columbia
Instructor Steven J. Barnes
Length 5 weeks
Effort 8-12 hours per week
Availability Current
Language English (English)
Subjects Biology & Life Sciences Science Social Sciences
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