AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

Learn how your brain works and the basics of neuroscience, genetics and consciousness.

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Estimated 5 weeks
8–12 hours per week
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About this course

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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

At a glance

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • The basics of neuroanatomy, neural transmission, and the endocrine system
  • The basics of genetics
  • An understanding of the field of evolutionary psychology
  • The neuroscience and psychology of the visual system and your other sensory systems
  • The psychology of perception and attention
  • The variety of states of consciousness

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