AP® Psychology - Course 5: Health and Behavior

Learn about the relationship between stress and physical and mental health and the treatment of abnormal behavior, including psychological disorders.

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8–12 hours per week
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About this course

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This psychology course is all about the relationship between health and behavior. We will examine stress as a concept and learn about its relation to health and psychological adjustment. We will discuss abnormal behavior and how psychologists assess it as well as a wide range of psychological disorders and approaches to their treatment.

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

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

Additional Courses:

AP® Psychology - Course 1: What is Psychology?

AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works

AP® Psychology - Course 3: How the Mind Works

AP® Psychology - Course 4: How Behavior Works

AP® Psychology - Course 6: Exam Preparation & Review

At a glance

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • an understanding of stress as a concept
  • the relationship between stress and physical and mental health
  • approaches to understanding and classifying abnormal behavior
  • the various categories and types of mental disorders as defined in the diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM)
  • the various approaches to the treatment of psychological disorders

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