With the model answers provided, the student can now concentrate on learning and memorising the answers for his or her Paper 1 and Paper 2 IB Psychology examinations.
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The table below provides some representative data from a variety of colleges and universities. This information is meant to provide a general overview of the scoring and placement information related to the AP Psychology exam. You'll need to contact the appropriate Registrar's office to get AP placement information for a particular college, and even for the colleges below, the placement information will change from year to year as the AP exam changes and college standards evolve.
Most colleges and universities have a social science requirement as part of their core curriculum, so a high score on the AP Psychology exam will sometimes fulfill that requirement. Even if it doesn't, taking the AP Psychology course will help prepare you for college psychology courses, and having some background in psychology can also be useful in other areas of study such as literary analysis (to understand, for example, why characters in a novel behave the way they do).
AP Psychology is one of the more popular Advanced Placement subjects, and in 2016 over 293,000 students took the exam. Of those, about 188,000 thousand scored a three or higher and could potentially earn college credit (although most selective schools look for a 4 or higher). The mean score was a 3.07.
The AP Psychology exam covers research methods, social and biological bases of behavior, perception, learning, developmental psychology, testing, treatment and other topics.