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Welcome to Ms. Hennen's AP Psychology Class!

Course:            Advanced Placement Psychology
Instructor:        Mrs. K. Arnold-Hennen
Phone:             (754) 323-0350                               
Email:              kerri.arnold@browardschools.com or 
  appsych.hennen@yahoo.com
Textbook:       Myers, David G. (2004).  Psychology (7th ed.).  
  New York, Worth Publishing, 2004.

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To my AMAZING Students,

We are almost at the finish line!!!  (so... FINISH STRONG!)

I am very pleased with your dedication to this course.
You all have your differences in opinions, study habits, and personalities that allow class to be so extraordinary!
It has been such a pleasure to see you mature into the young adults you are.

We will complete the text by Monday, March 23, 2009.
I know that this schedule is demanding, however, in the end I PROMISE you will be ready to kick some butt on May 12th!
Let's remain focused and we will accomplish what we have set out to do... succeed!
Please remember, if there is ANYTHING you need, do not hesitate to see me or email me.

We will begin reviewing for the AP Exam on March 24, 2009.
Be sure to purchase the reference books I listed on your 4th Quarter Syllabus by March 19th.  They are NOT optional!
I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!  
(Be sure to REM Rebound and be intrinsically motivated to study!)

-Mrs. Hennen
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Students,
We are half-way done!
I am very pleased with your dedication to this course.
You all have your differences in opinions, study habits, and personalities that make you SHINE in your own way!
It is such a pleasure to see you mature into the young adults you are.

Please remember, if there is ANYTHING you need, do not hesitate to see me or email me.

You're all the BEST!
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Students, 
I would like to thank each and everyone of you for such a fabulous four months of school!
Each day I am thankful for the opportunity to teach you.
I know the course work is demanding!  Keep up the dedication!  
I PROMISE it will pay off in the end.
Have a wonderful holiday break!  
Be sure to spend Quality Time with those you Love!
-Mrs. Hennen

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Students,
The first quarter has come to a close and it has been such a great experience teaching you and learning about you.
I am so honored to be your teacher!  
You are AWESOME!!!!!!
You all are such great students and amazing individuals!
We still have A LOT of material to cover, but I am sure we will accomplish this great task with nothing less than success!
I am extremely excited about the remainder of the school year!  

I encourage you to utilize this website as a resource for notes and information regarding the course and AP Exam. 
If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me or see me in class.

My email address:  appsych.hennen@yahoo.com

Remember:  Have FUN Learning!  

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Hennen
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Welcome to Advanced Placement Psychology! I hope everyone is looking forward to the 2008 - 2009 school year! I am excited about our endeavor and I know that although it will be challenging, we will all enjoy this year very much!  This is a college level course that uses a college level textbook. You will be treated as responsible intellectuals and I will expect you to be serious about learning the ins and outs of what psychology is all about.
  
The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals.  Students will be exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. A goal of this course is to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses, in addition to preparing students for the AP Exam.
 
In this yearlong course, students will be expected to understand objective, empirical methods of collecting and interpreting data, make meaningful interconnection between disparate concepts and analyze, evaluate and critique thematic perspectives. Content will include, but not be limited to, methods, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing for intelligence and personality, abnormal psychology, treatment of disorders, and social psychology.  Course outline will adhere to the guidelines of the College Board.

This college level course will expand your knowledge, challenge your mind and, at times, actually be entertaining!  It will help you to better understand yourself and those around you.  Psychology is a very dynamic discipline, so there is a lot to learn!  

I would like everyone to get started in the right direction.  You will find this course much more manageable if you set up a regular schedule for yourself.  We will be covering a lot of material this year, so a consistent schedule will be particularly helpful.  This will help you to remain ahead of deadlines and have plenty of time to complete assignments and readings. Students will be expected to come to class prepared for the day’s lesson or exam, participate in class activities and discussions, and turn in all work on time.  Organization, respect, and responsibility are crucial for success in this class. 

I am looking forward to teaching, working, sharing my passion of Psychology, and learning with you. Because I am committed to your success, as your instructor, I will do everything possible to make this class both interesting and challenging for you.  I will give my best, and I only ask the same from each of you.  If any problems or concerns develop, please do not hesitate to see me or email me.  I cannot help you if you do not communicate your concerns to me.  

Sincerely,
Mrs. Kerri Hennen



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Advanced Placement Psychology 2008 - 2012©
Mrs. Kerri Hennen