AP® Psychology: Changes for 2020 | The Princeton Review

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Hi there, folks! Do you know what Sigmund Freud was always
saying? If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother. So the bad news is, I make cheesy jokes. But the good news is, if you understood the
reference, you may be in an AP Psychology course. And if you’re in AP Psych, you are going
to need to prep for the AP exam. Which brings us to this very video. So let’s jump right in. Unlike many of the standardized tests you’ve
become so accustomed to taking, the AP Psych exam clocks in at a delightful two hours. And it’s administered at noon. I know! It’ll practically feel like a vacation. While there are changes to the AP Psych exam
as of May 2020, they are not significant. The test will still be broken into two sections
— multiple choice and free response. The multiple choice section will still account
for two-thirds of your score, which works out to the oddly specific percentage of 66.7%. And, assuming the math checks out (spoiler
alert: it does), that means the free response will make up the remaining 33.3%. For the multiple choice section, nothing has
changed from previous years. You’ll have an hour and ten minutes to answer
100 questions. You’ll be asked about a whole slew of topics
— ranging from cognitive and developmental psychology to motivation, emotion, and personality. And you’ll have to harness your skills of
data analysis and scientific investigation. Oh, and you will also be expected to APPLY
the concepts you’ve learned; no simple regurgitation of facts here! The free-response section is slightly shorter
than the multiple-choice section, clocking in at a precise 50 minutes, the same as previous
years. And you’ll still have to answer two questions. However, unlike previous years, now the tasks
will stay the same from year to year. One — the Concept Application question — will
ask you to explain behavior by applying concepts from various theories and perspectives you’ve
covered in the course. The other — the Research Design question
— will require you to assess a research study. Heads up — you should be prepared to interpret
quantitative data for this one. Finally, each question will be worth 7 points;
previously, free-response questions on the AP Psychology were worth between 5 and 8 points. If you’re prepping for the AP Psych exam,
grab a copy of our brand-new, updated-for-2020 Cracking the AP Psychology book. It’s got loads of content review, plus 2
full-length practice tests. Get psyched! To stay on top of all the latest AP updates
— and a whole lot more — subscribe to our channel. Thanks so much for watching, folks!

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