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Social Sciences

Honors Developmental Psychology

Grades 11, 12

This psychology course will discuss major themes and recent findings from conception through adolescence in the area of developmental psychology.  The content will focus on the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of life stages.  Topics such as alcoholism, child abuse and neglect, gender differences, intelligence testing, sibling relationships, nutrition, and parenting styles will be addressed.  The impact of ethnic, gender, and cultural factors on development will be discussed.  This course is great for those interested in psychology, education, social work, or any profession relating to people.

Requirements for placement into Honors Developmental Psychology: The student needs to have a GPA of 85 or above and positive teacher report card comments indicating responsibility.  Department approval is required.

AP Psychology

Designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

GPA of 93 and approval from the Mrs. Lisa DeCicco (Instructor)

Entrance into AP classes is by invitation based on achieved scores.
AP students must take the exam for AP, and families are financially responsible for the associated fees.

Department Members

Mrs. Elaine Bradley P' 03

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: M.A. Rider University

Mrs. Lisa DeCicco

Titles: Faculty, Counselor
Degrees: M.A. Rosemont College