The Sonlight Psychology package ties in the science of psychology with the art of understanding how people work, and is written from a Christian perspective.
The heart of this program, in fact, the reason Sonlight decided to offer psychology, is the opportunity to feature Jeff Corson and his interactive guide to Psychology. He's been teaching Advanced Placement Psychology since 1999 and has enjoyed not only seeing students grow, but has also seen them perform well above the national average (80-93%) in achieving college credit for the course.
Corson negates the public perception that psychology is the domain of unbelievers and views it simply as the study of God's workmanship. The more we study our brain and behavior, the more we appreciate His greater purposes.
Some parents worry about sending their students off to college, but Corson wrote this workbook to help prepare students to face the challenges of strengthening their faith in a college/world environment where their faith is challenged every day. The challenge of comparing academic learning to God's Word is a lifelong skill he emphasizes.
He hopes to not only enable students to prepare for the AP* Psych exam, but to reinforce their love for learning.
My daughter used Sonlight's Psychology program and learned so much more than I ever did in a high school (or even college) Psychology program. She was very confident going into the AP exam, and we just learned she received a score of 5 (the top score, 'extremely well qualified')!
–sola gratia, July 2010
Corson's workbook suggests a timeline of Aug. to April (or an accelerated timeline of Dec. to April), for students who want to take the national Advanced Placement Psychology test that's offered in the U.S. in May.
Corson's workbook uses a Psychology textbook by David Myers that includes solid facts, terms and history, and features fascinating real-world applications and a generous sprinkling of laugh-out-loud cartoons. (It's rare to find a textbook that makes you smile).
The Sonlight Psychology package also includes a study guide (Straub) so students can track their progress. This course is a great introduction to psychology for any high schooler with college aspirations or anyone interested in human behavior and design.
I could tell at the beginning of the school year that the Sonlight AP Psych program was a good one and, although challenging, my daughter studied hard and was glad when the official AP test was done. We got her official grade last week - a 5! Thank you Sonlight!
–garnet7, July 2010
Package includes a psychology text, study guide with tests and answer key, and the workbook/diary. Offers students a robust picture of the field of psychology (including a Christian perspective) as they prepare for the AP* Psych exam.
*AP and Advanced Placement are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
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