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The Best AP Psychology Review Books of 2015

In addition to the extensive content reviews, Cracking the AP Psychology Exam also includes two full-length practice exams, a list of techniques in acing the exam, and milestone activities to show your progress as you work through the book.

If you’re looking for the best review book for the AP Psychology exam, this is one of your best options.

Pros:

1. Great supplement for the AP Psychology exam and course itself

2. In-depth practice exams to help with the AP Psychology multiple choice portion of the exam

3. Very comprehensive and covers every chapter

4. Contains test taking strategies

Cons: There are inconsistencies some portions of the book in terms of aligning with the latest psychology standards. For example, the abnormal psychology chapter uses the term DSM-V but includes the criteria for DSM-IV. This can lead to students making a huge mistake so it's something to be wary of.

Overall Rating: 8.5/10

Barron’s AP Psychology, 6th Edition, is a great option when picking a review book for AP Psychology. It contains extensive review topics on every chapter covered within the course.

The first thing that’s noticed upon opening Barron’s AP Psychology, 6th Edition, is that it contains a diagnostic test. This test assesses your understanding of the material at whatever level you start using the book. After finishing the pretest, you can focus your attention to the topics that you are struggling with. Alternatively, you can start the test at the beginning of the semester and retake it as you learn new material.



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What is the best book to learn about general psychology?

The study of psychology has been written about in too many books to provide a definitive answer on which is the best book. Regarded as a good place to start and a well rounded introduction volume is an invitation to psychology by Carole Wade and Carol Travis.



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