Our goals with this new AP Edition were to create the most useful tool possible to introduce AP students to the study of psychology and to prepare them for success on the Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology Exam. Response from students and teachers using the fourth edition has been very gratifying— particularly the feedback from students who are reading our text and are excited by this introduction to the fascinating field of psychology. For this AP Edition, we have retained the approach of the fourth edition, and we have made specific changes and additions to tailor the text to AP Psychology classes. We have paid special attention to the presentation, adjusting it throughout to be more relevant, appropriate, and clear and understandable for high school AP students. In addition, we have created specific tools to help AP students prepare for the AP Psychology Exam.