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Introduction to Psychology

Sophia's Introduction to Psychology course helps you understand the basic principles of psychology and the scientific methods. In this course, you will study a variety of topics, including the brain, learning and memory, personality, social influence, child and lifespan development, and psychopathology. You will also have the ability to demonstrate the application of these psychology topics to everyday situations. Full Description

3 semester credits

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This Introduction to Psychology Course uses problem­-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real­-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Introduction to Psychology Course helps you understand the basic principles of psychology and the scientific methods. In this course, you will study a variety of topics, including the brain, learning and memory, personality, social influence, child and lifespan development, and psychopathology. You will also have the ability to demonstrate the application of these psychology topics to everyday situations.

In Sophia's Introduction to Psychology Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify foundational philosophies, therapies, and specializations in the field of psychology.
  • Analyze developmental psychology across the lifespan.
  • Identify theories of personality and personality assessment.
  • Articulate scientific research methodology and analytical approaches in the field of psychology.
  • Articulate how brain and psychological factors impact mental health and behavior.
  • Classify psychological disorders and impact on well­being.

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108 Student Reviews
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by Lyndsey G. on June 29, 2016
Awesome course!
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by Billie C. on June 27, 2016
I loved having the ability to listen to the instructor, as well as read the subject matter. Each segment has a mini quiz that doesn't affect your grade. It will test your knowledge of the material covered. The practice milestones allow you to fully gauge your understanding, and points out what you're strong in, and what you need to focus more on before taking the final. I'm a Sophia fan!
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by Shari C. on June 27, 2016
Thanks
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by Karmeka M. on June 26, 2016
Great course!
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by Carrie A. on June 24, 2016
Very thorough course
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by Taylor P. on June 23, 2016
I found it hard to find some of the answers to questions but all in all it was an ok class
Sophia replied on June 23, 2016

Hi Taylor, Each question is supported by multiple tutorials that teach the concept. As always, our Learning Coaches are here to help if you cannot find the right instructional content. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Patience W. on June 19, 2016
great
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by Tanya B. on June 17, 2016
It was a bit difficult to get connected being a first time user, but after that it went smoothly

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