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Introduction to Psychology

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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Description

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Sophia's Introduction to Psychology course helps you understand the basic principles of psychology. 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.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (this are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • 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 well-being

Reviews

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423 Student Reviews
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by Celestine R. on June 22, 2019
This was a great learning experience and I really enjoyed the whole process. Thank you so much!!
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by John S. on June 21, 2019
well taught class and method of teaching is good
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by Chantelle W. on June 20, 2019
I learned a on a subject that has always interest me. If my math and science grades were better I would have pursued a career in psychology. There's still so much to learn about the human mind. Thank you
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by albert r. on June 18, 2019
Great class with lots of information. I wish business class was this good.
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by Vanessa A. on June 17, 2019
The course itself was a bit lengthy and covered a lot of ground. The instructor in the videos was difficult to follow along with and just didn't hold my attention. Without any other options, I mainly read the text on my own, but I absolutely would have benefitted from having an alternative to visualize some of the concepts I was learning.
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by Debbie R. on June 17, 2019
I have learn a lot from this course.
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by Shanice H. on June 16, 2019
Amazing course! I learned a lot and the challenges were easy to comprehend.
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by Tammy F. on June 16, 2019
Enjoyed learning at my own pace. Covered many aspects of psychology. Great way to earn credits towards my degree!

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