Take Introduction to Psychology online at your own pace

Explore the mysteries of the mind with Sophia’s Introduction to Psychology online course. Access the courseroom when and where it’s convenient for you and make quick work of your college-level general education requirements.

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Course description

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

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these 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

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  • Take the first Challenge of any course
  • Go at your own pace
  • Access anytime, anywhere
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Access the course content through the first Challenge of any of Sophia’s 30+ courses.

Check Sophia’s list of partner schools to see if your school is on the list. If not, contact your registrar to learn about your school’s transfer credit policy and if Sophia coursework can be submitted for transfer.

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An ACE Credit®-recommended learning pathway

Sophia’s ACE Credit®- and DEAC-recommended courses have been accepted for credit at hundreds of colleges and universities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

The DEAC is a national accrediting organization that evaluates distance education curriculum. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education recognize the DEAC as a trusted distance education authority.