Social ScienceIntroduction to Psychology: Smarter Decisions Through Psychology
Take Introduction to Psychology: Smarter Decisions Through 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.
ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits
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Why do you think, behave, and make decisions in the way that you do? Psychology is a human and scientific endeavor that uncovers the mysteries of thought and behavior. In this course, you will explore concepts such as learning, motivation, development, emotion, and personality and how you can use that knowledge to make smarter decisions for your future.
Assessments and grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 13 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 3 Touchstones (open-ended responses) with an overall score of 70% or better.
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