Introduction to Psychology
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $301.00/Credit (No Fees)
This course is a survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, with consideration of the nature and scope of psychology as a science and a profession.
The major objective of the course is to provide you with an intensive overview of the field of psychology and the breadth of topics that comprise the field of psychology.
At the end of this course, you will be a more sophisticated people watcher. That is, the material of the course will broaden your perspective on behavior and allow you to observe, interpret, and enjoy the behavior from a more knowledgeable and richer perspective.
- The Evolution of Psychology
- The Research Enterprise in Psychology
- The Biological Bases of Behavior
- Intelligence and Psychological Testing
- Exam 1
- Sensation and Perception
- Human Memory
- Exam 2
- Motivation and Emotion
- Human Development Across the Life Span
- Social Behavior
- Exam 3
- Personality: Theory, Research and Assessment
- Psychological Disorders
- Treatment of Psychological Disorders
- Exam 4
- Exam 5
Weiten, Wayne. Psychology: Themes & Variations. 10th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2017. ISBN-10: 978-1-305-49820-4
You may use a hard cover, loose leaf, e-book or rented book as long as it is the 10th edition.
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 13 Lessons
- 5 Proctored Exams
Each lesson has an open-book quiz where you are asked to answer 20 randomly selected multiple-choice questions. The purpose of this quiz is to assess your knowledge of material from the chapter. The lesson immediately preceding each exam will ask you to answer one additional, randomly selected essay question.
The multiple-choice exams will cover material learned in lessons and chapters preceding the exams. The last multiple-choice exam is comprehensive and will cover the material from the entire textbook.