Introduction to Psychology

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Psychology 111: 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.

  1. The Evolution of Psychology
  2. The Research Enterprise in Psychology
  3. The Biological Bases of Behavior
  4. Intelligence and Psychological Testing
  5. Exam 1
  6. Sensation and Perception
  7. Learning
  8. Human Memory
  9. Exam 2
  10. Motivation and Emotion
  11. Human Development Across the Life Span
  12. Social Behavior
  13. Exam 3
  14. Personality: Theory, Research and Assessment
  15. Psychological Disorders
  16. Treatment of Psychological Disorders
  17. Exam 4
  18. 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:


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.

You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.