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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

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  • 3 semester credits at Excelsior College
  • Excelsior College Equivalency: Social Sciences (GEN ED)
  • Category: Social Science

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This Introduction to Psychology Course uses problem­-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real­-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

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.

In Sophia's Introduction to Psychology Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • 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 well­being.

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by Holly G. on October 15, 2018
Great course!
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by Trent M. on October 12, 2018
Excellent course.
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by Karina M. on October 12, 2018
This was a good course. A lot of the information I learned could be applied to life now. The only problem I had was that a couple of the questions were not in the readings.
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by Leslie H. on October 7, 2018
When I started Introduction to Psychology, I did so with an open mind as I wasn't sure what I would be getting out of this course. What I did get out of this class was so much more than I ever thought! It definitely opened my eyes to a whole different level, as far as how we as humans function. I am really glad that I took this course, thank you!
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by Arriette R. on October 2, 2018
Great class! New learning as well as reinforced learning. Completed course ahead of time. Preferred using lectures with the videos, however had problems with the videos freezing up and had to restart each time. That was the only negative experience, otherwise really enjoyed the course.
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by Nathan B. on September 30, 2018
Lots of good info
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by kelsey w. on September 30, 2018
This course was pretty thorough. The only problem I had was that there were some lessons with more then one sophia tutorial for the topic and I didnt catch it
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by Walter M. on September 28, 2018
I really enjoyed Intro to Psychology. Not only does it open an interesting dynamic for me being a father and learning the emotional and psychological growths of my children but it also allowed me to analyze more clearly day to day situations that before I might have be oblivious to.

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  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?
    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?
    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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