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Psychology

Intro to Psychology

Overview

Intro to Psychology course is equivalent to a 1 semester, college-level course that focuses on psychological theory, principles and terminology.
This course is available live and on-demand through the online Nursing , Other Degree , and Individual Course Credits programs.

  • All Other Degrees

    Course Type: Credit-By-Course
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Social Sciences and History
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Social Sciences or General Elective
    Length: 4 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: Weekly Quizzes and Final Exam (90 mins | 95 Questions)

    About This Course

    Intro to Psychology is a college-level course that covers the psychological theory, principles and terminology. Equivalent to a freshman level introductory course, this course stresses basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles. It covers thirteen areas, in almost equal percentages, that include: history of psychology, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology, treatment and social psychology, as well as statistics, test and measurements.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify psychological theory, principles and terminology.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the thirteen areas: history of psychology, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology, treatment and social psychology, as well as statistics, test and measurements.
    • Show ability to comprehend, evaluate and analyze problem situations.
    • Apply knowledge from the thirteen areas covered to new situations.
    • Understand basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles.

  • Nursing

    Course Type: Credit-By-Exam
    Credits: 3 Semester Credits
    Category: Social Sciences and History
    Course Equivalence: College-Level Social Sciences or General Elective
    Length: 11 Lectures + 1 Final Exam
    Assessments: 1 Exam at a CLEP® Testing Facility (90 mins | 115 Questions)

    About This Course

    Intro to Psychology prepares individuals for a credit-by-exam that tests the student’s knowledge of psychological theory, principles and terminology. Equivalent to a freshman level introductory course, the exam stresses basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles. The exam covers thirteen areas, in almost equal percentages, that include: history of psychology, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology, treatment and social psychology, as well as statistics, test and measurements.

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify psychological theory, principles and terminology.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the thirteen areas: history of psychology, biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation, personality, abnormal and developmental psychology, treatment and social psychology, as well as statistics, test and measurements.
    • Show ability to comprehend, evaluate and analyze problem situations.
    • Apply knowledge from the thirteen areas covered to new situations.
    • Understand basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles.
  • About Instructor

    Scott La Salle
    Scott La Salle has been working in the field of human services and education for nearly thirty years. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Communications and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed massage therapist, and a licensed practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living. He works full time as a clinical therapist with Atlanta Public Schools and has been teaching Social Sciences classes including Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Sociology since 2004. He holds a holistic health private practice where he provides spiritual counseling, massage therapy, REIKI, and Angel Therapy. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA and enjoys his opportunity to connect with students all around the country as an online instructor.