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Psychology 101Why not learn the basics of psychology with our online course designed to give students the most flexibility and independence?  Psychology 101 is a comprehensive class providing an up-to-date presentation of the fundamentals of psychology. It's an excellent resource for any age student curious to learn about the extensive amounts of knowledge explaining human behavior.

This user-friendly course will cover topics that will help your understanding of behavior and you'll learn the many theories that explain the complexities of human interactions. You'll find topics that dissect the brain to understand the thinking process; topics on the theorists and contributions of Pavlov, Skinner and Thorndike; topics on the influence of personality theorized by Freud; topics on the world of social psychology, and much more. 

If you're pursuing any of the numerous career options involving the vast field of psychology or you're a non-academic hobbyist and life-long learner, this course will provide a solid introduction.

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Psychology

    This lesson defines psychology and reviews many of the important dates and individuals who have contributed to this science.
  • Lesson 2: Research

    This lesson looks at the different methodologies and benefits of research.
  • Lesson 3: Understanding the Biology of Behavioral Neuroscience

    This lesson explores the relationship between biology and psychology.
  • Lesson 4: Understanding the Influence of Perception and the Other Five Senses

    This lesson describes how our five senses impact our perceptions.
  • Lesson 5: States of Consciousness

    The connection between conscious and unconscious behaviors which effect personality.
  • Lesson 6: Cognition

    This lesson explains how cognitive science explores the mental processes of memory, language, and problem solving.
  • Lesson 7: Process of Learning

    How we process information that yields long-term behavior patterns.
  • Lesson 8: Understanding Memory

    This lesson explores what processes we use to recall information
  • Lesson 9: Understanding Language

    This lesson describes how the human brain comprehends and produces language.
  • Lesson 10: Child Development

    This lesson describes the milestones of development from birth to five years and identifies the signs of developmental delays.
  • Lesson 11: Adolescence and Adulthood Development

    This lesson describes the developmental markers and challenges that occur between childhood and adulthood.
  • Lesson 12: Understanding Intelligence

    This lesson discusses the definition of intelligence and the ways it can be measured.
  • Lesson 13: Human Sexuality and Gender Role Development

    This lesson discusses human sexuality, gender traits and role development.
  • Lesson 14: Personality Theory and Assessment

    In this lesson, we identify the factors that make each person's personality "unique" and discuss the theories of Sigmund Freud and others.
  • Lesson 15: Psychological Disorders

    This lesson focuses on symptoms and names given to abnormal behavior and distress associated with psychological disorders and some of their treatments.
  • Lesson 16: Therapies

    This lesson explains modern day therapies and the most influential psychologists throughout history.
  • Lesson 17: Social Psychology

    This lesson describes how one's social awareness and close relationships influence behavior and perceptions.
  • Final Exam

    Final exam
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Course Title: Psychology 101
Course Number: 33623
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $90.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define psychology.
  • Describe the research behind psychology.
  • Summarize biology of behavioral neuroscience.
  • Summarize influence of perception and the other five senses.
  • Summarize states of consciousness.
  • Summarize cognition.
  • Describe the process of learning, memory, and language.
  • Describe child development.
  • Describe adolescence and adulthood development.
  • Define intelligence.
  • Define human sexuality and gender role development.
  • Summarize personality theory and assessment.
  • Summarize psychological disorders.
  • Describe psychological therapies.
  • Define social psychology, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Specialized Fields in PsychologyAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam18
Descriptive Methods of ResearchAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam19
Understanding How Biology Affects BehaviorAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam16
Appreciating the SensesAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam18
Lesson 5 ExamExam18
Testing Your MemoryAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam19
Learned BehaviorsAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam19
Understanding MemoryAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam19
How Language EvolvesAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam17
Early Childhood EducationAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam19
Assessing Adolescent DevelopmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam18
IQ TestingAssignment25
Lesson 12 ExamExam16
Gender Role DevelopmentAssignment25
Lesson 13 ExamExam20
Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor Model TheoryAssignment25
Lesson 14 ExamExam18
Personality Disorders & Pop CultureAssignment25
Lesson 15 ExamExam19
Talk TherapyAssignment25
Lesson 16 ExamExam19
How Society can Influence our DecisionsAssignment25
Lesson 17 ExamExam17
The Final ExamExam179
Total Points:918

Student Testimonials

  • "It was very substantial and comprehensive yet concise and well designed and edifying." -- Bernard P.
  • "I thought the essay-type assignments were very helpful in understanding and applying the info provided in the chapters. I also liked that there were online links for further info for every chapter....I thought this was a very good introduction to Psychology - very much worth what I paid." -- Susan S.
  • "The lessons in general are very well exposed and the order of the topics makes it much easier to understand the whole picture." -- Ximena H.

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