Online Class: Psychology 101


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  • 18
    Lessons
  • 30
    Exams &
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  • 16
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.6
    CEUs
  • 4,665
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Course Description

Why 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.

The field of human psychology is a powerful force in modern society, and its influence is widespread, in language, law, the social contract, and in our perception of ourselves. 

As a primary goal, psychology is intended to understand human behavior. As a secondary goal, psychology is focused upon treatment methodologies for behaviors deemed abnormal.

From gaining insight into one's stream of unconscious to studying and treating serious conditions, psychology addresses all forms of mental processes from the merely disruptive to the gravely severe.

Generally speaking, multifaceted, psychology encapsulates a broad array of areas. One of the common ways of subdividing the science is to separate it into what are referred to as applied (employed in practical use) and experimental (under scientific investigation) areas.

Within the two subdivisions (applied and experimental areas) of psychology, there exists a host of specialized fields:

  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology (Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sports Psychology


Regardless of the specific field, the central issues on which psychologists tend to focus remain the same. Included within this grouping are:
  • Cognition
  • Emotion
  • Intelligence
  • Learning
  • Motivation
  • Perception
  • Personality
  • Nature versus Nurture (Extent to which individuals are shaped by genetics or by the environment)

 

While much of the psychology of today is based upon an amalgamation of centuries of study and research, there still remains a great deal of growth within the discipline.

Examples of some of the areas in which advancements with psychology have occurred recently:
  • imaging technology with an increased emphasis on the interface between the brain and behavior, 
  • understanding of infants' cognitive abilities (for example to recognize numerals),
  • researched-based changes made to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the definitive guide to categorizing mental disorders and the criteria for diagnosing them.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 
 

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Psychology

This lesson defines psychology and reviews many of the important dates and individuals who have contributed to this science. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Research

This lesson looks at the different methodologies and benefits of research. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Understanding the Biology of Behavioral Neuroscience

This lesson explores the relationship between biology and psychology. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Understanding How Biology Affects Behavior
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Understanding the Influence of Perception and the Other Five Senses

This lesson describes how our five senses impact our perceptions. 28 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Senses Projects
  • Complete Assignment: Appreciating the Senses
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: States of Consciousness

The connection between conscious and unconscious behaviors which effect personality. 28 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: States of Consciousness
  • Complete Assignment: Meditation
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Cognition

This lesson explains how cognitive science explores the mental processes of memory, language, and problem solving. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Testing Your Memory
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Process of Learning

How we process information that yields long-term behavior patterns. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Understanding Memory

This lesson explores what processes we use to recall information 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Repressed Memories
  • Complete Assignment: Understanding Memory
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Understanding Language

This lesson describes how the human brain comprehends and produces language. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: How Language Evolves
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Child Development

This lesson describes the milestones of development from birth to five years and identifies the signs of developmental delays. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Early Childhood Education
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Adolescence and Adulthood Development

This lesson describes the developmental markers and challenges that occur between childhood and adulthood. 27 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Brain Development in Young Adolescents; Adolescent Emotional Development
  • Complete Assignment: Assessing Adolescent Development
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Understanding Intelligence

This lesson discusses the definition of intelligence and the ways it can be measured. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Human Sexuality and Gender Role Development

This lesson discusses human sexuality, gender traits and role development. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

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. 18 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Personality Theories
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

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. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Personality Disorders & Pop Culture
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Therapies

This lesson explains modern day therapies and the most influential psychologists throughout history. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Talk Therapy
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Social Psychology

This lesson describes how one's social awareness and close relationships influence behavior and perceptions. 27 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Take Poll: Psychology
  • Complete Assignment: How Society can Influence our Decisions
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Exam

Final Exam

Final exam 150 Total Points
  • Take Poll: Additional Study
  • Take Survey: Final Course Survey
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Exam
559
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define psychology.
  • Describe the research behind psychology.
  • Know biology of behavioral neuroscience.
  • Know influence of perception and the other five senses.
  • Know states of consciousness.
  • Know 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.
  • Know personality theory and assessment.
  • Know psychological disorders.
  • Describe psychological therapies.
  • Define social psychology, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Psychology 101
Course Number: 33623
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
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).
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
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $90.00

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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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