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Course Description

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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  • 6 Months to Complete
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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 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. 19Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: The History of Psychology
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Research

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

Lesson 3: Understanding the Biology of Behavioral Neuroscience

This lesson explores the relationship between biology and psychology. 26Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Science Daily
  • Review Article: The Biology of Behavior
  • Complete Assignment: Understanding How Biology Affects Behavior
  • Complete Exam: 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. 28Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: The Incredible Human Body: The Five Senses
  • Review Article: Senses Projects
  • Complete Assignment: Appreciating the Senses
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: States of Consciousness

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

Lesson 6: Cognition

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

Lesson 7: Process of Learning

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

Lesson 8: Understanding Memory

This lesson explores what processes we use to recall information 29Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Mind Tools
  • Review Article: The Brain from Top to Bottom
  • Complete Assignment: Understanding Memory
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Understanding Language

This lesson describes how the human brain comprehends and produces language. 22Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Merriam-Webster Online
  • Review Article: Ethnologue
  • Complete Assignment: How Language Evolves
  • Complete Exam: 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. 29Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: PBS Parents
  • Review Article: Developmental Delays Resources
  • Complete Assignment: Early Childhood Education
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Adolescence and Adulthood Development

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

Lesson 12: Understanding Intelligence

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

Lesson 13: Human Sexuality and Gender Role Development

This lesson discusses human sexuality, gender traits and role development. 20Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Religious Tolerance
  • Review Article: Kidshealth
  • Complete Exam: 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. 18Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Personality Theory Research
  • Review Article: The Life and Work of Freud
  • Complete Exam: 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. 29Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review Article: Mayo Clinic
  • Complete Assignment: Personality Disorders & Pop Culture
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Therapies

This lesson explains modern day therapies and the most influential psychologists throughout history. 29Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review Article: Types of Therapy
  • Review Article: Mental Health Matters
  • Complete Assignment: Talk Therapy
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Social Psychology

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

Final Exam

Final exam 150Total Points
  • Take Poll: Additional Study
  • Take Survey: Final Course Survey
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: The Final Exam
564
Total Course Points

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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
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
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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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