Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Unlocking the Human Mind: Dive into "Psychology 101" Online Course

Are you intrigued by what drives human behavior? Ever wonder why we act the way we do, make certain choices, or interact in specific ways? Dive deep into the captivating world of psychology with our all-encompassing "Psychology 101" online course, meticulously designed to cater to both budding professionals and avid enthusiasts.

According to the American Psychological Association, psychology's primary aim is to understand, predict, and enhance human behavior. With this in mind, our course offers an expansive and contemporary exploration of psychology’s cornerstones. Offering cutting-edge insights, this course equips you with a broad understanding of human behavior and the underlying mechanisms that drive it.

Course Highlights:

  1. Psychology Overview: Kickstart your journey with a holistic understanding of psychology, its significance, and relevance in today's ever-evolving world.

  2. Research Fundamentals: Grasp the intricate techniques employed to study the human mind, understand research ethics, and discern between various research methodologies.

  3. Biology of Behavioral Neuroscience: Discover the intricate neural networks and biological underpinnings that inform our behavior, thoughts, and emotions.

  4. Perception & the Five Senses: Dive into the science of how we perceive the world around us and how our senses shape our experiences.

  5. States of Consciousness: Traverse the realms of sleep, dreams, hypnosis, and altered states of consciousness.

  6. Cognition: Decode the complex processes underlying decision-making, problem-solving, and other cognitive faculties.

  7. The Art of Learning: Delve into theories by renowned figures like Pavlov and Skinner and discern the nuances of conditioning, reinforcement, and observational learning.

  8. Memory Dynamics: Understand the architecture of memory, from short-term recollections to long-lasting impressions.

  9. Language Evolution: Explore the intricate nexus between cognition, culture, and language.

  10. Child Development: Navigate the developmental milestones, from infancy to adolescence, while understanding the psychological changes that accompany them.

  11. Growth in Adulthood: Continue the developmental journey, focusing on the psychological shifts during adulthood and aging.

  12. Intelligence Unraveled: What does it mean to be intelligent? Dive into the theories, tests, and controversies surrounding this fascinating topic.

  13. Sexuality & Gender Role Development: Understand human sexuality's multifaceted nature and how gender roles evolve and influence behavior.

  14. Freud's Legacy & Personality Theories: A comprehensive look at various theories of personality, with a spotlight on Sigmund Freud's groundbreaking contributions.

  15. Psychological Disorders: Navigate the complexities of mental health, understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of various disorders.

  16. Therapeutic Approaches: Delve into the world of therapy, understanding the methodologies, ethics, and impacts of different therapeutic interventions.

  17. Social Psychology: Dive deep into how societal norms, interactions, and other factors shape individual behaviors and perceptions.

The course culminates in a Final Exam that tests your comprehensive understanding of the vast expanse of topics covered.

Why Choose "Psychology 101"?

The human mind is a labyrinth, and the endeavor to understand it is as old as humanity itself. Whether you're considering a career in the expansive field of psychology or have an innate curiosity about human behavior's intricacies, this course is tailored for you.

Modern-day psychology plays a pivotal role across sectors, from businesses leveraging consumer behavior insights to enhance sales, to educators crafting curriculum based on developmental psychology. The knowledge you acquire will not only satiate your intellectual curiosity but also furnish you with insights that are applicable in daily life.

Structured with flexibility in mind, our online format ensures you can pace your learning according to your schedule. Rich in content, bolstered by real-world examples, and supported by a wealth of resources, "Psychology 101" is your gateway to understanding the human psyche's wonders. So, are you ready to unlock the mysteries of the mind? Join us on this enlightening journey today!

  • 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
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 17 points
Lesson 2 Exam 19 points
Understanding How Biology Affects Behavior 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 11 points
Appreciating the Senses 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 18 points
Lesson 5 Exam 18 points
Lesson 6 Exam 19 points
Lesson 7 Exam 19 points
Lesson 8 Exam 19 points
Lesson 9 Exam 16 points
Early Childhood Education 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 19 points
Assessing Adolescent Development 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam 17 points
Lesson 12 Exam 16 points
Lesson 13 Exam 20 points
Lesson 14 Exam 18 points
Personality Disorders & Pop Culture 10 points
Lesson 15 Exam 19 points
Lesson 16 Exam 19 points
How Society can Influence our Decisions 10 points
Lesson 17 Exam 17 points
The Final Exam 150 points
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