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General Elective 5 Introduction to Business Introduction to Business
English and Communication
General Elective 5 Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution
Writing with Confidence and Purpose (ENGL 1010) 3 English Composition I English Composition I
General Elective 4.5 Foundations of English Composition Foundations of English Composition
Communications (COTR) 5 Visual Communications Visual Communications
World Religion or Arts and Humanities (REL1001) 5 Approaches to Studying Religions Approaches to Studying Religions
Arts and Humanities (AHTR) 5 Art History I Art History I
Math and Science
College Algebra Concepts (MATH 1040) 5 College Algebra College Algebra
MNTR - Math and Natural Science General Education Requirement 5 Environmental Science Environmental Science
General Elective 4.5 Foundations of College Algebra Foundations of College Algebra
General Elective 3 Foundations of Statistics Foundations of Statistics
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or Math and Natural Science (BIOL 3020 or MNTR) 5 Human Biology Human Biology
Statistics or Math and Natural Science (STAT 2001 or MNTR) 5 Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics
Social Science
Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 1001 or SBTR) 5 Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology
Macroeconomics or Social and Behavioral Science (ECON 1001 or SBTR) 5 Macroeconomics Macroeconomics
Microeconomics or Social and Behavioral Science (ECON 1002 or SBTR) 5 Microeconomics Microeconomics

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Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Sophia's Introduction to Psychology course helps you understand the basic principles of psychology and the scientific methods. In this course, you will study a variety of topics, including the brain, learning and memory, personality, social influence, child and lifespan development, and psychopathology. You will also have the ability to demonstrate the application of these psychology topics to everyday situations. Full Description

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  • 5 quarter credits at Walden University
  • Walden University Equivalency: Introduction to Psychology or Social and Behavioral Science (PSYC 1001 or SBTR)
  • Category: Social Science

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Sophia's Introduction to Psychology course helps you understand the basic principles of psychology. You will study a variety of topics, including the brain, learning and memory, personality, social influence, child and lifespan development, and psychopathology. You will also have the ability to demonstrate the application of these psychology topics to everyday situations.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (this are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Identify foundational philosophies, therapies, and specializations in the field of psychology
  • Analyze developmental psychology across the lifespan
  • Identify theories of personality and personality assessment
  • Articulate scientific research methodology and analytical approaches in the field of psychology
  • Articulate how brain and psychological factors impact mental health and behavior
  • Classify psychological disorders and impact on well-being


456 Student Reviews
by Rodney F. on July 18, 2019
This course at first seem simple and elementary. However, upon actually reading the material the Introduction to Psychology gave good foundational information and terms to have as foundational comprehension of the subject.
by Kristian C. on July 18, 2019
Thank you for this opportunity!!
by Misty R. on July 17, 2019
interesting course
by Adrian S. on July 17, 2019
This course was a lot of fun and very intriguing!
by Jason G. on July 16, 2019
I loved this course. It was a true joy to take and I hope I can take more classes on this subject.
by Selinah M. on July 16, 2019
easiest i have done so far
by Stephanie H. on July 15, 2019
Very interesting information in this course. Took an estimated 8-10 hours total over the course of a few days.
by Jack P. on July 15, 2019
Several discrepancies in the PDF files, one including that melatonin production is inhibited by darkness which is opposite of the truth. The online version is correct for that, but the downloadable version is not.


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