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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

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to Walden University
  • 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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Description

Introduction to Psychology

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

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by Emily G. on February 14, 2020
This was so much fun. I'm going to apply what I've learned to help understand people better. This was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I finished in 11 day's.
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by Lauren T. on February 13, 2020
Not gonna lie... had to work for this one. Great content.
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by Jeremy C. on February 13, 2020
I used the Sophia category for learning the entire course but sometimes it feels like it gives misguided information. overall worked really well for me though.
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by sarah l. on February 13, 2020
This class was way to hard for me considering the fact that it had too many big words and a LOT of memorization wich I couldn't really handle
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by Christine H. on February 12, 2020
I Love enjoy taking this course.
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by Tracy G. on February 12, 2020
Very educational !!!!
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by Chris L. on February 12, 2020
As somebody with a learning disability, I found it rather hard.
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by Jennifer B. on February 10, 2020
This was a hard one that covered a lot of material. The course was all over the map so in some places, repetitive. If you like taking hand-written notes, don't. My hand couldn't take any more after Unit 4. Use the PDFs and work from there.

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included in the course tuition.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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