Hours: 120 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,425.00

Course Overview:

The field of psychology is fascinating! Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Psychology’s goal is to understand individuals and groups. Psychologists want to know why people do what they do. This course surveys the assumptions, history, methods and techniques of psychology. You will learn about the science of psychology, learning, consciousness, emotions, psychological disorders, therapeutic approaches and much more!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define psychology and developmental psychology
  • Comprehend consciousness and the theories surrounding learning
  • Comprehend memory and the theories of intelligence
  • Define motivation and personality
  • Comprehend the effect of stress on health and psychological disorders

Course Outline:

Psychology Module 1
Psychology & Biology
  • What is Psychology?
  • Psychology as a Science
  • Where Psychology Comes From
  • Today’s Psychologists
  • The Study of Behavior & Mental Processes
  • The Nervous System
  • Understanding the Brain
  • The Endocrine System
  • Evolution & Heredity
  • Evolutionary Psychology
Psychology Module 2
Developmental Psychology
  • The Voyage Through the Life Span
  • Prenatal Development
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Understanding Vision
  • Visual Perception
  • Hearing & Perception
  • The Senses & Perception
  • Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)
Psychology Module 3
Consciousness & Learning
  • What is Consciousness?
  • Sleep & Dreams
  • Altering Consciousness Through Hypnosis
  • Altering Consciousness Through Drugs
  • Classical Conditioning & Learning
  • Operant Conditioning & Learning
  • B.F. Skinner & Reinforcement
  • Cognitive Factors in Learning
  • Latent Learning: Forming Cognitive Maps
  • Observational Learning
Psychology Module 4
Memory, Thinking, Language & Intelligence
  • Five Memory Challenges
  • The Memory System
  • Processes of Memory
  • Stages of Memory
  • Forgetting
  • The Biology of Memory
  • Thinking & Problem Solving
  • What is Language?
  • Theories of Intelligence
  • Nature and Nurture in Intelligence
Psychology Module 5
Motivation, Emotions & Personality
  • The Psychology of Motivation
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Sexual Motivation
  • Achievement Motivation
  • The Expression of Emotions
  • Personality: Theory & Measurement
  • The Psychoanalytic Perspective
  • The Trait Perspective
  • Learning-Theory Perspective
  • The Humanistic Perspective
  • The Social-cultural Perspective
  • Measurement of Personality
Psychology Module 6
Stress, Health, & Psychological Disorders
  • What is Stress?
  • Psychological Moderators of Stress
  • Stress and the Body
  • Psychology & Chronic Health Problems
  • What Are Psychological Disorders?
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Psychology Module 7
Methods of Therapy & Social Psychology
  • What is Psychotherapy?
  • Psychoanalytic Therapies
  • Humanistic Therapies
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapies
  • Biological Therapies
  • What is Social Psychology
  • Attitude Formation
  • Social Perception
  • Social Influence
  • Group Behavior

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **