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Psychology Online Credit Recovery

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In this one-Semester course, students investigate why human beings think and act the way they do. This is an introductory course that broadly covers several areas of psychology. Instructional material presents theories and current research for students to critically evaluate and understand. Each unit introduces terminology, theories, and research that are critical to the understanding of psychology and includes tutorials and interactive exercises. Students learn how to define and use key terms of psychology and how to apply psychological principles to their own lives. Unit topics include: Methods of Study, Biological Basis for Behavior, Learning and Memory, Development and Individual Differences, and Psychological Disorders.

Unit 1: History and Methods

Students are introduced to some of the history of psychology and learn about theories, research methods, and ethical concerns.

Early Attempts to Understand Behavior

First Psychology Laboratory

Theories and Approaches

Research Methods and Ethical Concerns

Unit 2: Biological Basis

Students learn how the brain and the nervous system affect behavior.

How the Brain Is Studied

The Brain

The Neuron and the Nervous System




Unit 3: Learning and Memory

Students explore the concepts of classical and operant conditioning and investigate how memory works.

Classic Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

Social-Cognitive Learning


Retrieval and Forgetting 

Unit 4: Development and Individual Differences

Students learn about developmental stages of children and adults and consider the concept of nature vs. nurture.

Issues, Methods, Prenatal Development and Infancy

Childhood and Adolescence


Personality and Individual Differences

Testing and Individual Differences 

Unit 5: Stress and Mental Illness

Students learn about stress and the history of abnormal behavior and investigate some of the major disorders and treatment options.


History of Abnormal Behavior


Treatment of Psychological Disorders

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