Psychology Online Credit Recovery
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 Neuron and the Nervous System
Unit 3: Learning and Memory
Students explore the concepts of classical and operant conditioning and investigate how memory works.
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