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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 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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  • 3 semester credits at CSU Global
  • CSU Global Equivalency: Social & Behavioral Science Credit

Category: Social Science

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Description

Introduction to Psychology

Course Description
Sophia's Introduction to Psychology course helps you understand the basic principles of psychology and 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.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 18 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 6 Milestone assessments (these 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

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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1964 Student Reviews
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by Hoshner S. on July 8, 2020
This course is taught with a high-level focus on several subjects or topics including, NeuroScience, Biology, and Research without spending in-depth time on Psychology. Don't get me wrong, you will learn a lot, but the structure of the course completely misses out major topics such as the World-famous experiments like the Stanford Prison Experiment and The Milgram Experiment which were only mentioned in passing instead of emphasizing its extreme importance in shaping several future studies that were conducted. It was very textbook-classroom, rushed style of teaching only touching on topics on a high level instead of elaborating and creating an in-depth understanding of Psychology and its attributes. Lots of things were like learn them on your own time. Very important things! All things taken into account, you will still learn a lot. But I highly suggest, google references that are mentioned, explained in 2 minutes and moved on. Such as the Milgram Experiment and others.
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by Larrel G. on July 7, 2020
This class was well thought out. The material made you think.
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by Giulia P. on July 7, 2020
Great course. The material is simple to understand and navigate through. Not only it was easy but I also enjoyed learning the content, especially with videos.
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by Fabiola L. on July 7, 2020
As a beginner, the course was very effective. The instructor was clear in his method of teaching and provided a wealth of knowledge about the subjects. This is my first time taking course with SOPHIA so the experience was unique, I am very pleased with this format.
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by Joshua F. on July 7, 2020
Easy good class.
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by Logan M. on July 7, 2020
Very fun and engaging
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by Donovan H. on July 7, 2020
easy course completed in under 5 days.
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by Shantelle C. on July 7, 2020
Though I took my time, this way of learning was awesome.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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  • 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.