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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

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Lane College
  • 3 semester credits at Lane College
  • Lane College Equivalency: PSY 130 Intro to Psych (Approval from Division Chair is necessary for credit transfer)

Category: Social Science

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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.

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2898 Student Reviews
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by Michael L. on October 19, 2020
A lot of information, but very well presented. The final is tough; make sure to study before taking it. There is a huge amount of information to remember, and reviewing the first units will help refresh your memory before the final.
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by lyndsey a. on October 19, 2020
This course would have been a lot better if the notes and questions actually matched up better. I did not enjoy this class and if your planning on taking it be prepared to go back through your notes and take educated guesses. If it's taught by someone other than Errik than maybe it's better. I found this course to be very frustrating. Again, maybe it was the professor, but who knows?
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by Filippo Antonio L. on October 19, 2020
Very interesting course!
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by Melissa A. on October 19, 2020
amazing is the only way to describe what Sophia offers
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by COLTLYN M. on October 18, 2020
It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be and super informative. I definitely took in a lot of information.
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by Michele M. on October 18, 2020
Great way to educate!
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by Tiffany A. on October 18, 2020
Great course overall however it would make it easier to be able to answer the question in the final examine if it at least said what unit the material was in, I felt stressed going over the 6 units and all the challenges trying to find and remember exactly what section it was in to make sure my answers were correct.
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by Justin F. on October 18, 2020
Great and in-depth!

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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 is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.

  • 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 as part of a Sophia membership.

  • 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: 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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