Psychology

Course Description:

This introduction to Psychology course aims to answer the question: Why do people act the way they do? In studying human and animal behavior, students will examine topics such as life span development, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, personality theories, biological and environmental influences on behavior, societal influences, stress and its effects, psychological disorders and treatment, and others. This course is designed to introduce students to the science that is psychology and help students better understand themselves and those around them.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Psychology
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Psychology
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : http://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/ss/Psychology_AlignmentChart_Sept_2016.pdf
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : Psychology
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Students will:

  • understand the development of psychology as a science, along with the research methods and ethical standards used to study it,
  • explain the major concepts and theories of psychology, as well as define and use key terms within the discipline,
  • gain perspective on what motivates organisms to behave the way they do,
  • identify a variety of mental health concerns and gain knowledge of treatments for those conditions,
  • learn methods of coping with stress,
  • develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the vast amount of “psychology” that is presented in everyday literature,
  • be able to apply psychological principles to their own lives, and
  • build on their reading, writing, and discussion skills.

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UNIT 1: UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGY

  • 1.1 What is Psychology?
  • 1.2 History of Psychology
  • 1.3 Subfields of Psychology
  • 1.4 Research Methods
  • 1.5 Ethics in Research

    UNIT 2: BIOPSYCHOLOGY

    • 2.1 The Nervous System
    • 2.2 The Amazing Brain
    • 2.3 The Endocrine System
    • 2.4 Sensation and Perception
    • 2.5 Vision and Audition
    • 2.6 State of Mind
    • 2.7 Sleep and Dreams

    UNIT 3: DEVELOPMENT

    • 3.1 Lifespan Development
    • 3.2 Theories of Development
    • 3.3 Prenatal Development and the Newborn
    • 3.4 Infancy and Childhood
    • 3.5 Adolescence
    • 3.6 Adulthood and Aging

      UNIT 4: LEARNING AND MEMORY

      • 4.1 Classical Conditioning
      • 4.2 Operand Conditioning
      • 4.3 Observational and Cognitive Learning
      • 4.4 Memory Introduction
      • 4.5 The Memory Process
      • 4.6 Retrieval of Memories

      UNIT 5: MOTIVATION AND EMOTION

      • 5.1 Major Motivation Theories
      • 5.2 Cognitive and Cultural Influences
      • 5.3 Emotion Theories
      • 5.4 The Biology of Emotion

      UNIT 6: PERSONALITY

      • 6.1 Personality Introduction
      • 6.2 Psychodynamic Theories
      • 6.3 Trait Theories
      • 6.4 Humanistic Theories
      • 6.5 Social Cognitive Theories
      • 6.6 Assessing Personality

      UNIT 7: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

      • 7.1 Attribution Theory
      • 7.2 Attitudes and Persuasion
      • 7.3 Obedience and Power
      • 7.4 Group Influences
      • 7.5 Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
      • 7.6 Aggression, Conflict, and Prosocial Behavior
      • 7.7 Interpersonal Relationships

      UNIT 8: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND MENTAL HEALTH

      • 8.1 Abnormal Behavior
      • 8.2 Anxiety, Somatoform, Dissociative, and Personality Disorders
      • 8.3 Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
      • 8.4 Treatment of Psychological Disorders
      • 8.5 Stress and Coping
      Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
      Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
      Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
      Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

      Students can use email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.