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General Psych - Explaining Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors - Flex Schedule

In this 12 week class, learners will get an introduction to the history, practices and research in the field of Psychology.
Ronda D.
40 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 12 weeks
13-18
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

● Demonstrate an understanding of basic psychology concepts
● Recall the building blocks of the brain and the nervous system
● Demonstrate the ability to understand the impact of sleep
● Recall various psychology theories
● Demonstrate the ability to understand the impact of anxiety and mood disorders
● Apply social psychology to everyday situations
I have taught classes at the college level for the past 20 years (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Basic Math, Basic English Grammar and Research Writing, Communications, Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Learning and Life Skills) and have been a substitute teacher for grades K-12. I worked as a mental health counselor working with children and adolescents for over 10 years  and I have been a Director of Education and Director of Compliance for Career Colleges over the years. 

My education at the Bachelor's level was in Psychology, the Master's level was Mental Health Counseling and my PhD work has been in both Clinical and Educational Psychology. I love to engage in interactive teaching and learning and I am a strong believer in the student centered approach to education.
Because the course is a flexible scheduling course and will not have live meetings, there will be weekly prerecorded videos of the lessons to watch, as well as weekly questions to answer and discussion prompts to participate in with other students on the Outschool platform. Learners will work on activities independently as well as with teams or groups and will post results of these activities to the Outschool classroom. 
A notebook and pencils/pens. All prerecorded lessons, hand-outs and powerpoints for each class will be provided by the instructor.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
At the completion of this class, a letter grade will be assigned as well as a certificate of completion. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There is discussion at one point about cults (Jim Jones) and obedience to a cult leader as well as brief references to Hitler when we talk about Milgram's studies in Obedience. Violence is also mentioned when discussing the bystander effect and deindividuation but We do not go into graphic detail but it can be disturbing hearing about violence and mass suicides. The content is developmentally age appropriate. We also discuss drugs and mental illness. If a student brings up inappropriate content for the class or appears to be emotionally bothered by any of the topics I will follow up with the student and/or parent. 
Hand-outs and lectures will be created by the instructor. Outside sources will not be required.

Teacher

Ronda D. Psychology Teacher Sharing My Passion & Knowledge with Young People
40 total reviews
71 completed classes

About Me

I have taught classes at the college level for the past 20 years (Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Basic Math, Basic English Grammar and Research Writing, Communications, Abnormal Psychology, General Psychology, Psychology of... 
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