Science & Nature
Introduction to Psychology - The Many Different Perspectives - Full Year
In this 30 week class, learners will get an introduction to the history, practices and research in the different fields of Psychology.
year old learners
Beginner, Intermediate Level
learners per class
$20 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 30 weeks
60 minutes per class
Class Experience The class utilizes a lecture/powerpoint format - learners can answer questions from the instructor based on their level of comfort and ask questions throughout the class, as needed. I design my classes this way so that it is comfortable for those learners who prefer to just listen as oppose to talk or prefer to have their cameras off during class. All learners are encouraged to share if they have thoughts or questions. Week #1 – Introduction to the Science of Psychology -...
- 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 - Review the stages of development across the lifespan and know the important contributing theorists. - Know sensation and perception, and be able to differentiate between the two. - Recall various theories in past and present psychology and their contributions to modern day treatments and research. - Identify the differences between the different theories of learning, such as Operant and Classical Conditioning. - Apply Social Psychology research to everyday situations. - Describe the origins of intelligence testing noting the contribution of individuals to the development of these tests as well as defining the term "intelligence" and how it varies from professional to professional.
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 includes a BS in Psychology, an MS in 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.
Articles to read; simple questions to answer each week; seven quizzes, a character analysis and an experiment review. This class can be taken for a grade or for a certificate of completion if the learner does not want to complete the weekly activities/assignments.
I will provide any materials that are needed other than basic pen/pencil and paper.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Letter Grade will be issued as well as a certificate of completion.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 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; it can be disturbing to some learners hearing about violence and mass suicides. The content is developmentally age appropriate. We also discuss drugs and mental illness. If a learner brings up inappropriate content for the class or appears to be emotionally bothered by any of the topics I will follow up with the learner and/or parent.
I will provide hand-outs as well as link to articles for the learners to read. Sources That Will Be Used: Journal of Psychology & Behavioral Science http://jpbsnet.com/ https://www.all-about-psychology.com/free-psychology-journals.html I utilize peer reviewed articles from a variety of journals Psychology - 2nd Edition This is a free online Psychology book from OpenStax, available here: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e