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Psychology Course Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. It is a unique science that often necessitates the use of special measurements and research methods. The course consists of  five units:

  1. psychological foundations and research,
  2. biological foundations,
  3. change in behavior and cognition,
  4. variability of behavior among individual and groups, and
  5. social psychology.  

Chapter 6: Body and Behavior

Chapter 7: Altered States of Consciousness 

​Chapter 15: Stress and Health​


Chapter 8: Sensation and Perception

Chapter 12: Motivation and Emotion​

Chapter 13: Psychological Testing

​Chapter 14 : Personality

Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders

Chapter 17 : Therapy and Change

Chapter 18: Individual Interaction


Chapter 19: Group Interaction


Chapter 20: Attitudes and Social Influence

SSPBF4: Sensation & Perception

  • SSPBF3a: Eye and Ear Structures

  • SSPBF3b: Vision Defects

  • SSPBF3c: Theories of Sensation

  • SSPBF3d: Illusions​

  • SSPBF3e: Top-down/Bottom-up processing

SSPBF5: Motivation and Emotion

  • SSPBF5a: Motivation

  • SSPBF5b: Emotion​

​​​​​Psych1: Foundations


SSPFR1: History and Perspectives of Psychology

  • SSPFR1a: Define Psychology

  • SSPFR1b: Identify Key Figures in Psychology 
  • SSPFR1c: Major Occupations in Psychology

SSPFR2: Research Methods and Statistics

  • SSPFR2a: Explain Research

  • SSPFR2b: Conduct Research

  • SSPFR2c: Research Elements

  • SSPFR2d: Correlation

  • SSPFR2e: Statistics

  • SSPFR2f: Graphics

  • SSPFR2g: Ethics

​​​Psych5: Social Psychology

Standards of Excellence

Psych2: Biological Foundations


SSPBF1: Biological Systems

  • SSPBF1a: The Nervous System

  • SSPBF1b: The Neuron

  • SSPBF1c:  Neurotransmission

  • SSPBF1d: The Brain

  • SSPBF1e: Brain Imaging

  • SSPBF1f: Genetics in Behavior

SSPBF2: Consciousness

  • SSPBF2a: Altered States of Conciousness

  • SSPBF2b: The Sleep Cycle

  • SSPBF2c: Sleeping and Dreaming​

  • SSPBF2c: Sleep and Dreams Extra Credit

  • SSPBF2d: Hypnosis

  • SSPBF2e: Addiction

  • SSPBF2f: Drugs and Behavior

SSPBF3: Stress

  • SSPBF3: Reactions to Stress ​

  • SSPBF3: Coping with​ Stress​

Chapter 9: Learning

Chapter 10: Memory​

Chapter 11: Thinking and Language

​Chapter 3: Infancy and Childhood

Chapter 4: Adolescence


Chapter 5:  Adulthood and Old Age

Chapter 1: Introducing Psychology


Chapter 2: Psych. Research Methods and Statistics


Chapter 21: Present and Future 

​​​​Psych3: Behavior and Cognition


SSPBC1: Approaches to Learning

  • SSPBC1a: Learning and Experience

  • SSPBC1b: Behavioral Theory of Learning

  • SSPBC1c: Classical and Operant Conditioning

  • SSPBC1d: Behavior and Social Learning theory

SSPBC2: Information  Processing

  • SSPBC2​a: Memory

  • SSPBC2b: Enhance Memory

  • SSPBC3c: Forgetting

  • SSPBC4d: Problem Solving

SSPBC3: Human Development​

  • SSPBC3a: Physical Changes of a Human

  • SSBPC3b: Developmental Theory

  • SSPBC3c: Language Theory

  • SSPBC3d: Critical Periods in Development.

​​​Psych4: Variability of Behavior


SSPVB1: Intelligence

  • SSPVB1a: Differentiate intelligences

  • SSPVB1b: Intelligence, heredity and environment

  • SSPVB1c: Intelligence tests

  • SSPVB1d: Measurement of intelligence

SSPVB2: Personality​

  • SSPVB2a: Psychodynamic Theory

  • SSPVB2b: Humanistic Perspective

  • SSPVB2c: Trait Perspective

  • SSPVB2d: Social-Cognitive Perspective

  • ​SSPVB2e: Personality Assessment Tools

SSPVB3: Abnormal Behavior and  Treatment

  • SSPVB3a: Normal from Disordered Behavior

  • SSPVB3b: Psychological Disorders

  • SSPVB3c: Treatments

  • SSPVB3d: Labeling Psychological Disorders

  • SSPVB3e: Treatments of Psych. Disorders​​