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OpenBUCS Free Intro to Psychology 1310 Course


Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1310)

Introduction to Psychology will not be available for new enrollments after November 19, 2018. Students currently enrolled will be able to complete the online portion of the course. Please contact Anthony Kiech (kiech@etsu.edu) if you have questions or concerns.

 

Introduction to Psychology: Free ETSU Online Course

An introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and theories of the science of psychology. Topics included are biological and developmental processes, perception and awareness, learning and thinking, motivation and emotion, personality and individuality, adjustment and mental health, and social behavior.

This free, online college class is an introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and theories of the science of psychology. Topics included are biological and developmental processes, perception and awareness, learning and thinking, motivation and emotion, personality and individuality, adjustment and mental health, and social behavior.

Download the Intro to Psychology open course syllabus (PDF).

What will I get out of this free college course?

At the conclusion of this course, students will have a basic understanding and be able to competently discuss:

  • the differences between biological, cognitive, developmental, and social components of psychology;
  • the major theoretical and historical contributions to psychology;
  • the scientific method, basic research design concepts, and basic statistics;
  • the brain, nervous system, and the endocrine system;
  • major theories of development, including organismic versus environmental influences;
  • basic learning/conditioning principles, cognitive processes/biases, memory, and intelligence;
  • major theories of personality and their empirical support;
  • the influence of others on us as individuals (and vice versa) and group information processing;
  • broad groups of psychopathology, the distinction between psychologists and other mental health professionals and, treatment approaches for psychological disorders.
  • students completing the course will receive a certificate of completion
  • the optional path to college credit provides the opportunity to receive credit that counts toward a degree for a cost less than 1/3 of regular, in-state tuition.
     
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