Introduction to Psychology

  • Name:

    Introduction to Psychology (PSYC200v)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    None; but recommended for 11th or 12th grade students

Introduction to Psychology


This course introduces the field of psychology and its basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior. Topics include the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, and personality. The past and current theories and contributions of major psychologists are also explored. Students will compare Christian and Humanistic perspectives of psychology, and consider all major course topics through the lens of a Biblical Worldview.

Special Notes:

A stable Internet connection is needed for this class.


I love teaching Psychology, and I am confident that you will love taking it! Psychology is a very personally relevant, dynamic, and interesting class. We study topics such as human development, research and ethics in psychology, the anatomy of the human brain and nervous system, parenting styles, optical illusions, and sleep patterns and disorders. There are great labs with videos that present case studies on these topics. Please join us as we try to understand these topics in relation to what God’s Word says about them, and how that is often different than what the world around you says about them!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

Though the course is very brief, I would still say it gives a good introductory overview into what psychology is about. It is not a hectic course at all, a manageable elective.

I loved some of the discussion questions.

I liked taking the quiz games. The videos were also really helpful.

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