Introduction to Psychology (PSYC200v)
0.5 (semester course)
None; but recommended for 11th or 12th grade students
This course offers students a unique opportunity to compare Christian and humanistic perspectives of the field of psychology, and to consider major topics through the lens of a Biblical Worldview. Major topics include past and current theories of human behavior, contributions of knowledge by major psychologists, research ethics, child and adolescent development, the process of aging, brain anatomy and the human nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, social behavior, and sleeping patterns and disorders.
A stable Internet connection is needed for this class.
The human mind and human behavior seem impossibly complex, but what do the academics say, and how does that compare with what the Bible says? Please join us in studying a personally relevant, dynamic, and important subject: psychology! Topics include contributions to theories about human behavior by major psychologists, research ethics, child and adolescent development, the process of aging, anatomy of the human brain and the human nervous system, parenting styles, optical illusions, sensation and perception, sleeping patterns and disorders, and more! Through text lessons, web-based labs that present case studies, and reflective choice-based research projects, students will understand these topics in relation to what God’s Word says about them and learn how that is often different than what the world says about them!
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
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.
The last few weeks especially were highly enjoyable to go through. I was thinking about the lessons for days after.