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Fundamentals of Psychology

Fundamentals of Psychology


September 5, 2024 - May 2, 2025

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Psychology/Social Studies


This non-AP level introductory course offers the same general introduction to Psychology concepts as seen in AP Psychology but with a slightly more relaxed pace and depth and is an excellent choice for students who are keen to explore an interest in the subject matter. Major topics of psychology include: Psychology’s early history to the present, neuroscience & behavioral genetics, sensation & perception, cognition, motivation & emotion, states of consciousness, learning, development, personality, research methods, social dynamics, psychological disorders, and therapeutic methods. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that is optional for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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