Psychology certificate course.


Introduction to Psychology will give students a solid foundation in the field of Psychology. It introduces the theories, research and applications that constitute the science.

Topics in experimental and clinical psychology including physiological bases of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, human development, social processes, personality and abnormal behavior are covered in this distance learning course.

Students receive a textbook with a study guide and take their exams online. Course includes instructor support with live access Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm ET.


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the nature and methods of psychology
  • Discuss the critical issues in psychology
  • Define the various viewpoints associated with psychology
  • Describe how psychologists analyze and research critical issues
  • Explain ways that psychology can increase the understanding of the world
  • Explain how scientific methods are used in modern psychology


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Intro to Psychology text book.

The required readings will be drawn from the textbook Understanding Psychology, 11th Edition. The author is Robert S. Feldman. (McGraw-Hill, ISBN 007803521X.)

It includes videos and activities that help students break down key themes and difficult concepts in Psychology. Students can apply their understanding of psychology with fun and stimulating activities.

Students should complete the required readings and solve any problems in the exercise sections before moving to the next topic.

The textbook is included with tuition.


Each of the nine lessons concludes with an examination; all examinations are open book. The examinations consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) that measure cognitive learning levels.

The minimum passing score of 70% must be achieved but if the score is less than 70%, the examination must be retaken to earn a passing score of 70% for the lesson. The nine examination scores are averaged together in calculating the course grade.

Certification requirements include maintaining an overall GPA of 70% or better to graduate.

The final grade for this course will be determined as follows:

A: 93% – 100%
B: 86% – 92.9%
C: 78% – 85.9%
D: 70% – 77.9%

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You should complete the following lessons in the order shown below. There are no time limits with this course but we suggest scheduling 1 hour a day towards your course work.


Introduction to Psychology

• Psychology at Work
• Psychology’s Key Issues and Controversies

   Sensation and Perception

• Hearing and the Other Senses
• Vision: Shedding Light on the Eye

   States of Consciousness

• Sleep and Dreams
• Hypnosis and Meditation

   Learning and Memory

• Classical Conditioning
• The Foundations of Memory

   Cognition and Intelligence

• Thinking and Reasoning
• What is Intelligence?

   Motivation, Emotion and Personality

• Explaining Motivation
• Assessing Personality


• Prenatal Development
• Infancy and Childhood

   Psychological Disorders and Treatments

• Normal Versus Abnormal
• Biomedical Therapy

   Social Psychology

• Attitudes and Social Cognition
• Social Influence and Groups

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When you enroll in the Introduction to Psychology Certificate Program, you can be confident that you’re getting a quality, affordable education.

Everything is included with tuition including textbook, study guide, instructor support, online grading and certificate of completion. Plus are no time limits to complete this course.


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Introduction to Psychology