Psychology is the study of human behavior. Much of the field is political, and it often has a bad name in the Christian world; however, understanding this field can enrich our lives and increase our understanding of ourselves and others.
This course aims to inspire students to inquisitively ask, question, and seek appropriate, Biblical answers to human behavior. This information will be applicable to their own lives, as well as to a broad range of career fields. This course is taught from a decidedly Christian point of view with the understanding that Psychology can be a helpful and effective tool. Students read, watch videos, and have regular vocabulary quizzes.
This class is appropriate for motivated 10th – 12th graders. It is particularly well-suited for upper-level High School students, especially those hoping to prepare for and pass the Psychology CLEP exam. This is an excellent course for students hoping to go into the Mental Health Services, Medical Field, Teaching, Pastorate, or any work with direct customer service.
The CLEP exam takes a fact-based approach, as does this course, which will cover “basic facts, concepts and generally accepted principles in history, approaches and methods of psychology; biological bases of behavior, sensation, and perception; states of consciousness; learning; cognition; motivation and emotion; personality; psychological disorders and treatment; social psychology; and statistics, tests, and measurements.”
- Credits Before College Psychology Course Guide
- Understanding Psychology ISBN: 0078285712
- Students may also find The Best Test Preparation for the CLEP Intro to Psych ISBN -0-7386-0087-3
- Mental Health Young Professionals Series
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: Your True North Homeschool Academy teacher will teach and grade the class. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
This course would be well paired with Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and the Story of Christianity for a robust year of learning!