Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology
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All Videos in History and Approaches
All Videos in Cognition
- 1. Intro to Intelligence
- 2. History of Intelligence Testing
- 3. Biological Bases of Intelligence
- 4. Multiple Intelligences
- 5. Creativity and Divergent Thinking
- 6. What Is Language?
- 7. Language Acquisition
- 8. Information Processing
- 9. Categorizing Memory
- 10. Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing
- 11. Improving Short Term Memory
- 12. Improving Long Term Memory
- 13. Memory Distortion
- 14. Heuristics
All Videos in Developmental Psychology
Lessons in Psychology
Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology is designed to be used to prepare you to earn real college credit by passing the Psychology CLEP exam. This course covers topics that are included on the exam, such as famous psychologists and different types of psychology, including behavioral, cognitive, and clinical. Use it to help you learn what you need to know about psychology topics to succeed on the exam.
The psychology instructors are experienced and knowledgeable educators, who have put together comprehensive video lessons in categories ranging from why psychology is important to operant conditioning and from memory distortion to why we sleep and dream. Each category is broken down into smaller chapters that will cover topics more in-depth. These video lessons make learning fun and interesting. You get the aid of self-graded quizzes and practice tests to allow you to gauge how much you have learned.
|History and Approaches||Study the basics of psychology to understand what it is and what it encompasses. Take a look at early approaches and later approaches in the field, along with the ethics of psychological experiments.|
|Biological Bases of Behavior||Take a look at this area of psychology and study concepts that include neurons, neurotransmitters, the nervous system, parts of the brain, neuroplasticity and the endocrine system.|
|Sensation and Perception||Discover the ideas of sensation and perception through looking at how vision works, what depth perception is and the mechanics of hearing. Also take a look a taste, touch and smell.|
|States of Consciousness||Look at the states of consciousness and discover why we sleep and dream. Find out about hypnosis and meditation and psychoactive drugs, as well.|
|Learning||Explore classical and operant conditioning through looking at experiments, like Little Albert and the Prisoner's Dilemma. Also study shaping, scheduling reinforcement and biological limits on conditioning.|
|Cognition||Examine intelligence, the history of intelligence testing, biological bases of intelligence and multiple intelligences. Additionally, learn about creativity, divergent thinking, language acquisition, information processing, memory and heuristics.|
|Motivation and Emotion||Take a look at emotions, how they are categorized and related theories. Also learn about flight or fight response, stress, positive psychology, motivation, hunger and Maslow's hierarchy of needs.|
|Developmental Psychology||Dive into developmental psychology to look at the stages of development and studies by researchers that include Harlow, Piaget, Kohlberg and Erikson. Learn about cognitive and moral development, along with parenting styles.|
|Personality||Find out about behavioral genetics, Freudian defense mechanisms, psychosexual development according to Freud, humanistic psychology and trait assessment testing.|
|Social Psychology||Look at topics in social psychology, including stereotypes, attitudes, attraction, attribution, persuasion, conformity, obedience, authority, group behavior, aggression and altruism.|
|Psychological Disorders and Health||Study psychology disorder classification and diagnosis. Look at different categories of disorders, such as anxiety, mood, dissociative, somatoform, substance related, schizophrenia, eating related and personality.|
|Psychological Treatments||Learn about psychological treatments, including individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric drugs, biological therapy, and also look at treatment effectiveness.|
|Statistics, Tests and Measurement||Explore how statistics, tests and measurements are used. Find out about research design types, reliability and validity assessment and statistical analysis.|
Education Portal's 53 instructors bring a diverse array of experience and expertise to each course. From teaching philosophy in Athens, Greece, to exploring the mystery of genetics, each instructor is uniquely qualified to bring students the best online learning experience possible. Meet them now!
Jessica Bayliss, M.S.Jessica is our Director of Education and leads the development of Education Portal's free courses. She has 10 years of experience in education and online teaching. Her work with students of all age levels drives her belief in the power of free online resources to make higher education more affordable and efficient. Jessica's favorite part of the day is reading feedback from Education Portal's students. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in instructional technology from Texas A&M - Kingsville.
Greg Chin, Ph.D.Greg has taught genetics, molecular biology, and general biology to high school, collegiate, and post-graduate students at Stanford University, the University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Clara University and the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He has also taught science workshops for the general public and led biology teacher enrichment workshops throughout the U.S. He received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Find out how your genes work in Greg's introduction to genetics video lesson!
Max Pfingsten, M.Ed.Max has taught classics, history and philosophy at a variety of levels at the Dikemes Academy in Athens, the Boulder Valley School District, University of Colorado at Boulder and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). His work is noteworthy for its synthesis of technology and simulation with more traditional teaching approaches. He received a B.A. in Classics from Depauw University, a M.A. in Classics from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a M.Ed. from Jones International University. See Socrates come to life in Max's lesson on the life, death, and philosophy of the great Socrates.
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The videos were a great study tool. I aced the CLEP exam and earned 3 college credits!Claire Steiner, Nursing Student