INSTRUCTOR: Jean Morée, M.S., Ed.S.
This is a semester-long (15-week) high-school course with live online 1-hour lectures once a week, on Thursdays at 2 PM EST, starting on September 5th and running through December 19th. This course is taught using content standards for high school psychology curricula set by the American Psychological Association as a guide.
Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Psychology is a scientific discipline that promotes evidence-based decision-making about psychological issues. It is interesting and fun…and gives students an opportunity to think critically and learn about different theories and explanations for behavior.
Students can attend the live online sessions or if your schedule doesn’t allow for it, you can watch the class recording at your convenience. A webcam is not required.
Coursework includes weekly assigned readings, quizzes, online activities, multimedia presentations on certain topics, and an end-of-year project/paper. Students have commented that this class was the first time they had FUN HOMEWORK.
Topics covered in this course will include: the scientific method, different fields of psychology, the history of psychology, researching psychology, biological foundations of psychology, the brain and behavior, sensations and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, language, intelligence, emotion, personality, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders.
Separate textbook purchase required (can be bought used and is affordable) – a link for purchase will be provided when you enroll.