Psychology introduces students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students learn the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena contained within the major branches of psychology. The first semester focuses on the fundamental sub-fields of neurobiology, behavior, development, sensation, perception, and cognition. This provides a solid footing from which to investigate the topics of learning, social, and abnormal psychology in the latter half of the year. Interwoven throughout our study are numerous opportunities to cultivate research and critical thinking skills. Presented with experiential psychological field work, students are challenged to apply different research methods, collaborate with others, collect and analyze data, and arrive at conclusions.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“I really really loved this course. It is the first course that I have been sharing learned information with friends and family. My teacher was so friendly and the assignments were really creative and fun. I have already recommended it to sophomores and juniors at my school for them to take it next year”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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BA University of Virginia
MEd University of Virginia