Psychology 101 – Dual Credit

Section #: 1532 (PSYCH)

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The course is divided into six content areas and uses the scientific methods to explore research methods and ethical consideration.  Developmental psychology takes a lifespan approach to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development. Cognitive aspects of the course focus on learning, memory, information processing, and language. Personality, Assessment, and Mental Health topics include psychological disorders, treatment, personality, and assessment. Socio-cultural dimensions of behavior deal with topics such as conformity, obedience, perceptions, attitudes, and influence of the group on the individual. The Biological Basis focuses on the way the brain and nervous system function, including sensation, perception, motivation, and emotion.

Recommended Grade Level


Recommended Prerequisites



1 or 2 semester course. 1 credit per semester. This course and corresponding exam are intended to be comparable to the corresponding one-semester college level course.

Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas