This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Are you interested in psychology? Considering it as a college major or minor? This course will give an overview of topics that would be covered in an introductory psychology course in college from a Catholic perspective.
Total classes: 12
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade. Accelerated 10th-grade students welcome.
Suggested credit: One full semester of Psychology or College Preparatory Psychology.
Special Notes: Course materials are provided free. Additional pre-recorded lectures are provided in addition to the class recordings.
This course will be an introduction to all the major areas of psychology. Students will learn about prominent psychological theories and research and be challenged to think critically about these theories and how they apply to the modern world through a Catholic point of view.
Parents should note that mature topics will be touched upon in Developmental Psychology, Personality, and Social Psychology. These topics include gender, Freud’s psychosexual theory, and stereotyping and prejudice.
Class 1: Introduction to Psychology
Class 2: Stress & Health
Class 3: Developmental Psychology
Class 4: Biopsychology & Consciousness
Class 5: Sensation & Perception
Class 6: Personality
Class 7: Thinking & Intelligence
Class 8: Memory
Class 9: Learning
Class 10: Social Psychology
Class 11: Mental Disorders
Class 12: Therapy & Treatment
Homework: There will be pre-recorded lectures to view in addition to the recordings. Students will take online quizzes and complete weekly written activities and discussion questions. An application paper applying psychological principles to some form of media will also be required (approx. four to six pages). Expect to spend 1-3 hours per week on homework outside of class.
Course Materials: All materials will be provided for free. We will be using Psychology 2e. It is located here: https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e