Introduction to Psychology will give homeschool students a basic overview of the science of how people think.  We will explore different testing techniques, the evaluation of brain activity, the way humans interact with sensory stimuli, analyze the psychology of different cultures, dream analysis, mood and sleep disorders, mental disorders such as schizophrenia and paranoia, drug use, addiction, and more.  We will round out our study with a discussion of different mental diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.  Homeschool students who are interested in learning more about why humans think and act the way they do will find Introduction to Psychology to be a fascinating course. 

Course Outline:

  1: The Past, Present, and Future

  2: The Responsive Brain

  3: Sensation and Perception

  4: Cognitive Processes

  5: Mind and Self

  6: Testing and Intelligence

  7: Social Reality

  8: Health, Mind, and Behavior

  9: Cultural Psychology

10: Beginning the Mind

11: Mysteries of the Brain

12: Language and Dreams

13: Memory and Drug Effects

14: Capabilities of the Newborn

15: Nature vs. Nurture

16: Understanding Pain

17: Depression and Effect on the Brain

18: Language

19: Addiction

20: Mood Disorders

21: Exam

22: Beginning of the Brain

23: Intelligence and Culture

24: Brain Anomaly and Plasticity

25: Inverted Vision

26: Sleep Rhythms and Functions

27: Learning and Memory

28: Alzheimer's Disease and Amnesia

29: Stress

30: Schizophrenia

31: Autism and Epilepsy

32: Parkinson's Disease

33: Research Paper

34: Research Paper

35: Final Review

36: Final Exam 

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