- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 142
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Course SummaryLet us help you get ready to take the CLEP Introductory Psychology exam with this fun test prep course. Featuring short video lessons and quizzes, these chapters can be used as a comprehensive study guide to help you master all the psychology topics that you could see on the exam. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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Earn three psychology college credits in as little as two weeks when you use this course to prepare for the CLEP Introductory Psychology CLEP exam. Our self-paced video format is the quickest way to study for the exam and earn 3 college credits that easily transfer to over 2,900 colleges and universities. This course presents all of the topics typically taught in a one-semester introductory psychology course, including personality, memory, psychological disorders, and stages of development. Learn why we always have room for dessert and why we give in to peer pressure! Our fun and engaging video lessons bring psychology concepts to life and make them easy to remember. Short lesson quizzes and chapter exams allow you to measure what you've learned and identify topics you might need to further review.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This accessible and easy-to-use resource addresses all of the material you need to know for the CLEP Introductory Psychology exam. You'll review various developmental theories, psychological disorders, and research. After you complete this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the elements of the study of psychology, including how the scientific method applies to psychology
- Describe the biological bases of behavior and identify the parts of the brain that influence behavior
- Define sensation and perception
- Identify the states of consciousness
- Know the difference between operant and classical conditioning and understand famous experiments that contributed to the understanding of conditioning
- Discuss the concept of multiple intelligences
- Understand how memory is stored and categorized
- Know Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- Identify the stages of development
- Detail the contributions of developmental psychologists, including Piaget and Kohlberg
- Talk about Freud's theories of psychosexual development and defense mechanisms
- Discuss concepts of social psychology, including stereotypes and attraction
- Identify different types of psychological disorders, including anxiety and mood disorders
- Know the different psychological treatments used to treat patients
- Understand the basics of statistics, tests, and measurement used in psychology
CLEP Introductory Psychology is organized around chapters and video lessons. The course consists of 117 short lessons that are grouped into 16 chapters; each video is about 5-10 minutes long. You can access lessons 24/7 from any device, making it convenient to study when it's best for you.
CLEP Introductory Psychology Exam Information
The CLEP Introductory Psychology exam is equivalent to a one-semester survey course typically taken in the first one or two years of college. Many students take this course to fulfill general education requirements; at most colleges, this exam satisfies the Social Sciences or Liberal Arts general education requirement. Psychology majors may take this course before progressing to more advanced psychology courses.
- Number of Questions: 95 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 90 minutes
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $87
CLEP Introductory Psychology Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|History, Approaches & Methods||8-9%||7-9 questions||14|
|Biological Bases of Behavior||8-9%||7-9 questions||13|
|Sensation and Perception||7-8%||6-8 questions||6|
|States of Consciousness||5-6%||4-6 questions||6|
|Motivation and Emotion||7-8%||6-8 questions||9|
|Developmental Psychology||8-9%||7-9 questions||9|
|Psychological Disorders & Health||8-9%||7-9 questions||8|
|Treatment of Psychological Disorders||7-8%||6-8 questions||8|
|Social Psychology||7-8%||6-8 questions||11|
|Statistics, Tests and Measurement||3-4%||2-4 questions||4|
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