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- Available Lessons: 129
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Course SummaryLet us help you get ready to take the Introductory Psychology CLEP 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.
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About This Course
Earn three psychology college credits in as little as two weeks when you use this course to prepare for the 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.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Upon completing CLEP Introductory Psychology, you will have mastered the following objectives. These objectives correspond closely with the concepts tested on the CLEP exam. To make sure you're ready for the CLEP exam, take the final CLEP Introductory Psychology Exam practice test after you've completed the course.
- Know the elements of the study of psychology, including how the scientific method applies to psychology
- Understand the biological bases of behavior and identify the parts of the body that influence behavior
- Define sensation and perception
- Understand the mechanics of vision and hearing
- Identify the states of consciousness
- Know the difference between operant and classical conditioning and understand famous experiments that contributed to understanding of conditioning
- Understand the concept of multiple intelligences
- Understand how memory is stored and categorized
- Know Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- Identify the stages of development
- Know the contributions of developmental psychologists, including Piaget and Kohlberg
- Understand Freud's theories of psychosexual development and defense mechanisms
- Understand 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
This is an introductory course, and there are no prerequisites. You can get started right away even if you've never taken a psychology course before!
CLEP Introductory Psychology is organized around chapters and video lessons. The course consists of 103 short lessons that are grouped into chapters; each video is about 5-10 minutes long. Each video contains a quick quiz that lets you test your understanding and full written transcript so you can read along. Each chapter ends with a chapter exam. You can easily track your progress throughout the course and see which lessons you've viewed and which quizzes you've passed. When you've completed the course, you can take the final exam to ensure you know everything you need for the CLEP exam. If you're ever confused or struggling with a concept, our course experts are available to answer your questions.
Introductory Psychology CLEP 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: $85 (plus a small test center fee that varies)
Introductory Psychology CLEP Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Study.com Chapter|
|History, Approaches & Methods||8-9%||8 questions||7 lessons|
|Biological Bases of Behavior||8-9%||8 questions||7 lessons|
|Sensation and Perception||7-8%||7 questions||6 lessons|
|States of Consciousness||5-6%||6 questions||5 lessons|
|Learning||10-11%||10 questions||8 lessons|
|Cognition||8-9%||8 questions||14 lessons|
|Motivation and Emotion||7-8%||7 questions||9 lessons|
|Developmental Psychology||8-9%||8 questions||9 lessons|
|Personality||7-8%||7 questions||8 lessons|
|Psychological Disorders & Health||8-9%||8 questions||10 lessons|
|Treatment of Psychological Disorders||7-8%||7 questions||5 lessons|
|Social Psychology||7-8%||7 questions||11 lessons|
|Statistics, Tests and Measurement||3-4%||4 questions||4 lessons|
Earn CLEP Credit
The CLEP exam in Introductory Psychology leads to 3 transferable college credits that you can use to graduate more quickly and cut the cost of your degree in half. This course is the most efficient way to prepare for the exam and earn your credits quickly.
Study Schedule for the Introductory Psychology CLEP Exam
This course consists of about 9 hours of instruction. You choose the study schedule that works best for you. Follow the time table below to determine when you should schedule your exam. Call your test center a few weeks before you'd like to take the test to make sure you can get a time slot as soon as you're ready.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||1 week|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||3 weeks|
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