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Course SummaryBoost your understanding of the topics you'll find on the Praxis Psychology exam, including social psychology and human development, with this self-paced study guide course. Our short video lessons and quizzes can be used as a comprehensive study tool you can use at any time to prepare for the test.
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To pass the Praxis Psychology (5391) exam, you should be familiar with the theoretical approaches used to explain different types of human growth and development across all stages of the life cycle. You'll also need to understand facts about social psychology, personality development and physiological psychology. Our short, engaging video and text lessons make it easy to review this material. The self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams are great tools to measure what you've learned. Use your Dashboard to track your progress as you move through this course.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This comprehensive study guide allows you to review all aspects of human development and elements of psychology that are covered on the Praxis Psychology exam. When you use this course, you should be able to:
- Describe human growth and development theories
- List stages and processes in human cognitive, physical and social development
- Discuss abnormal development and psychological health and disorders
- Identify psychological treatment methods
- Relate learning and motivation to psychology
- Understand the relationship between biology and behavior
- Name personality components and theories
This course is made up of 21 individual chapters broken down into 197 video and text lessons. Short lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, and you can also print lesson transcripts to create handy reference tools.
Praxis Psychology Exam Information
The Praxis Psychology exam is a subject-area exam that some states use as part of the licensing process for educators who want to teach this field of study. This study guide helps to ensure your success on this exam by covering all topics you will be tested on.
- Number of Questions: 120 questions
- Question Type: Selected-response
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Exam Cost: $120
Praxis Psychology Exam Breakdown
|Praxis Psychology Exam Concept||Percent of the Praxis Psychology Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Methods, Approaches, Ethics and Assessment||17%||20 questions||24|
|Biopsychology, Sensation and Perception, and States of Consciousness||16%||19 questions||19|
|Life Span Development and Individual Differences||12%||15 questions||76|
|Learning, Memory and Cognition||16%||19 questions||10|
|Personality, Social Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, and Stress||23%||28 questions||44|
|Psychological Disorders and Treatment||16%||19 questions||26|
Preparing and Registering for the Praxis Psychology Exam
This study guide can be used to review topics you'll find covered on the Praxis Psychology exam. Each of the lessons includes short, illustrated video lessons taught by experienced instructors. There are also transcripts and self-assessment quizzes designed to help you grasp the main points covered in each lesson.
You can sign up for the exam around one month before the test date and still meet the regular registration deadline. Emergency and extended registration deadlines falling roughly two and three weeks prior to the test are available for an additional fee.
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Scoring the Praxis Psychology Exam
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