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Course SummaryPsychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - History and Systems of Psychology Assignment|
The objective of this course is to teach you about the major movements and schools of thought throughout the history of psychology and how they have informed contemporary psychology. You'll learn about schools such as structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, as well as applied and Gestalt psychology.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Chronicle the history of modern psychology using the process of historiography.
• Examine the history of the care of America's mentally ill, including the evolution of mental asylums and the growth of American psychiatry.
• Critique the philosophical and physiological viewpoints that led to the birth of the 'new' psychology in Germany.
• Compare and contrast the major systems (or schools) of psychology, namely structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and Gestalt psychology.
• Appraise the history of the science of psychology and the history of psychological practice in America, focusing on four applied specialties: clinical, counseling, industrial/organizational, and school psychology.
• Judge the accomplishments of the first generation of American women psychologists, including the relevance to the history of psychology.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category, and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 312 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 312 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Studying the History of Psychology||Provides a review of the historical development and approaches of psychology.|
|Philosophical Influences on Psychology||Explores the history of philosophy and the impact of philosophical concepts and ideas on psychology.|
|Physiological Influences on Psychology||Details physiological approaches and ideas relating to psychological functions and disorders.|
|Women & Minorities in Psychology||Discusses female and minority psychologists who have impacted the field of psychology.|
|The New Psychology||Defines and explores the concept of new psychology and influential figures in this field.|
|Structuralism in Psychology||Explains important theories in structuralism.|
|Antecedent Influences on Functionalism||Provides details about theories and approaches impacting functionalism in psychology.|
|Development of Functionalism||Relates theories and ideas that formed functionalism in psychology.|
|Applied Psychology||Details theories, experiments and concepts in applied psychology.|
|Antecedent Influences on Behaviorism||Describes theories and thoughts that impacted behaviorism.|
|Development of Behaviorism||Identifies laws, experiments and theories that helped to develop behaviorism.|
|Evolution of Behaviorism||Describes how behaviorism has changed since its development.|
|Gestalt Psychology||Defines principles and theories of Gestalt psychology.|
|Important Theories in Psychoanalysis||Relates different approaches and beliefs in psychoanalysis.|
|Contemporary Developments in Psychology||Discusses influential names and theories that have helped to shape modern psychology.|
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