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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Why Study Psychology? - Overview & Experiments
Course SummaryIf you're in a rush to renew your teacher's license, take our Psychology for Teachers course to earn professional development credits. Our short video and text lessons are accessible on any mobile device so you can study at any time around your busy schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your psychology teaching license with Psychology for Teachers. Brush up on psychology topics so you can better teach psychology and other related subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn psychology credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about perception and behavior.
- Check your knowledge of things like psychological disorders and personality assessment with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert psychology instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Psychology exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Psychology for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Psychology teachers who want to brush up on psychology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging psychology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a psychology unit or course
- Aspiring psychology teachers
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make psychology easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert psychology instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review psychology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn psychology credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Abnormal Psychology for Teachers, Social Psychology for Teachers, and Research Methods for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in psychology as well as biology, sociology, health, and other related topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Psychology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||History and Approaches (definition of psychology, early approaches, psychology in the last half of the 20th century, ethics in experimentation)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Biological Bases of Behavior (biological psychology, neurons, neurotransmitters, neuroplasticity, endocrine system)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||Sensation and Perception (how vision works, taste, touch, perceptual development)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||States of Consciousness (the sleep cycle, hypnosis, psychoactive drugs)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Learning (classical and operant conditioning, Little Albert, observation)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Cognition (intelligence testing, biological bases of intelligence, language acquisition, memory distortion)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Motivation and Emotion (categorizing emotions, theories of emotion, flight or fight, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Developmental Psychology (prenatal and infant development, Harlow's monkeys, Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Personality (behavioral genetics, id, ego and superego, trait assessment)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Social Psychology (social psychology, stereotypes, group behavior, altruism)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Psychological Disorders and Health (types of disorders, classification, diagnosis)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||Psychological Treatments (group and individual therapy, drugs, effectiveness of treatment)|
|Day 13||Chapter 13||Statistics, Tests and Measurement (types, validity, statistical analysis)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for psychology|
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