Online psychology program curriculum
Developed by psychology experts, our online psychology program curriculum provides a strong foundation in the concepts, principles, and applications of general psychology. Classes are divided into four main groups: Orientation; Foundations of Psychology; The Mental Process; and Development, Theories, Disorders, and Treatments.
Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLearning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Lesson Group 2―Foundations of PsychologyWhat Is Psychology?
Psychology defined; pseudoscience and popular opinion; thinking critically and creatively about psychology; the history of psychology and current viewpoints of psychological science; professional activities of psychologists.
What makes psychological research scientific; methods used to gather information and establish facts; correlational studies and the factors involved; experimentation basics; evaluating the findings; ethics of studying humans and animals.
Relationship between genes and thoughts, feelings, and actions; the genetics of similarity; courtship and mating; the genetics of difference; the origins of human intelligence.
Function of the nervous system; communication in the nervous system; methods used to map the brain; major structures of the brain and their functions; the two hemispheres of the brain; the flexible brain.
Biological rhythms; the importance of sleep; explanations and evaluations of dreaming; hypnosis; consciousness-altering drugs; the physiology and psychology of drug effects.
Differences between the processes of sensation and perception; differences between absolute thresholds, difference thresholds, and signal detection; relationship between selective attention and inattentional blindness; psychological dimensions of vision and hearing; major structures of the human tongue; importance of smelling; basic skin senses; mystery of pain; perceptual powers.