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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

August 2021 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of the terminology used in psychology; identify research models and relate the findings of research to life situations; demonstrate understanding of the different theoretical approaches to psychology and be able to articulate the different assumptions behind them; apply psychology practically to problems confronting individuals in society; use psychological techniques to explain various aspects of human cognition and behavior; and demonstrate understanding of the workings of their own consciousness, behavior, and interpersonal relationships.


This course will introduce the fundamental principles of psychology and major subjects of psychological inquiry. It has been designed to not only provide the tools necessary for the study of psychology, but to present a sampling of the major areas of psychology research. The course begins with a short overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and an introduction to a number of the principal methodologies most commonly deployed in its study.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Psychology (8/21).