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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Psychology (PSY-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2014 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify key concepts, models, and principles regarding psychological research methods, human biology, consciousness, development and human diversity, and sensation and perception; apply the concepts of basic learning, memory, cognition, language, and intelligence concepts, structures, and processes; and explain key theories and research findings regarding emotions, stress, personality, and psychological disorders.


This self-study course is designed to introduce students to the discipline of psychology. Through a psychological lens students explore theory and research related to neurological, biological, cognitive, sociological, cultural, and developmental phenomena. Other topics include: theoretical and empirical perspectives on personality and psychological disorders. The unit objectives are aligned with the American Psychological Association's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major (Version 2.0, August, 2013).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Science, General Science, or Teacher Education (12/14) (1/20 revalidation).