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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)


Varies; distance learning format. 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2016- Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explore the subject matter of the field of psychology and discuss vocabulary and concepts of the field with some of the research findings upon which knowledge of human thought and behavior is based; develop critical thinking skills and be prepared to be a cautious and analytical consumer of information who is proclaimed to be scientific or to be based on research. After completion of exam, students will have a general knowledge of the major sub fields of psychology and attain a working understanding of some of the major theories in psychology and develop the critical thinking skills used in the field of psychology.


This self-study course broadly covers the primary subject matter of the field emphasizing a familiarity with the vocabulary and concepts of psychology. The final exam focuses on the major subfields of and theories in psychology along with assessing students’ critical thinking skills and knowledge of basic subject matter including: research methodology, genes and the environment, the brain and the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, social behavior, memory, emotion, development, and disorders.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, General Education, or Social Science (3/16) (8/21 revalidation).