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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: define terminology used in psychology; identify research models and relate the findings of research to life situations; discuss different theoretical approaches to psychology and 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 explain workings of their own consciousness, behavior, and interpersonal relationships.


This course introduces the fundamental principles of psychology and major subjects of psychological inquiry and focuses on necessary aspects to study psychology and presents 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).