Saylor Academy’s online Psychology course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of psychology and to the major subjects of psychological inquiry. This 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. Later in the course you will explore broad areas of research, including emotion, biology, development, memory, and psychopathology. You can earn a free certificate of completion for this online Psychology course, or use many of them to earn credit in leading college programs.

In this course, you will learn to:
  • Identify the steps of the scientific method and apply it to psychological research methodology and statistical analyses
  • Explain the “nature versus nurture” argument and the current status of thinking regarding gene-environment interaction
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic findings within a variety of areas of psychology, including sensation and perception, learning and memory, emotion, development, social psychology, psychopathology
  • Time: 82 hours
  • ($25 Proctor Fee)
  • Free Certificate
A detailed introduction to the fundamental principles of psychology and to the major subjects of psychological inquiry.