Psychology I

Right & Left Brain Functions & Dominance

Why Do We Stereotype People?

Sensing, Perceiving, & the Visual System

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Psychology I


This Psychology I course will increase students’ understanding of human psychology and temperament. It’s interesting to gain insight about the way we think and behave, and this course is full of real-life examples.

Students will study human development, cognitive maturity, and herd mentality – thereby increasing their awareness of the factors influencing human behavior. A study of mental health conditions and illnesses will educate students about this important area of health and medicine.
Course Style:

  • Text – clearly explained with illustrations
  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Self assessments
  • Quizzes after each lesson
  • Projects


Along with expository text, videos, animations, interactive exercises, and self-assessments form the framework for students to actively discover, acquire, and personally relate to the concepts and ideas offered in this course.


UNIT 1: Learning Strategies

UNIT 2: Introduction

                Module 1: Welcome to Psychology  

                Module 2: History and Perspectives  

 UNIT 3: Methods

                Module 3: Scientific Method   

                Module 4: Research Designs

 UNIT 4: Brains, Bodies, and Behavior

                Module 5: Neurons: The Building Block of the Nervous System

                Module 6: Brain Regions  

                Module 7: Methods for Studying the Brain

                Module 8: The Nervous System and the Endocrine System

 UNIT 5: Sensing & Perceiving

                Module 9: Introduction to Sensing & Perceiving  

                Module 10: Seeing: The Visual System

                Module 11: Audition & Other Senses  

                Module 12: Perception: Interpreting Sensation Based On Knowledge

 UNIT 6: Learning

                Module 13: Classical Conditioning

                Module 14: Operant Conditioning

                Module 15: Learning By Insight and Observation

 UNIT 7: Memory

                Module 16: Types and Stages of Memory

                Module 17: How We Remember: Cues to Improving Memory

                Module 18: The Biology of Memory

                Module 19: Accuracy and Inaccuracy in Memory and Cognition

 UNIT 8: Language

                Module 20: Communicating With Others: Development and Use of Language

 UNIT 9: Intelligence

                Module 21: Defining and Measuring Intelligence

                Module 22: Bell Curve

                Module 23: Sternberg & Gardner

                Module 24: Issues and Controversies Related to Intelligence

UNIT 10: Lifespan Development

                Module 25: Cognitive Development In Childhood

                Module 26: Social & Personality Development in Children

                Module 27: Adulthood: Early, Middle, and Late


This Psychology course is tailored to adhere to Torah hashkafa which advocates a person’s complete autonomy and free will in his moral decisions. While a person’s nature and nurturing circumstances do influence his cognition, he is always free to choose good over evil, and to improve his character. The Torah also holds every sane person responsible for his actions, regardless of the contributing factors challenging his moral decisions.